CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW!
The decision to cancel the DACA program has left over 12,000 DREAMers in Virginia at risk of losing their legal status and being deported to countries they barely remember. Now, Congress is debating a DREAM ACT that would protect these promising young people, and give them a legal path to a green card and eventually the U.S. citizenship that they deserve. But anti-immigrant forces in Congress are mobilizing to prevent any DREAM ACT from passing, or attach “poison pill” anti-immigrant riders like increased funding for ICE deportation force, and punitive measures against undocumented communities. DREAMers do not want a solution that would protect them, but at the same time deport their parents. This is why Legal Aid Justice Center is calling for a CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW!
How you can get involved:
Help your neighbors sign CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW postcards to Virginia’s senators and Congressional representatives!
We have printed up hundreds of postcards to Virginia’s senators and Congressional representatives, and we need your help in making sure that their constituents sign the postcards. Come by our offices to pick up blank postcards for all your friends and neighbors to sign.
Postcards are available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm at:
Legal Aid Justice Center – Falls Church
6066 Leesburg Pike #520, Falls Church, VA 22041
Legal Aid Justice Center – Charlottesville
1000 Preston Ave, Suite A, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Legal Aid Justice Center – Richmond
123 E Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Please stop by as soon as possible, meet our staff, pick up a dozen postcards, and bring them to any community events or just go door-to-door on your block. We need the signed postcards back in our offices no later than November 21. Our goal is to have 1,280 postcards signed: one for every DACA student currently studying and paying in-state tuition at a Virginia public college or university.
Attend a CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW event in your community!
Monday, November 6, 7:00pm
Legal Aid Justice Center, 6066 Leesburg Pike #520, Falls Church. VA 22041
Saturday, November 11, 2:00pm
Claremont Elementary School cafeteria
4700 S. Chesterfield Rd., Arlington, VA 22206
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30pm
Jefferson School City Center Auditorium
223 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Join our lobby day in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill!
We will be visiting Virginia’s senators and Congressional representatives at their offices on Capitol Hill, delivering the postcards and urging them to fight for a CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW!
Wednesday, Novemebr 29, 9:30am – 1:00pm (lunch will be provided)
If you are interested in attending please contact Edgar at email@example.com or
Contessa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Virginia residents only, please, as space is limited.