Advocates Take Over Offices of Senators Kaine and Warner to Urge Voting on the Spending Bill only if DREAM Act is Attached 
Prayer for Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM in Main Atrium of Senate Hart Building

Washington D.C. (WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018) – community organizers and directly impacted youth from CASA in Action and the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) partnered with faith leaders from the Church World Service (CWS) Global and the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) to host prayer vigils in Senator Kaine and Senator Warner’s DC offices. CASA in Action hosted prayer vigils on Thursday, January 18, across the commonwealth of Virginia within the district offices of Senators Kaine and Warner.

 

The central goal is to urge Senator Kaine and Senator Warner to vote NO on the upcoming continuing resolution (CR) if no DREAM Act is attached by January 19, 2018. The DREAM Act must protect immigrant youth and not harm parents and other immigrant communities. The time for words is over, and the time for action is now. Virginians need Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner to be champions of immigrant youth by voting this week on a spending bill with the DREAM Act attached.

 

DETAILS

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17, both happening simultaneously at 12pm

WARNER: 703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC         

KAINE: 388 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 18 - all happening simultaneously at 4pm

WARNER: 703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC
919 E Main St, Suite 630, Richmond, VA 23219

8000 Towers Crescent Dr, Suite 200, Vienna, VA 22182

 

KAINE: 388 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC

919 E Main St, Suite 970, Richmond, VA 23219

9408 Grant Avenue, Suite 202, Manassas, VA 20110

“We live in terror as immigrant youth are being deported every day from our only home. This is the time when Senators Kaine and Warner must show their stand on social justice,” stated Luis Aguilar, a DACA recipient from Virginia and organizer for CASA in Action.

 

“Our communities rely on Senators Kaine and Warner to do the right thing. We need them to stand on the right side of history and give us their commitment, not their words,” stated Jung Bin Cho, a DACA recipient from Virginia and Immigrant Rights Fellow for NAKASEC.


“In the last week we have shown our faces to Senators Kaine and Warner at their district offices to urge them to use their leverage to get the Dream Act to a vote on January 19th. They must vote NO on any spending bill that does not include permanent protection with a pathway to citizenship,” stated Claudia Quiñonez, a potential Dream Act beneficiary and organizer for United We Dream.


 

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CASA in Action

With nearly 100,000 lifetime members, CASA in Action is the largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights in the Mid-Atlantic region. Visit: CASAinAction.org

 

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

Founded in 1994, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice.  NAKASEC maintains offices in Annandale, Virginia and Los Angeles, California. NAKASEC has affiliates in Chicago (Hana Center) and Los Angeles and Orange County (Korean Resource Center). For NAKASEC photos and videos, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

United We Dream

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org.

CASA in Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the foremost Latino and immigrant organization in the Mid-Atlantic region and a national leader in supporting immigrant families and ensuring that all individuals have the core supports necessary for full participation in society. CASA in Action and CASA in Action PAC endorse candidates that advance its membership’s priorities and facilitates greater engagement of Latinos and voters of color in elections. With nearly 100,000 members, CASA in Action is an individual membership organization of low-income immigrants.  Donations to CASA in Action are not tax-deductible.

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