Yesterday the House reauthorized SCHIP – including a section of the bill that provides for legal immigrant children and pregnant mothers. The bill will now move to the Senate for an even tougher fight.
Take five minutes out of your day to stand up for immigrant children and their mothers. CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY: Click here for a list of Senators and their office phone numbers – listed by state.
Here is a sample message:
“Hi, I want to leave a message for my Senator. I/my organization support full funding to re-authorize the SCHIP program, and I/we want legal immigrant kids to be included in SCHIP. Please vote to reauthorize SCHIP, and oppose any amendments that might create more barriers for legal immigrant kids. Thank you.”
Once you’ve called your Senator, please take a moment to contact Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (202) 224-2651 and Senate Leader Harry Reid (202) 224-3542 with this message:
“I/my organization support full funding to re-authorize the SCHIP program, and I/we want legal immigrant kids to be included in SCHIP. Please oppose any secondary amendments that undermine coverage for these kids. Thank you”