#Our Dream Sit In: Rep. Lahood's Office
Start: December 05, 2017• 3:00 PM
Meet Up At Tipton Park, Bloomington, on the north side of GE Road just west of Airport Rd. at 2pm. We'll walk through our options, then march a couple of blocks to the office.
In 2012, Dreamers took nonviolent direct action and won DACA, an executive action that protected 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. On September 5th, President Trump repealed DACA, threatening to strip Dreamers of their ability to live, learn & work in their home – the USA.
Now, we MUST pass the DREAM Act, which would make DACA the law and grant undocumented youth a path to citizenship. Our best chance is to force Congress to put DREAM into the Omnibus Spending bill, which must be passed by December 8th to fund the federal government. We are calling on every Democrat and Republican who says they support Dreamers to join Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and others who have pledged to vote against any spending bill that does not include the DREAM Act.
We can win this – IF hundreds of us sit-in and take over the offices of Representatives and Senators across the country to demand they make a choice: stand with Dreamers or stand by as 800,000 young immigrants are deported.
We need you in this fight. Join us by organizing or attending a critical occupation, and be a part of helping to pass a CLEAN Dream Act. We will provide you with the tools, resources, and knowledge to be successfully organize or attend!