Contact: William Wise 210-232-5893
Alternate: Flavia de la Fuente 949-910-6362
San Antonio community rallies behind Texas hunger strikers on their 20th day
Community converges on Senator Hutchison’s district office to demand DREAM Act
What: Rally, street theater, die-in for the DREAM Act
Why: We are converging on Senator Hutchison’s office to urge her to support the DREAM Act. The lame duck session begins today, Monday November 29, in Washington D.C. and we need the support of Texas Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) to pass this responsible, common-sense piece of immigration legislation.
The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation that would enable young immigrants who were brought to the United States as children without documents to normalize their immigration status by finishing high school and enrolling in college or enlisting in the military. The measure has the support of 70 percent of American voters, leaders of every major religious denomination in America as well as leaders from the education, business, and military sectors. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pledged to bring the DREAM Act up for a vote this year.
When: November 29, 2010 from 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Where: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Local Office
3133 General Hudnell Drive
San Antonio, TX 78226
Who: Community leaders, professors, religious leaders, students and DREAM Act hunger strikers.
“I am behind several papers for my school’s term and trying to catch up, but without the DREAM Act enacted, my college degree will be useless,” states Pamela Resendiz, undergraduate at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
“The DREAM Act is my last hope as well as for other undocumented students across the country. We need it this year,” implores Lucina Martinez, undergraduate at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Available for comment:
Lucina Martinez, hunger striker 469-386-1118
Pamela Resendiz 210-693-8533
Felipe Vargas, hunger striker 210-844-0005
Claudia Sanchez, hunger striker 210-912-1863
Martha Quintanilla, hunger striker 210-316-6402