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November 9 — Massive Mobilization to Pass the Dream Act This Year

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Immigrant youth, local leaders, advocates, and allies are escalating their campaign for the Dream Act with 43 rallies, marches, petition deliveries, and protests in 14 states to call for citizenship and protection for immigrant youth on Thursday, November 9.

Poll after poll documents the overwhelming public support for undocumented youth: according to Quinnipiac, nearly 90% of Americans support a pathway to citizenship or legal status for undocumented youth. Now it’s time for Congress to listen to America, pass a clean Dream Act, and protect undocumented youth and immigrant families.

While some in the Trump Administration and the Republican Congress have suggested procrastinating until next year to solve this crisis, the simple fact is that DACA has already been terminated. Delay is not an option for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth facing the consequences of that decision. An additional million undocumented youth who’ve made this country their home stand to gain protections, a pathway to citizenship, work authorization, and more opportunities for the very first time with the Dream Act. There is no solution other than passing commonsense legislation that will give undocumented youth a path to residency and citizenship.

Congress must ensure that the Dream Act receives a vote before year’s end and should explore attaching Dream to every moving legislative vehicle in the coming weeks and months. That includes the upcoming disaster relief bills and the omnibus spending package that currently must pass by the end of the year..

Bottom line: If Congress has failed to solve the problem before December 8, they must include it in the end of year spending bill. Leaving town isn’t an option, nor is funding the means to deport undocumented youth and their families through appropriations.

Please see below for a list of actions in Arizona; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Washington, DC; Florida; Missouri; Nebraska; Nevada; Ohio; Oregon; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; and Texas.

State City Time Location Information: LINK
AZ Tucson 4:30 PM McSally’s office (4400 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711) 11/9 Rep McSally, #CleanDREAMAct Now, Please! Rally at office https://actionnetwork.org/events/119-rep-mcsally-cleandreamact-now-please-2
CA Hanford 10:30 AM 101 N Irwin St #110b, Hanford, CA 93230 Rally outside Rep office
CA Buena Park 3:30 PM UFCW 324 8530 Stanton Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620 Join us for a rally and march to urge Congress to protect DACA recipients and pass the DREAM Act! https://actionnetwork.org/events/daca-rally-march
CA Irvine 10:00 AM Walters District Office, 3333 Michelson Drive Suite 230, Irvine, CA 92612 Nov 9th action
CA Modesto 10:00 AM Modesto Office,4701 Sisk Rd Suite 202, Modesto, CA 95356 Rally/Press Conference
CA Apple Valley 10:00 AM 14955 Dale Evans Pkwy, Apple Valley, CA 92307 Nov 9th action/Rally/Presser
CA Santa Clarita 10:00 AM Santa Clarita Office, 26415 Carl Boyer Dr #220, Santa Clarita, CA 91350 Rally/Press Conference
CA Palmdale 10:00 AM Palmdale Office,1008 West Avenue M-14, Suite E , Palmdale, CA 93551 Nov 9th action for Dream Act
CA Bakersfield All day
Frameworks 1020 18th Street
We are using massive black and white portraits, taken on site, to portray a full mural of the community and organizing media availabilities and group actions alongside the installation to elevate local voices and highlight that we are all in support of DREAMers and Passing the Dream Act.
CA San Diego San Diego Mesa Community College Walk-out for Operation Dream Act
CA San Diego University of San Diego Walk-out for Operation Dream Act
CA San Francisco CSU San Francisco Walk-out for Operation Dream Act
CA Bakersfield 10:00 AM Valadao District Office, 2700 M Street, Suite 250 B, Bakersfield Nov 9th action
CO Denver 3:30 PM JFA Center (2525 W. Alameda Ave, Denver CO 80219) Clean Dream Act Colorado Phone Bank to MOC
CO Aurora 6:30 PM Aurora, CO More than 22,000 young people who couldn’t meet the unexpected, arbitrary DACA application renewal deadline set by this administration are starting to lose their status. Families and communities are feeling the effects at this very moment and we cannot waste any more time in passing a permanent legislative solution and provide a path to citizenship. https://actionnetwork.org/events/clean-dream-act-day-of-action
CO Denver 7:00 AM Overpass of Interstate 25 on 23rd Street, Denver, CO Banner Drop
CT New Haven 4:30 PM New Haven Green in front of Summerfield UMC,425 College Street, New Haven, CT Clean DREAM Act & Protection of ALL Immigrants
DC DC 10:30 AM Columbus Circle (Union Station) Operation Dream Act Now https://actionnetwork.org/events/operation-dream-act-now
DC DC UWD 9:45 AM Trinity University Operation Dream Act Now
DC DC UWD 9:00 AM Woodrow Wilson High School Operation Dream Act Now
DC DC UWD 9:10 AM University of D.C. Operation Dream Act Now
DC DC UWD 9:30 AM American University Operation Dream Act Now
DC DC UWD 9:30 AM George Washington University Operation Dream Act Now
DC DC UWD 9:30 AM School W/O Walls Operation Dream Act Now
FL Miami 7:30 PM Miami, TBD DREAM Act Phone Bank https://actionnetwork.org/events/dream-act-phone-bank
FL Doral
Rubio’s Miami Office 8669 NW 36th Street
DACA letter/petition delivery
MD Rockville UWD 9:00 AM Montgomery College – Rockville Campus Operation Dream Act Now
MD Takoma Park UWD 9:00 AM Montgomery College – Takoma Park Operation Dream Act Now
NE Omaha Letter delivery
NV Reno 12:00 PM Bruce R Thompson Federal Building,400 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV #HereToStay Rally https://actionnetwork.org/events/heretostay-rally
NV Las Vegas 12:00 PM Senator Heller’s Office, 8930 W Sunset Rd, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV #HereToStay Rally https://actionnetwork.org/events/heretostay-rally-2
NV Las Vegas 2:00 PM Las Vegas Federal Building Rally for #DreamActNow
OH Cleveland 12:00 PM Senator Portman’s Office, 1240 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114, United States Join us as Cleveland joins a national day of action for clean Dream Act. We’ll deliver a letter to Sen. Rob Portman’s Cleveland office, demanding he support a clean Dream Act now! https://www.facebook.com/events/767394746786946
OH Cincinnati 11:30 AM YWCA Greater Cincinnati, Room 2A, 898 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202, United States Lunch and Learn: What is DACA? Who are the DREAMers? What will the DREAM Act do? How can I support local immigrants? http://events.eventzilla.net/e/ispv-lunch-and-learn-dreamers-in-cincinnati-2138921250
OR Western Oregon University Walk out for Operation Dream Act
PA Langhorne 4:00 PM Rep Fitzpatrick District Office 1717 Langhorne Newtown Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047 Petition delivery https://actionnetwork.org/events/daca-petition-delivery?source=direct_link&
SC Columbia 5:30 PM Columbia, SC (1100 Gervais St. Columbia, SC) DREAM Act National Day of Action Rally with OFA and Partners https://actionnetwork.org/events/dream-act-national-day-of-action-rally-with-ofa-and-partners-2
TX Georgetown 12:00 PM Southwestern University Walk out for Operation Dream Act https://www.facebook.com/events/2049759578373529/
TX Houston 1:45 PM University of Houston Downtown, 1 Main St., Houston, TX 77002 Walk out for Operation Dream Act
TX Austin 11:00 AM Austin area schools/workplaces Walk out for Operation Dream Act https://www.facebook.com/events/863302093845842/
TX El Paso 11:45 AM University of Texas at El Paso, Leech Grove UTEP, W. University Ave. at Wiggins Way Walk out for Operation Dream Act https://www.facebook.com/events/1846514748993813/
TX Austin 11:00 AM 221 6th St W, Austin, TX 78701, United States ATX WalkOut for Clean #DreamActNOW https://www.facebook.com/events/863302093845842/
TX College Station 10:00 AM A&M College Station CMSA for #DreamActNOW
TX Dallas 10:00 AM 5001 Spring Valley Rd, Dallas, TX 75244-3910, United States Rally to Pass the 2017 DREAM Act https://www.facebook.com/events/1556174027780605/
TX El Paso 10:45 AM Leech Grove, UTEP, El Paso, Texas 79902 Miners: Walkout for a clean DREAM Act by December! https://www.facebook.com/events/1846514748993813/
TX Georgetown 12:00 PM Southwestern University: Bishop’s Lounge Southwestern University Walkout for Dream Act https://www.facebook.com/events/2049759578373529/
TX Houston 1:45 PM In Front of Ezekiel Cullen Main Building Walkout by Students at the University of Houston Central