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Stories of America’s Dreamers Front and Center in Vibrant National Week of Action

 

Massive Support Across USA for Enacting Clean Dream Act This Year

Dreamers and allies kicked off another vibrant week of action in our nation’s capital and beyond over the weekend, demanding that Congress do its job and pass the Dream Act before the end of the year.

From California and Ohio to Tennessee and Washington, DC, the positive contributions of America’s Dreamers will be on display all across the nation, and particularly in Washington, DC as Congress prepares to wrap up its end of the year business.

Members of Congress cannot and must not go home for the holidays without voting to fix the status of America’s Dreamers.

Events will be taking place in Washington, DC; California; Connecticut; Iowa; Illinois; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Nevada; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Oregon; Pennsylvania; and Texas – and are listed chronologically below (all time zones in local time)

Monday, December 4th & 5th Washington DC

UWD/SEIU will organize a delegation to the airport to greet members of Congress as they return to the Capitol.

Location: DCA Airport Time TBD based on House/Senate schedules

For more information, contact Bruna Bouhid at bruna@unitedwedream.org

December 4 – 8 Washington, DC

United We Dream will have a continuous presence in DC with Dreamers from across the country until Congress enacts a Dream Act this year.  Each day Dreamers will  lead, join and participate in creative actions to street the urgency of passing a Dream Act.

For more information, contact Bruna Bouhid at bruna@unitedwedream.org

Monday, December 4 (Washington, DC; California; Texas)

10am – 4pm ET: Washington, DC 

Faith, Education, Business and Community Leaders Speak Out for Dreamers at Story-sharing Marathon on Capitol Hill

Location: Area 10, behind the House Triangle, U.S. Capitol Hill

For more information, contact Maria Praeli at mariap@fwd.us or Lia Paradalparada@americanprogress.org

11 am ET: Washington, DC

Prayer Vigil/Rally for Dream Act

Evangelical leaders and Dreamers from across the country from the  Christian Community Development Association, Bread for the World, Sojourners, Evangelicals for Social Action, Urban Strategies, Red Letter Christians, World Relief, Freedom Road, & the Matthew 25 Coalition, Church World Service will hold a press conference and prayer rally led by pastors, alongside DACA recipients from their congregations, will share statements, pray and ceremonially take the 1,000’s of dreams collected from around the country and commit to bring them together to Congress. Follow up prayer outside Capitol offices is scheduled after the rally.

Location: Capitol grounds, area 9, 1st and Constitution, NE

For more information, contact Michelle Warren michelle@ccda.org

11am PT: Los Angeles, CA

Dream Act LGBTQ Press Conference

Location: Mi Centro, 553 S. Clarence Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

For more information, contact Jorge Mario Cabrera, CHIRLA, jmcabrera@chirla.org, Maria Melo, LA LGBT Center, mmelo@lalgbtcenter.org, Tami Martin, Equality California, tami@eqca.org 

6:30pm CT: Austin, TX

Texas Senator Kirk Watson and State Representatives Eddie Rodriguez, Donna Howard, Celia Israel and Gina Hinojosa will join Austin-area Dreamers to discuss how the end of DACA is already affecting Dreamers and to urge Congress to pass a clean Dream Act.

For more information, contact Mario Carrillo at mcarrillo@americasvoice.org

Tuesday, December 5 (Washington, DC; Ohio)

10am ET: Washington, DC

Evangelical leaders and Dreamers from across the country from the  Christian Community Development Association, Bread for the World, Sojourners, Evangelicals for Social Action, Urban Strategies, Red Letter Christians, World Relief, Freedom Road, & the Matthew 25 Coalition, Church World Service will gather outside of Speaker Ryan’s Washington DC offices with the dreams and prayers for a collective action advocating for the Dream Act.

Location: Speaker Ryan’s Office

For more information, contact Michelle Warren at michelle@ccda.org

1pm ET: Washington, DC

Black-AAPI Immigrant Action Day

On December 5, 2017, more than a hundred Black and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrants will join forces for a day of action in Washington, DC to demand the passage of a clean Dream Act and a permanent solution for Temporary Protective Status (TPS) holders. Participants will visit Congressional and Senate offices after the press conference and deliver petitions to Speaker Ryan.

Location: Capitol Hill House Triangle

For more information, contact Jonathan Jayes-Green jonathan@undocublack.org

4pm ET: Cincinnati, OH

Rally for a Clean Dream Act outside Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) Cincinnati office.

Location: 312 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

4pm ET: Columbus, OH

Rally for a Clean Dream Act outside Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) Columbus office.

Location: 37 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

6pm PT: Las Vegas, NV

Join ACDC (Asian Community Development Council) and PLAN (Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada) as we celebrate immigrants and Dreamers in Nevada while we advocate for a clean Dream Act and for saving TPS to protect our APIA communities.

Location: Asian Community Development Council 2610 South Jones Boulevard #3, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146

7pm CT: Houston, TX

Faith leaders and members of the immigrant community will share a dinner at U.S. Congressman John Culberson district office to tell the Congressman that his community needs a clean Dream Act now.

Location: 10840 Beinhorn Rd., Houston, TX

For more information, contact Damaris at gonzalezmrs34@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 6

(Washington, DC; California; Connecticut; Illinois; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Nevada; Ohio; Oregon, Tennessee)

Washington, DC

Throughout the day and across DC, CASA, Firm, United We Dream, SEIU, and Church World Service will lead a mass mobilization action in support of the Dream Act and TPS
For more information, contact Bruna Bouhid at bruna@unitedwedream.org

12:00 PM  Rally Upper Senate Park

9am ET: Washington, DC

We Belong Together’s “Dream for the Holidays” campaign will deliver letters written to Congress from children and youth throughout the country in support of the Dream Act.

For more information, contact Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org

Nationwide

This December 6th, we’re building a movement powered by supporters and their stories from all 50 states and every congressional district to highlight our broken immigration system and push for reform, beginning with a solution for Dreamers now.

Across California, December 6th Caravan and 3 Day Fast in Los Angeles (PT)

Join a Press Conference / Launch of Fast/ Bus Departure – Los Angeles
Event Lead: Melody Klingenfuss, CHIRLA/CDN, melodyk@chirla.org
Location: 265 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time: 9:30 a.m.

Rep. Cook – Caravan Stop #1
Event Lead: Mariela Jaquez, mjaquez@chirla.org
Location: 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA 92307
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Rep. Knight – Caravan Stop #2
Event Lead: Tony Bernabe, CHIRLA, tbernabe@chirla.org
Location: 1008 West Avenue M-14, Suite E. Palmdale, CA 93551
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Rep. McCarthy – Caravan Stop #3
Event Lead: Melody Klingenfuss, CHIRLA/CDN, melodyk@chirla.org
Location: 4100 Empire Drive, #150, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Time: 4:00 p.m.

Evening Fast – Los Angeles (Fast concludes on Friday, Dec. 8th)
Event Lead: Melody Klingenfuss, CHIRLA/CDN, melodyk@chirla.org
Location: 265 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time: 8:00 p.m.

10:30 am PT: Hanford, CA

Join the UFW Foundation, Mi Familia Vota, CHIRLA, and more for a rally on Dec. 6th the National Day of Action for the Dream Act. We will be outside of Rep. Valadao’s office demanding that he support undocumented youth this holiday season by standing in support of a clean Dream Act.

Location: 101 North Irwin Street, Suite 110B, Hanford, CA 93230

For more information, contact Samuel Molina, MFV samuelm@mifamiliavota.net, Daniel Penaloza, CHIRLA dpenaloza@chirla.org

12pm PT: Apple Valley, CA

Join the ACLU of Southern California, the IE Dream Act Council, CHIRLA and more for a rally on Dec. 6ththe National Day of Action for the Dream Act. We will be outside of Rep. Cook’s office demanding that he support undocumented youth this holiday season by standing in support of a clean Dream Act.

Location: Rep. Paul Cook’s District Office, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA 92307

For more information, contact Cassie Purdy at cpurdy@aclusandiego.org

12pm PT: Modesto, CA

Join SIREN, CHIRLA, and more for a rally on Dec. 6th the National Day of Action for the Dream Act. We will be outside of Rep. Denham’s office demanding that he support undocumented youth this holiday season by standing in support of a clean Dream Act.

Location: 4701 Sisk Rd., Suite 202, Modesto, CA 95356

For more information, contact Jeremy Barousse, SIREN, jeremy@siren-bayarea.org, Rosa Barrientos,rbarrientos@chirla.org

12pm PT: Visalia, CA

Join CHIRLA and more for a rally on Dec. 6th the National Day of Action for the Dream Act. We will be outside of Rep. Nunes’ office demanding that he support undocumented youth this holiday season by standing in support of a clean Dream Act.

Location: 113 North Church Street, Visalia, CA 93291

For more information, contact Daniel Penaloza, CHIRLA dpenaloza@chirla.org

12pm ET: Troy, MI

Join Michigan United and SEIU HCMI for holiday caroling in support of the Dream Act.

Location: 823 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48083

For more information, contact tim@miunited.org or (248) 505-5386

12pm ET: Stamford, CT

Join SEIU 32BJ for a rally in support of the Dream Act.

Location: Stamford Superior Court, 123 Hoyt St, Stamford, Connecticut 06905

For more information, contact Rochelle Palache at rpalache@seiu32bj.org

12pm ET: Hartford, CT

Join SEIU 32BJ for a rally in support of the Dream Act.

Location: 450 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-3025

For more information, contact Rochelle Palache at rpalache@seiu32bj.org

1pm CT: McHenry, IL

Join SEIU Local 1 HCII for a rally in support of the Dream Act.

Location: 1500 State Route 31, Suite B, McHenry, IL 60050.

For more information, contact Monika Talbi at talbim@seiu1.org

3pm PT: Salem, OR

Join Oregon DACA Coalition, SEIU, Oregon State Council, and Local 503 for  a Dream Act Rally

Location: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301

3:30 pm CT: Prairie, MN

Join SEIU HCMN, SEIU Local 26, and Minnesota State Council for a rally in support of the Dream Act.

Location: 250 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-5370

For more information, contact Gerardo Cajamarca at gcajamarca@seiu26.org

3:30pm ET: Harrisonburg, VA

Immigrants, Dreamers, allies, and advocates will march to encourage Congress to pass a clean Dream Act and protect TPS recipients.

Location: Harrisonburg City Hall 409 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

4pm ET: Boston, MA

Join SEIU 32BJ for a rally in support of the Dream Act.

Location: Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston, MA 02109

For more information, contact Victor W. Yang at vyang@seiu32bj.org  

5pm CT: Nashville, TN

Join us to march from Centennial Park to the offices of Senators Corker and Alexander to demand they pass a clean #DreamAct by Christmas!

Location: Centennial Park 211 27th Ave North, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

For more information, contact Cesar Bautista: Cesar@tnimmigrant.org615-679-1034

5pm PT: Brea, CA

Join UNITE HERE, Local 11 and more for a rally on Dec. 6th the National Day of Action for the Dream Act. We will be outside of Rep. Royce’s office demanding that he support undocumented youth this holiday season by standing in support of a clean Dream Act.

Location: 210 Birch St., #201, Brea, CA 92821

For more information, contact Hugo Soto, UNITE HERE, Local 11, hsoto@unitehere11.org

5:30pm ET: Oberlin, OH

The Dream Act: Legislation and Action” is a short workshop on how you can get involved with state-level coordinated campaigns to create political pressure to pass a clean Dream Act, presented by Lynn Tramonte of Ohio’s Voice/America’s Voice.

Location: Friends of the Oberlin Public Library 65 S Main St, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

For more information, contact Nicky Vogt at nicole@npstrategygroup.com

5:30 pm PT: Las Vegas, NV

Join SEIU 1107, Nevada Immigrant Coalition, PLAN for a rally in support of the Dream Act and TPS

For more information, contact Sam Shaw at sshaw@seiunv.org

Location: Las Vegas Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

5:30 pm PT: Reno, NV

Defend Our Immigrant Communities rally for Congress  to act and allow Dreamers to permanently stay in the country is approaching. Congress must deliver a clean Dream Act and save TPS families NOW.

For more information, contact Austreberto Hernandez ahernandez@planaction.org

Location: Federal Building 400 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501

5:30pm CT: Johnson City, TN

Join us at Founders Park for a vigil where we’ll ask Senators Corker and Alexander to pass a clean #DreamAct by Christmas!

Location: Founders Park 225 S. Commerce Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

For more information, contact Cesar Bautista: Cesar@tnimmigrant.org615-679-1034

6pm CT: Memphis, TN

Join us at Clayborn Temple for a vigil and Posada to demand that Senators Corker and Alexander pass a clean #DreamAct by Christmas!

Location: Clayborn Temple 294 Hernando St. Memphis TN 38126

For more information, contact Cesar Bautista: Cesar@tnimmigrant.org615-679-1034

ThursdayDecember 7

9am ET: Washington, D.C.

We Belong Together’s “Dream for the Holidays” campaign will deliver letters written to Congress from children and youth throughout the country. A delegation of kids and teens will deliver letters sharing their “Dream for the Holidays” with their Representatives in Congress and leadership in the House and Senate. The letters urge Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act and to protect immigrant families threatened by the elimination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) before Congress goes on break for the holidays. Members of Congress will receive letters or “coal” depending on whether they’ve been “naughty or nice” to children and immigrant families this year.

9:00 a.m. – Press Conference

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visits to Congressional offices to deliver letters and “coal”

Location:

For more information, contact Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org

6pm CT: Socorro, Texas

UWD Texas will host an action for Congressman Will Hurd to tell him we want a clean DREAM ACT NOW!
Location: 124 S. Horizon, Socorro, TX

For more information, contact Chris Valdez at chris@unitedwedream.org

Friday, December 8

12-1pm: Washington, DC

UWD will lead an action on the Hill with immigrant young people and allies titled The Deportation of Dream Machine.
Location: Zone 10 on Capitol Hill 
For more information, contact Bruna Bouhid at bruna@unitedwedream.org