The president of Rutgers University is encouraging students to lobby Congress in favor of the BRIDGE Act, a bill that would expand protections for illegal immigrant students.
Campus Reform obtained a copy of the email sent to the entire Rutgers student body by President Robert Barchi, in which he advises students to send automated letters to their elected officials urging them to “support and consider co-sponsoring H.R. 496/S.128, bipartisan legislation known as the BRIDGE Act that would extend the safety and security of DACA to undocumented students.”
Indeed, Barchi even goes so far as to provide his students with a link to a pre-written form letter on the university’s website, streamlining the lobbying process for Rutgers students by providing them with a program that “will generate a letter of support that will be emailed to [their] US Senators and Representative.”
“Taking action to show your support is easy—it will take no more than a minute or two of your time,” he explains. “The program automatically identifies your appropriate elected representative from your home address. The letter is pre-written, so you may review it before you hit ‘send.’”