Plan an 8 Hour Speak-a-Thon at Pelosi Office; Visit House Democrats and Moderate Republicans Asking Them to Show Determination To Save Lives.
Washington, DC – Today, immigrant youth from United We Dream have begun an 8 hour speak-a-thon – the “undocu story takeover” to share their personal stories of courage and of why Members of Congress should stop the political games and pass the Dream Act. The youth will speak at the office of Nancy Pelosi and visit House Democrats and moderate Republicans asking them to publicly commit to vote no on the spending bill without the Dream Act.
Leader Pelosi gave a record-setting 8 hour speech yesterday on the floor in support of immigrant youth. United We Dream leaders are speaking out to help turn those words into House commitments and votes that will save lives.
The action comes the day after Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer gave up his leverage on the Dream Act, putting the lives of immigrant youth in danger. The decision came in spite of Schumer and Pelosi’s commitment in the Fall to not support a spending bill without the Dream Act.
What: Immigrant youth share stories at office of Leader Nancy Pelosi for 8 hours, visit over 100 House Democrats and moderate Republicans to urge them to publicly commit to vote no on a spending bill without the Dream Act.
When: Now and throughout the day
Where: Office of Nancy Pelosi – 235 Cannon House Office Building – and throughout all House Office Buildings. Contact Bruna Bouhid for details.
Since Trump killed the DACA program, over 18,000 immigrant youth have lost their protections from deportation and 850 more lose it every week joining the millions with no protection at all. The Dream Act is a bipartisan bill supported by the majority of the country which would solve this crisis but is being blocked by Republicans in Congress.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.