Statewide week of students fasting for legalization and the DREAM Act
Student Fast for Immigration Reform (for more information visit www.chirla.org) July 2nd – 9th
Santa Ana, Pasadena, Bakersfield, San Jose, and San Francisco The students of the California Dream Network are holding a week-long liquids-only fast to bring attention to the urgent need for humane and just immigration reform, and we need your help!
We are asking five California representatives to support comprehensive immigration reform that includes the DREAM Act. Please come out to join us at the locations below. If you can't come out to show your support, please send a letter supporting the fast and comprehensive immigration reform to the members of Congress who we will be visiting: Loretta Sanchez, Adam Schiff, Kevin McCarthy, Zoe Lofgren, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Student Fast for Immigration Reform Schedule of events:
Kick off Event July 2nd: Santa Ana, Ronald Reagan Federal Building
2nd Stop July 3rd: Pasadena, Congressman Adam Schiff’s District Office
3rd Stop July 4th: Bakersfield, Heritage Park (4th of July Celebration!)
4th Stop July 5th: San Jose, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s District Office
Final Stop July 6th- 9th: San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi’s District Office
All activites take place between 9 a.m and 6 p.m.
Updates from the Fasters: Day 2 Pasadena, 7/3/07 After nearly 40 hours of fasting, the students are tired and hungry, but their resolve remains strong. This morning they met with a representative from the Hon. Adam Schiff's office, who told them the great news that Rep. Schiff has signed on as a co-sponsor for the DREAM Act! At noon, they were joined by community leaders and allies for a sidewalk march. The march ended with a press conference, in which they thanked Rep. Schiff for his support and asked him to fight for reform for their parents as well. This afternoon they were joined by Danza Azteca, who came out to Memorial Park in a show of solidarity with the fasters. The mood was upbeat as they packed up to begin their caravan to the next stop, Bakersfield.
Faster Profile: Cynthia C. Age: 17 School: Fairfax High School, graduate Why I am fasting: I came to this country 15 years ago. I've grown up in Los Angeles with my two older sisters. I have decided to fast for this whole week because I want to show my strong support for the DREAM Act. It has been too long and our dreams cannot wait any longer!