Last night, DREAM Act eligible undocumented youth and allies – including civil rights icon and co-founder of United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta – made their presence known outside of the GOP presidential candidate’s debate in Phoenix. Standing in front of a massive banner which read: “DREAM Act Now” and holding signs saying “Veto Romney, Not the DREAM Act,” undocumented youth protested Governor Mitt Romney’s pledge to veto the DREAM Act and his intention to force nearly every undocumented person out of the country if he becomes President.
The event was organized by the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, the DRM Capitol Group and additional Arizona allies with a deep reach into Arizona’s Latino community who pledged to continue educating their community about the candidate’s pledge to veto their dreams. This event in Arizona was one of many, as DREAM Act youth have followed Romney around the country calling on him to change his position.
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- DREAMers with “Veto Romney, Not the DREAM Act” signs
- DREAM Act banner outside the debate
- Youth protesting in front of the banner
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