As Congress comes home for the Thanksgiving recess, DREAMers from across New Jersey will be launching a hunger strike to demand a #CleanDREAMAct - a DREAM Act that provides a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth without funding Trump's deportation machine.
The hunger strike starts this Monday at 11am EST and will go through Thanksgiving Day. Strikers and their supporters will hold daily actions at the offices of members of Congress who have refused to support the clean DREAM Act. This week of action is sponsored by DREAMers+, Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Faith in New Jersey, Make the Road New Jersey, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, American Friends Service Committee, Wind of the Spirit, CATA - the Farmworker Support Committee, Action Together New Jersey and New Jersey Citizen Action (list in formation).
Time is running out and we need your help. Congress returns to session after Thanksgiving. If we don't win a clean DREAM Act this year, 800,000 young people will become vulnerable to deportation again.
Here are 4 ways you can support the Hunger Strikers and Fight for a Clean DREAM Act:
1. Join an action this week and meet the Hunger Strikers! Hunger strikers will be going without food for almost four days - come join one of our actions (click here) and visit Hunger Strikers on Monday or Wed night from 6-8pm at the Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation on 4 Waldron Ave, Summit, NJ.
2. Use the Facebook Frame #Fast4CleanDREAM available here to show your support. Follow us @MaketheRoadNJ for updates and https://www.facebook.com/maketheroadnj/
3. Join as a solidarity hunger striker! Fast with us in solidarity. Share a picture, make a video in support or send a message to the Hunger Strikers telling us why you are joining the #Fast4CleanDREAM. Tag us @MaketheRoadNJ and #Fast4CleanDREAM or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Call your member of Congress to demand a Clean DREAM Act.
Thank you for your support!