Yesterday, July 20th, more than 400 youth congregated in Washington DC to demand Congressional members to pass the DREAM Act in a symbolic DREAM Graduation Ceremony, followed by a march around the streets of the nation’s capital. While these actions were taking place, over twenty undocumented students held simultaneous sit-ins at the offices of Senator
Menendez, Senate Majority Leader Reid, Senator Feinstein, Senator McCain and Senator Schumer.
After holding these sit-ins, the arrests of these students started at 4pm and ended around 7.30pm; surprisingly, the students in Sen. Reid’s office were arrested before those in McCain’s office. One of the arrested students is our very own Sonia Guinansaca, a Hunter College student, artist and community organizer. She carried out the sit-in at Senator Schumer’s office demanding he takes leadership and moves the DREAM Act as a stand-alone measure.
* VIGIL @ SENATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICE ALL DAY TODAY, 1pm press conference *
What: Vigil in solidarity with Sonia G., an NYSYLC leader, and the 21 brave dreamers who were arrested to demand immediate action by Sen. Schumer to move the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill
When: ALL DAY TODAY July 21st, 2010. Press conference at 1pm
Where: Outside Sen. Schumer’s NY office at 757 Third Ave (at 47th St), New York, NY
Who:YLC members, high school and college students, community members and supporters
Why: Because immigrant students cannot wait any longer. We are Undocumented and Unafraid, and we want the DREAM Act now!
Media contact: Daniela at firstname.lastname@example.org or more info, Jennifer at email@example.com or 347-581-7337
* TAKE ACTION NOW! *
CALL SENATOR SCHUMER NOW! TELL HIM YOU SUPPORT THE 21 DREAMERS ARRESTED YESTERDAY AND URGE HIM TO MOVE ON THE DREAM ACT AS A STAND ALONE BILL, THE FUTURES OD THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ON THE LINE!
DC OFFICE: 202- 224-6542
NY OFFICE: 212-486-4430