It’s amazing how a piece of paper can change your life


To say that my life changed two years ago would be a complete understatement.

Call President Obama and tell him to stand up and fight for our families!

Make a call!

 

immigrationTo say that my life changed two years ago would be a complete understatement. I came to the US with my family 15 years ago when I was just nine years old, but it wasn’t until the summer of 2012 that I finally felt like I was home. That was the year I got DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and I finally felt like I belonged. It’s amazing what happens when you have a piece of paper that says you will be here for a while, that you won’t be deported. Now I know that as long as I continue to do things right, I will have the opportunity to fulfill my dreams. Will you take action to ensure that millions of others like me also have the chance to fulfill their dreams?

Make a call to President Obama and tell him to take administrative action to provide relief from deportations to millions in our community.

DACA did change my life, but I am one of the lucky ones. There are millions of others–including my parents–who live in constant fear of being deported and separated from their families. DACA hasn’t given me the relief of knowing that my parents won’t be needlessly deported. I worry that if my parents don’t get relief from deportation soon, they will get to be of retirement age, and who knows what future awaits them when they get older? They have done so much for the well-being of our community. This is their home, too.

Help my parents and other immigrants like them stay in their communities by calling on the President to take action.

President Obama has said that he is working to find a solution for our families, but he hasn’t committed to what that will look like. What that solution could look like is up to us. We have a narrow window of opportunity to speak up for our community and push the President to go as big as possible on administrative relief.

Will you take action by making a call to President Obama and tell him to provide relief to ALL of our families?

Carmen, you are not alone. Today thousands of others across the country are also standing up to speak up for what’s right. In hundreds of towns from coast to coast, including my community in the San Fernando Valley, we are standing up to demand action from the President and relief for our families. With your help, President Obama will hear us and give relief to families like mine.

Can we count on you to make a call?

In solidarity,

Hassan Zuniga
College Student

Running On, Not From, Obamacare


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Candidates Who Support The Affordable Care Act Are Going On Offense

It has been widely reported this week that Senator Mark Pryor released an ad touting his support for Obamacare in his re-election campaign in Arkansas. While Pryor’s ad shows that those running in tough races see access to affordable health care as a strong issue to highlight, this is not the first time a candidate has run on all or part of the Affordable Care Act, even if conventional wisdom has suggested otherwise.

As The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn noted yesterday, Republicans tried the repeal argument two years ago, which led to the President touting the benefits of the law during his campaign. He was obviously re-elected. In the past, the most notable piece has been the Medicaid expansion, which has insured millions of Americans in states that have chosen to implement it, while stubborn conservative governors let their states fall behind.

Below is a selection of headlines from around the country on the issue.

ACA supporters on the offense:

BOTTOM LINE: For months, we’ve seen those who voted for the ACA embrace it on the campaign trail and use it to go on offense, particularly in competitive races. Pryor is just the latest example. The conventional wisdom is that candidates want to avoid talking about the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act. But as we are increasingly seeing, the conventional wisdom is wrong.

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