70th Hour for the 70,000 Dreams Deferred!: VIGIL at STARVED 4 DREAM HUNGER STRIKE
Every year 70,000 undocumented students graduate each year from high school with little hopes of pursuing their dreams. On June 5th, 2010, on Day 4 of the Hunger Strike, the 10 hunger strikers, their families and community members will mark the 70thhour of their hunger strike in honor of the dreams that have been deferred.
The vigil will consists of a prayer ceremony, personal story sharing and a demand that Senator Schumer move the Dream Act forward as a stand alone bill.
As the Chairman of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, Schumer has the power to move the dream act forward now but he chooses not too. He chooses to keep our dreams hostage and our time is running out! It’s been about 10 years fighting for this bill and we can’t wait anymore, our dreams can’t wait anymore.
Come and Join STARVED 4 DREAM as we say Schumer, MOVE the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill NOW!
When: THIS Friday, June 4th at 7pm – RAIN or SHINE
Where: In front of Schumer’s office located on 757 Third Ave New York, NY 10017
Please bring flashlights or electric candles (not real candles). Invite your friends, family members and neighbors to join the strikers of starved4dream. Our families are the ones that are there for us, that support us in what we do. Their dreams have become ours, It’s because of those dreams that we’re in this country today.
Help the strikers everyday by calling Senator Schumer’s office at 212-486-4430 and say you want him to move the DREAM Act forward as a stand-alone bill.
You can also donate the following items: pedialite, bottles of water, sleeping bags, baby wipes, sunscreen, and yoga mats. Bring the items to the hunger strike site directly: 757 Third Ave New York, NY 10017. Call us at 347-755-3303 or emailKiran@nysylc.org