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All Tennesseans Want for Christmas is the DREAM Act

 

Ashley Judd joins students and community leaders in calling for Senators to show courage and do the right thing this holiday weekend

On Thursday evening, December 16th, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid set in motion a make-or-break procedural vote on the DREAM Act, now scheduled for this Saturday.  Last week, the bill cleared a huge hurdle in the US House, the first time it has passed either chamber since first introduced in 2001.

The following are statements from actress and advocate Ashley Judd, and Cynthia Ortiz, a student and member of the Tennessee DREAM Act Committee.

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Sí, se puede – Yes we can enact immigration reform!

 

A crowd of more than 200,000 gathered in our nation’s capital on last Sunday to push President Barack Obama to keep his campaign’s promise to enact a  “just and humane” immigration policy for our nation. Jimmie Garland Sr. from the Clarksville Tennessee NAACP was there along with members of the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.) and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC).

Seldom does one have the opportunity to witness history in the making.

As we marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., our nation’s capitol, you could feel the tensions of excitement in the spirit of the marchers. There were participants of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, and social germane. Each brought their story, and contributed openly to the most important march for freedom in the 21st Century. A march that is certain to go down in history as the beginning of the Hispanic community’s call for real equality and justice. An appeal for unhindered citizenship, the ability for their children to not be left behind as they prepare themselves to become productive citizens.

Members of  the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.) and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) march past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC

Members of the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.) and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) march past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC

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