FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 17, 2011
Jonathan Perez (323) 637-5792
CALIFORNIA STUDENTS PRESSURE SENATE FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT
What: Students, community members and allies rally in support of AB 131 (CA Dream Act).
When: Thursday, August 18th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Ronald Reagan Building 300 South Spring St. Los Angeles, CA
Who: California Dream Team Alliance (CADTA), Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) LA, Labor Unions, community leaders, students and allies
Why: Currently the California Dream Act (AB 131) is sitting in the suspension folder in the California Senate, if not released by August 25th, the bill will die along with the dreams of over 500,000 undocumented students in California. Both Senator Steinberg and Senator Kehoe have the power to free the CA Dream Act, allow it to be voted on and eventually make it to the Governor’s desk.
The California Dream Act will allow thousands of students in the state to finish their educational goals and contribute to California by providing state financial aid to them. The California Dream Act is a significant piece of legislation for students in California who continue to struggle to finish their educational goals and complete obtain their degrees.