For Immediate Release
Progressive Leaders from the Healthcare, Labor and Women’s Rights Movement Join Immigrant Youth to Mobilize Hundreds for the Dream Act
WASHINGTON - Happening Today, February 7th, the National Day of Action for the Dream Act will bring together hundreds of progressive allies from the healthcare, labor, and women’s rights movement to join immigrant youth in the fight for the Dream Act. The groups, which include the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network; Women’s March; the Center for Popular Democracy; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Good Jobs Nation; FIRM/Center for Community Change; National Domestic Workers Alliance; Church World Service, Make the Road New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Nevada; and United We Dream, will make a unified demand of Congress and President Trump: reject President Trump’s mass deportation plan and pass the Dream Act now!
President Trump created the crisis we face when he killed DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) by putting the lives of immigrant youth in immediate danger and punted the problem to Congress. Now, he and his anti-immigrant political advisors like Stephen Miller, have taken immigrant youth hostage with their latest white supremacy plan that attacks immigrant parents and family immigration, Black and brown immigrants, and their community.
Now is the time for both Republicans and Democrats to make a moral choice to reject the Trump immigration proposal and pass a simple and narrow legislation that protects immigrant youth without harming others.
DAY OF ACTION DETAILS
When: Wednesday, Feb. 7th starting at Noon, EST
Where: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE
Who: Cristina Jimenez, United We Dream; Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez, Women’s March of Washington; Ady Barkan and Ana Maria Archila, Center for Popular Democracy; Vanita Gupta, Leadership Conference; Gustavo Torres, CASA; Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Bend the Arc; Father Vidal Rivas, DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network; Sara Chieffo, League of Conservation Voters; Immigrant youth and families from Make the Road, CASA, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Members of Congress: U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), and more to be confirmed.
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