Hundreds of youth from all over the U.S. are expected to converge on Washington for the National Dream Act Graduation. Students are drawing attention to the fact that each year an estimated 65,000 high school graduates are barred from college based on financial aid restrictions and out-of-state tuition fees for in-state residents based on immigrant status. The Dream Act, which I have posted on many times, would eliminate such restrictions in states that are willing to see immigrant youth as part of N. America’s future.
The Schedule in DC is as follows:
Schedule of National Action:
9AM – Legislative Training
Location: American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC
Location: Lower Senate Park, corner of Louisiana Ave and D St NW, Washington DC
2PM – 5PM – Legislative visits in congressional offices
Solidarity events are also going on around the country including AZ and CA:
Meet at St. Mathews Church, 1 mile away from Capitol at 5pm.
Come dressed in cap and gown, bring extras if you have them!!
Contact: Carmen firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 2:30PM – 4:00
Location: San Jose City Hall Plaza
N 4th St, San Jose, CA (Map)
230pm-3:00 – Graduation Ceremony
3:00-3:40 – participant stories/speeches
3:40-4:00+ – Press conference
For a complete list of events and states participating, click here.