Weekly Toolkit – Week of June 3rd

The Senate and the House are both back from recess this week, and the Senate is moving rapidly on the amnesty bill.  Now is our chance to make sure our elected officials understand how bad S. 744, the amnesty bill really is!  As a reminder, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised President Obama that he will deliver the Senate’s vote on amnesty before July 4th, so the pressure is really on now!  We have a small window of time to defeat this bill!

We also want to hear from you about the toolkits.  Is there anything you would like to see in future toolkits?  How is your group using the toolkit?  Please share with us how you are using this week’s toolkit.  Take pictures of your street rally and send them to us.  Share your Facebook posts and tweets with us.  As always, your feedback is invaluable.

We’ve included this week some positive messaging on what we would like real immigration reform to look like.  Thank you to everyone who participated in our surveys and helped us craft this messaging!

Here are some recommended activities and resources for this week.


Amnesty talking points (extended version)
Condensed amnesty talking points (brief bullet points)
Positive messaging on real immigration reform
Sample letter to the editor


Tuesday is “Tweet it Tuesday” and the focus is on spreading on our message on social media and in the blogs.  We have included here:
Sample blog post
Sample social media messages


We are asking everyone to write letters to both of their U.S. Senators this week.  We have heard from several offices this past week that our letters are being noticed, so please keep up the good work this week.
Sample letter to Senator

Today we are asking everyone to participate in a street rally at a busy intersection.  Remember, these street rallies have a huge impact, even if only a few people show up.
Sample sign messages
Instructions for how to host a street rally


Weekly recap