Civil Disobedience in San Francisco: Students call on Senator Feinstein to Champion DREAM
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Dream is Coming
7 STUDENTS ARRESTED AFTER CALLING ON FEINSTEIN TO CHAMPION DREAM ACT AS STAND-ALONE BILL
On May 20th at 3pm, supporters of the DREAM Act marched from Union Square in San Francisco, CA to Senator Diane Feinstein’s office. Over 60 students were present to demand Senator Diane Feinstein to push for the DREAM Act out of the Judiciary Committee, where it now sits.
As the rally went on, two representatives from Senator Feinstein’s office came down to talk to the students. The students presented them with a couple of large butcher paper letters with handwritten stories and comments from students in support of the DREAM act. According to her representatives, Senator Feinstein will be seeing these letters in her office.
60 students decided to enter the federal building and sat there until they were told to leave. Everyone left, except 7 students who linked arms, demanding the passage of the DREAM act now. They staged a peaceful sit-in while the rally continued outside. These students were later arrested. Soon after, they were cited and released from SF police custody.
Action organized by UC Santa Cruz’s AB 540 student group called SIN
link to http://www.thedreamiscoming.com/2010/05/20/civil-disobedience-in-san-francisco-students-call-on-senator-feinstein-to-champion-dream/