For Immediate Release
Progressive Organizations Call on Democratic Leadership to Insist on Clean Dream Act By Year’s End
WASHINGTON - Since the Trump Administration announced its decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5th, more than 11,000 young people have lost their protection from deportation and their ability to work. What’s worse — each day that passes without a permanent legislative solution in place, 122 DACA recipients will lose their protections and millions more have no protections at all.
On a press call THURSDAY, December 14th at 10:30am ET, progressive leaders will highlight the importance of passing a clean Dream Act by the end of the year. Specifically, they will call on Leader Pelosi and Leader Schumer to stay true to their commitment that passage of a clean Dream Act is a priority and ensure it is included in the must-pass spending bill that Congress needs to approve by December 22. The organizations represented on the call have signed on to a joint letter signed by more than 120 organizations calling on Democratic leadership to stand with immigrant youth. The letter will be released when the call begins.
Cristina Jimenez, Co-Founder and Executive Director, United We Dream
Murshed Zaheed, Political Director, CREDO
Angel Padilla, Policy Director, Indivisible
Ben Wikler, Washington Director, MoveOn.org
Monique Teal, Senior Campaigner, Daily Kos
Neil Sroka, Communications Director, Democracy for America
Kelley Robinson, National Director of Organizing, Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Thanu Yakupitiyage, U.S. Communications Manager, 350.org
WHEN: THURSDAY, December 14 at 10:30am ET
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