New York Trail of Dreams Motivates Six New DREAM Act Cosponsors
In my inbox from the New York State Youth Leadership Council today:
The Trail of Dreams New York is well under way, with our four courageous marchers, Marisol, Gabriel, Jose Luis and Martin, having traveled 100 miles. Although their feet are blistered and their bodies are weary, their spirits are high due to the major gains that the Trail has achieved for the Dream Act.
Last Monday, after being invited to the Newark TODNY Press Conference, Senator Frank Lautenberg of NJ co-sponsored the Dream Act.
Also last Monday, after being asked to meet with TODNY, Representative Pascrell of NJ co-sponsored the Dream Act.
Last Tuesday, after meeting with TODNY, Representative Payne of NJ agreed to become a co-sponsor of the Dream Act. Also, Representative Hinchey of NY became a co-sponsor of the Dream Act.
Last Thursday, after being asked to meet with TODNY, Representative Brady of NJ co-sponsored the Dream Act.
Last Friday, after being asked to meet with TODNY, Representative Edwards of MD co-sponsored the Dream Act.
Today, TODNY will hold a press conference in Philadelphia. Senator Specter of PA will reaffirm his commitment to the Dream Act. Also in attendance will be a representative of Senator Casey of PA, who has not yet co-sponsored the Dream Act.
**Please sign the PA Dream Act petitions to urge Senator Casey and other PA legislators to support the Dream Act TODAY!**
The walkers have also touched hearts and minds as they tell their stories to people throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They have held events on college campuses and at community organizations, as well as spoken with people they met along their route.
THE TRAIL OF DREAMS IS WORKING, BUT THE MARCHERS NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO CONTINUE THEIR WALK AND MAKE IT SAFELY TO DC. If you have already contributed, we thank you and ask that you consider making an additional contribution. If you have been following the journey but have yet to contribute, now is the time.
Please make your contribution here
the Youth Leadership Council
[Ed.: Read the bios of the TODNY walkers to be inspired.
Once again, Pennsylvania residents, please ask Senator Casey to cosponsor the DREAM Act.
Read about today's TODNY welcome event and press conference at the University of Pennsylvania. TODNY and DreamActivist PA led the local evening news on Univision! Watch this space for the YouTube as soon as I track it down.]