California DREAMers launch Hunger Strike
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
For Immediate Release Tuesday July 20th, 2010
The Dream is Coming
Media Contacts: Nancy Meza (323) 532-3268, Spanish and English California
Hunger Strike for the DREAM ACT
WHAT: Press conference in solidarity with the 20 undocumented students and youth that held a civil disobedience today in Washington D.C. Two of the youth participants are from California, Laura Lopez and Antonia Rivera. We will launch a hunger strike in Los Angeles to urge Senator Feinstein to champion the DREAM Act as a stand alone bill.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:30 AM
WHERE: In front of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Los Angeles office 11111 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles CA90025
WHY: In order to continue to pressure Senator Feinstein to champion the DREAM Act, students and allies are willing to make a physical sacrifice in order to push the DREAM Act forward. Speaking at the press conference will be parents, students, allies, and community leaders from Los Angeles and Orange County. At least 65,000 undocumented immigrant youth graduate from high schools every year, and many of them struggle to attend institutes of higher education. The DREAM Act will grant youth who traveled to the United States before the age of 16 a path to citizenship contingent on continuous presence in the country, good behavior, and the attainment of at least a two-year university degree or a two-year commitment to the armed forces.
link to http://www.thedreamiscoming.com/2010/07/20/california-dreamers-launch-hunger-strike/