Saturday, June 6, 2009

DREAM Act Advocacy in NYC

Unfortunately, we didn't get the news about this event in time to advertise it.  However it is good to know these things are happening.

June 3, 2009 Wednesday 1:22 PM EST

NEW YORK, June 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over one hundred lively NYC high school students and their supporters will rally at City Hall Park tomorrow, June 4th, from 12 to 3 p.m. to advocate for student leadership and input in key decisions made by the Department of Education (DOE). The students, members of Global Kids -- the premiere non-profit organization in New York City that teaches underserved high school students about international issues and civic engagement -- will represent campaigns that they have been working on throughout the school year.

Student campaigns include:

  * Support The Dream Act, federal legislation that will give undocumented students who have graduated from a U.S. high school the chance to go on to college and embark upon a path toward citizenship.

  * Better Management of the "Phase Out" of Large High Schools...
  * Pass the Dignity For All Students Act (DASA)...

  * Student Voice and Input Needs to be Heard in Every High School
    and by the DOE...

  * Better Support for Junior High Schools...

The Global Kids, Inc. logo is available at

CONTACT:   Global Kids    Sofia Oviedo 212-226-0130
       Molly Delano 212-226-0130


Lynn M said...

Please read this DREAM Act article:

Thaker said...

It's great to see youngsters getting involved with such important issues that affect us now and will certainly affect them in their future. I know that New York City immigration lawyers were thrilled to see an event like this. I know it's a stale saying, but the kids of today truly are the adults of tomorrow.