Dreamers and Allies Escalate Sit-Ins in 30 Offices Across the Country

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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.

KEY EVENTS:

Tuesday,  December 5

Arizona

8:30 AMSen. Flake's Phoenix Office, 2200 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 120, Phoenix AZ. More info here.

11:00 AMMcSally's Congressional office, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd. # 510, Tucson AZ. More info here.

California

12:00 PMSen. Feinstein's Los Angeles Office, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 915, Los Angeles CA. More info here.

Colorado

3:00 PMSen. Gardner's Denver Office, 721 19th St., Ste. 150, Denver CO. More info here.

3:00 PMRep. Coffman's Aurora Office, 3300 S. Parker Rd., Suite #305, Aurora CO. More info here.

Florida

12:00 PMRep. Diaz-Balart's Office, 8669 NW 36th St, Suite 100, Doral FL. More info here.

10:00 AMSen. Duckworth's Office, 230 South Dearborn Street Suite 3900, Chicago IL. More info here.

3:00 PMOffice of Rep. Lahood, 3004 G.E. Rd Suite 1B, Bloomington IL. More info here.

Nevada

10:00 AMSen. Heller's Las Vegas Office, 8930 W. Sunset Rd. Suite 230, Las Vegas NV. More info here.

12:00 PMSen. Heller's Reno Office, 400 S. Virginia St. Bruce Thompson Federal Building Suite 738, Reno NV. More info here.

New York

9:30 AMNY Senator Schumer's Peekskill Office, 1 Park Pl #100, Peekskill NY. More info here.

10:00 AMSenator Schumer's NYC Office, 780 Third Avenue, Suite 2301 New York, NY. More info here.

Ohio

4:00 PMPortman's Cincinnati Office, 312 Walnut St #3425, Cincinnati OH. More info here.

Texas

10:30 AMSen. Cornyn's Dallas Office, 5001 Spring Valley Rd. Suite 1125 E, Dallas, TX 75244. More info here.

Utah

12:00 PMSit-In at Wallace Bennett Federal Building, 25 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138. More info here.

Washington

12:15 PMRep. Newhouse's Richland Office, 3100 George Washington Way #130, Richland WA. More info here.

2:00 PMRep. McMorris Rodger's Spokane Office, 10 North Post Street, Suite 625, Spokane WA. More info here.

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