For Immediate Release
Dreamers and Allies Escalate Sit-Ins in 30 Offices Across the Country
Dreamers and Allies Stage Sit-ins Today at 30 Local Senate and House Offices in 12 States; Demand Members Pledge to Vote Against Year-End Spending Bill Unless Clean Dream Act Is Included
WASHINGTON - On Tuesday December 5, undocumented youth across the country escalate the pressure on members of congress from both parties to publictly pledge to vote against a spending bill to fund the government unless a clean version of the DREAM Act is attached. This sit-ins build on Monday’s actions, in which hundreds of people protested at 14 congressional offices across the country, leading to arrests in some of them and public responses from members, including Sen. Patrick Leahy from Vermont.
Dreamers will be risking arrest in several of the sit-ins, including “Original Dreamer” Tereza Lee, who, after sharing her story with Sen. Dick Durbin in 2001, inspired him to draft the first version of the DREAM Act.
Tuesday’s actions are part of a larger movement to fight for a clean Dream Act, where immigrants brought to the United States as children are able to live, learn, work, and pursue their dreams in the only country they’ve ever known as home.
Visit https://fightforourdream.org/ for a full list Tuesday’s actions.
Tuesday, December 5
12:00 PMSen. Feinstein's Los Angeles Office, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 915, Los Angeles CA. More info here.
3:00 PMOffice of Rep. Lahood, 3004 G.E. Rd Suite 1B, Bloomington IL. More info here.
10:30 AMSen. Cornyn's Dallas Office, 5001 Spring Valley Rd. Suite 1125 E, Dallas, TX 75244. More info here.
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The #OurDream campaign is a coalition effort led by undocumented youth that includes: The Seed Project, Youth Caucus of America, Democracy Spring, Progressive Democrats of America, Justice Democrats, Presente Action, Good Jobs Nation, Millennials for Revolution, Undocumented, Students for Education Equity, Democratic Socialist of America, The People's Consortium for Economic and Human Rights, Inc., Working Families Party, People for Bernie, Women's March, Common, Defense PAC/Vets Against Hate, Action Group Network, Million Hoodies