Yesterday, Rosario, Janet and I were part of an act of civil disobedience blocking traffic in front of Governor Cuomo’s office. I’d like to thank all of the people who’ve been supportive. We were held at 17th precint processed in the system and spend the night at 100 centre street, where we had arraignment in front of a judge today in the morning. We were charged with disorderly conduct; our trial is set for April 25th. As of yet, ICE has not gotten involved but it is to their discretion to do so; ICE involvement is an imminent threat. Our bail money has not been set yet but your donations will be used to cover all our legal fees. To donate for our legal fund click here.
After being released, I’m feeling exhausted, reenergized and determined to keep fighting for the NY Dream Act because this is not the end. We must keep putting the pressure on Gov. Cuomo and our legislators to come out in support of the NY Dream Act and include it in the executive budget, because he still has the power to do so by April 1st. The fight is not over, we are willing to do whatever it takes to pass the NY Dream Act this year. Continue to make those phone calls to Gov. Cuomo. As Janet says “the fight is not over yet. We still need to inform and educate New Yorkers what the NY Dream Act is and what it will do for NY. We must keep the momentum going and pressure Governor Cuomo to act NOW!”
Join us at the General Meeting on Wednesday, April 4th at 6:30pm at the YLC office. Come, stay tuned for more developments on the NY Dream Act and get involved!
Sara and the NYSYLC Team