On Saturday, immigrant youth and families will rally outside Senator Chuck Schumer’s Brooklyn home over the DREAM Act.
We hoped to gather to celebrate Senator Schumer’s successful passage of a clean DREAM Act, with no border militarization or interior enforcement provisions, as part of the Congressional budget negotiations.
But, since Senator Schumer failed to bring home the DREAM Act, our mood will be somber, as we will speak out to hold him accountable for failing to use his leverage to secure the legislation that our youth and families so desperately need.
On Tuesday, hundreds of young immigrants and families rallied in front of Schumer’s Manhattan offices to demand that he brings home a clean Dream Act before the end of the year, which he promised to do this fall. They also delivered nearly 250,000 petitions to his Manhattan offices.
WHAT: Rally at Senator Schumer’s House
WHO: Immigrant youth and families from Make the Road New York, New York Immigration Coalition, MoveOn.org, CREDO, Center for Popular Democracy, United We Dream, Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Working Families Party, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Indivisible Nation BK, Empire State Indivisible, 32BJ SEIU, New York Communities for Change, Fast Food Justice, North Star Fund, National Domestic Workers’ Alliance, Women’s March, #Resist, MPower Change, Get Organized BK, Community Voices Heard,
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [LIST IN FORMATION]
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