Join: Jose Antonio Varga, Faith Leaders and New York City Dreamers On September 15
PULITZER PRIZE WINNING JOURNALIST AND DEFINE AMERICAN FOUNDER JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS; NEW YORK CITY DREAMERS; AND DIVERSE NY FAITH COMMUNITY LEADERS
A press conference to urge all NY Congressional leaders to sponsor and fight for the Dream Act, and to increase NY faith community support for the Dream Act and solidarity with Dreamers
WHEN: Thursday, September 15, at noon
WHERE: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
SPONSORED BY: The New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform in collaboration with The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC).
Your participation will help us send the message that New Yorkers care about Dreamers and getting the DREAM Act passed. Please RSVP to Network Director Diane Steinman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE: Jose Antonio Vargas; Diane Steinman (Interfaith Network); Chung-Wha Hong (NYIC); Rev. Michael Ellick (Judson Memorial Church); Rabbi Lisa Grushcow (Congregation Rodeph Sholom); Rev. Gary Wiley (Trinity Grace Church); NYC Dreamers. (Additional speakers to be confirmed.)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM SPONSORS: The Interfaith Network is a network of diverse community leaders and organizations that advocates for just, human and comprehensive immigration reform. The Network is promoting NYS Congregations in Solidarity with Dreamers,” part of the national DREAM Sabbath initiative announced by DREAM Act proponent Dick Durbin in July as a way to build support for the legislation.
The NYIC is a coalition of more that 200 organizations devoted to serving immigrants through both government and civil society initiatives and to promoting immigration reform, including the DREAM Act.