Rally for DREAM Act Hunger Strikers

Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 12:00pm
Location: 
757 Third Avenue btw 47th & 48th Streets: #6 train to 51 St.(at Lex); E, V to Lexington (at 53rd); 4, 5, 7, S to Grand Central-42 St.; B, D, F to 47-50 St.-Rockefeller Ctr. (at 6th Av.); N, R, W to 49 St. (at 7th Av.); #1 to 50 St. (at Broadway);
Contact: 

kpfordresher@pscmail.org; marisol@nysylc.org; (347) 443-8299; 212-497-3477; 917-443-7013; (718) 974-7589; (212) 354-1252; MAP: http://bit.ly/9CBRQS

press conference and rally tomorrow, Thursday June 10th at 12:00 [Noon] at 757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Street).
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Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 18:24:39 -0400
From: Kate Pfordresher < kpfordresher@pscmail.org>
Subject: [cuny_movement] DAY 9: JOIN DREAM Act hunger strikers on Press
Conference and Rally tomorrow Thursday 6/10 @ noon

As you may know, 25 students have participated in a hunger strike for the past nine days in front of Senator Charles Schumer’s office; ten have been fasting continuously. Their demand is for Senator Schumer to commit to moving the DREAM Act forward immediately. Their organization, the NYS Youth Leadership Council, has called a press conference and rally tomorrow, Thursday June 10th at 12:00 p.m. at 757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Street).

We really need a victory and passing the DREAM Act this year would be an incredible start toward winning Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Most of the members of the NYS Youth Leadership Council are current or former CUNY students or attend New York City public high schools. These young people have really put themselves on the line and deserve support. Their press release is pasted in below (in English first, then Spanish.)

Finally if you haven’t already called Senator Schumer’s office, please do. Tell him that you support the students and that he should meet with them immediately. The number is (212) 486-4430 and (202) 224-6542. For more information contact, Marisol Ramos (347) 443-8299 marisol@nysylc.org

Warm regards,

Kate Pfordresher

Director, Research and Public Policy
Professional Staff Congress

(212) 354-1252

kpfordresher@pscmail.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday June 10th, 2010

DAY 10: NY RALLIES FOR IMMIGRANT YOUTH: Senator SCHUMER MISSES DEADLINE TO meET With Hunger Strikers ON THEIR 220TH HOUR

New York, NY. Through rain and shine, 10 immigrant youth have conducted an indefinite day hunger strike since June 1st, consuming only water and pedialyte. They have endured hunger pains and inclement weather to urge Senator Schumer to move the Dream Act as a stand-alone bill immediately.

On Tuesday June 8th, exactly a week after starting their hunger strike, immigrant youth gave Senator Schumer a deadline of this Thursday at noon to meet with him to discuss their demands. The Senator’s office has only responded with a tentative meeting date of June 18th which is unacceptable. Immigrant Youth are putting their lives on the line because they need the Dream Act immediately.

As the Chairman of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, Schumer has the power to move the Dream Act forward today but chooses not too. He chooses to keep our dreams hostage while our time is running out!

Every year 70,000 undocumented students graduate U.S. high schools. They have little hope of pursuing their dreams. The DREAM Act would allow immigrant youth who meet certain criteria, including coming to the US as children, having graduated from a U.S. high school, and having completed two years of college or military service, a path to citizenship.

On Thursday June 10th, 2010, on Day 10th of the Hunger Strike, the 10 hunger strikers, their families and community members will conduct a rally and press conference demanding that the Senator Schumer move the Dream Act immediately and meet with the students!

When: Thursday, June 10th 2010 at Noon

Where: In front of Schumer's office located on 757 Third Ave New York, NY 10017

Images available at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/starved4dream/pool/

Media Contact: Marisol Ramos, co- founder

Marisol@nysylc.org

Phone: (347) 443-8299

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

Jueves 10 de junio 2010

DIA 10: NUEVA YORK APOYA JÓVENES INMIGRANTES: SENADOR SCHUMER NO CUMPLE SU “DEADLINE” DE LOS JÓVENES INMIGRANTES DESPUÉS DE 220 HORAS EN HUELGA DE HAMBRE

Nueva York, NY. Debajo de la lluvia y el brillo, 10 jóvenes inmigrantes han continuado su huelga de hambre indefinida desde el 01 de junio, consumiendo solamente agua y pedialyte. Ellos han soportado los dolores del hambre y las inclemencias del tiempo para insitir al Senador Schumer que mueva el Dream Act como un proyecto de ley independiente de inmediato. Cada año, por más de 9 años, jóvenes que se beneficiarían de la propuesta del Dream Act le han ofrecido falsas esperanzas y promesas rotas y nuestros sueños no pueden esperar más.

Como Presidente de Subcomité de Inmigración del Senado, Schumer tiene el poder para mover hacia adelante el Dream Act pero el no quiere. Él opta por mantener a nuestros sueños prisioneros y el tiempo se acaba!

Cada año 70.000 estudiantes indocumentados se gradúan de la escuela superior con pocas esperanzas de realizar sus sueños. El DREAM Act permitiría a los jóvenes inmigrantes que cumplen ciertos requisitos: haber llegando a los EE.UU. cuando eran niños, haberse graduado de una escuela superior en los EE.UU y luego completar dos años de universidad o servicio militar, les daría un camino hacia la ciudadanía.

EL Jueves 10 de Junio 2010, ya diez días después del comienzo del huelga de hambre, y los huelguistas de hambre, sus familias y miembros de la comunidad exigirian que el Senador Schumer se reune con los jóvenes y que mueva el Dream Act inmediatamente.

Cuándo: Jueves 10 de junio a partir de las 12pm- llueva o truene
Dónde: En frente a la oficina de Schumer se encuentra en 757 Third Ave. New York, NY 10017
Imágenes disponibles en: http://www.flickr.com/groups/starved4dream/pool/

Contacto para medios: Marisol Ramos, co-fundadora
Marisol@nysylc.org

Phone: (347) 443-8299