Let Congress know where you stand!

Thursday, February 1, 2018 is National Student Call-In Day for the DREAM Act.  Students at Jesuit universities across the country are contacting their Members of Congress to let them know where they stand on the DREAM Act, DACA, and immigration reform.

Call your Member of Congress today and let your voice be heard!

Find Your Member of Congress

To find your U.S. Senators, visit https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact.

To find your U.S. Representative, go to https://www.house.gov.  Enter your hometown zip code in the upper right corner of the page.  If prompted, enter your street address to refine the search.

Here is the contact information for those who represent Ohio and John Carroll’s district.  As a John Carroll student, they represent you and want to hear from you.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown  (202) 224-2315
U.S. Senator Rob Portman  (202) 224-3353
U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge  (202) 225-7032

You can also call Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (202) 225-0600
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  (202) 224-3135

What to say

 My name is                 , and I am from (HOMETOWN)                    .

I am calling to encourage (REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR)                       to vote in favor of the DREAM Act and persuade his/her colleagues to do so as well.

Time is running out.  After March 5, 2018, more than 1000 people a day with lose their DACA status.  I am very worried about what may lie ahead for the hundreds of thousands of DACA-protected students and undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

I urge Congress to come together and take immediate action to pass DREAM Act legislation as soon as possible.  Thank you very much for listening.


When should I call?
Congressional offices are typically staffed from 9am to 5pm.  You can still call after hours and leave a message.

Who will answer the phone?
You will be speaking with a staffer or an intern, probably someone about your age.  Leave your message with that staffer.  They will note your call and share a summary with the Member.

What if no one answers?
There should be an option to leave a comment for the Member.  Select this option and leave a voice message.  Congressional offices are typically staffed from 9am to 5pm.  You can still call after hours and leave a message.

I oppose the Dream Act.  May I call my Member of Congress and say that?
Yes, of course.  Please go ahead and find the contact info for your Members, and then place a call to express your opinion.

What else can I do?
Keep calling!  Call everyday if you can, and encourage others to call too.