WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us today launched a substantial nationwide six-figure digital and radio advertising campaign in support of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who voted in support of the American Dream and Promise Act. This vital legislation would create an earned path to citizenship for more than two million Dreamers, DACA-eligible individuals, TPS holders and DED recipients.
The ads will run online and on radio in nearly 30 states, focusing on the seven Republicans and more than two dozen Democratic Members from moderate congressional districts who also voted in support of the bill. They will air on local media as lawmakers head home for recess.
“We are thankful for the courage and leadership of Members from both sides of who voted for this smart, bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers,” said FWD.us President Todd Schulte. “There is overwhelming support for this legislation across the country, and Americans should know the lawmakers who stepped up in support of Dreamers when this critical legislation came up for a vote.”
The Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6) — introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-7), and CongresswomanYvette Clarke (NY-9) — would create an earned path to citizenship for more than two million immigrants who have been living and building families in the United States for decades.
The bill passed on June 4 by a 237-187 margin, with all Democrats and seven Republicans voting in support.
New polling released this month by Global Strategy Group shows that providing a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers continues to be overwhelmingly popular, with 77% of voters supporting this provision. This support extends across party lines and all demographic groups. Moreover, support remains incredibly high, even in the face of negative attacks using opponents’ arguments.