For Immediate Release
October 4, 2011
Phone: (424) 785-4013
LAST PUSH FOR THE CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT
Undocumented Students Deliver Hundreds of Petitions to Governor Brown and Remind Him of His Campaign Promise to Sign the CA Dream Act into Law
WHAT: Undocumented students will hold a press conference and deliver over a thousand petitions from supporters of AB131, which would grant undocumented students the opportunity to compete for and received public financial aid.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 8:30AM
WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building 300 South Spring St. Los Angeles, CA
WHO: Local DREAM Teams, community members and allies
WHY: Currently, AB131, the California Dream Act sits in the Governor’s desk. Governor Brown has until October 9 to sign or veto the bill. If signed into law, the California Dream Act would allow thousands of California undocumentted students to qualify for state financial aid and thus accomplish their educational goals.
Undocumented students face many obstacles as a result of a broken immigration system, by signing AB131 into law, these students would be given the opportunity to overcome a few of those challenges, contribute to their communities and to the state of California.