LIVEBLOG: Dreamers and Advocates Hold Day of Action for Dream Act

LIVEBLOG: Dreamers and Advocates Hold Day of Action for Dream Act

Today, Dreamers and advocates across the country are holding a day of action calling on Congress to pass the Dream Act. In Washington, DC, thousands are expected to gather on Capitol Hill to demand that members of Congress take action. View details, photos, tweets, and videos about what’s going on around the country below:

Wednesday, December 6 (Washington, DC; Arizona; California; Connecticut; Illinois; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Nevada; Ohio; Oregon, Tennessee)

Nationwide

iMarch: This December 6th, 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.

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

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

12:00 PM ET Washington, DC

Rally Upper Senate Park: 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

12pm PT: Apple Valley, CA

Join the ACLU of Southern California, the IE Dream Act Council, CHIRLA and more for a rally on Dec. 6th the 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

Source: http://americasvoice.org/blog/liveblog-dreamers-advocates-hold-day-action-dream-act/