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Maryland DREAM Act Advocates Build on Momentum With Coordinated Week of Action

Educating Maryland Kids Coalition to Hold Press Conferences, Rallies, Marches Featuring Diverse Advocates and Elected Officials

A recent Washington Post poll found 59% of voters support the Maryland DREAM Act, with only 35% opposed, and advocates for the law are building on this strong momentum and launching a week of coordinated press events and rallies for Question 4. This week, there will be multiple events in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and Baltimore City with diverse leaders joining together to urge voters to vote for Question 4 to uphold the Maryland DREAM Act.

Planned activities include a press conference with Congressman Elijah Cummings at Patterson Park Public Charter School in Baltimore on Tuesday at 1 p.m., a major faith-based event in Silver Spring on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m., a Thursday 11:30 a.m. press conference with Prince George’s County leaders including County Executive Rushern Baker and State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, and a rally with Senator Ben Cardin, other prominent elected officials, and over 100 University of Maryland students on Thursday at 5 p.m. Also, on Saturday at 11 a.m., African immigrants in support of the Maryland DREAM Act will hold an early vote march and rally in support of the Maryland DREAM Act.

More info on all events follows.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

  • Press conference with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D – District 7), DREAM students, Patterson Park Public Charter School principal Dr. Chad Kramer, high school teachers, and local business leader Veronica Cool speaking out for Maryland DREAM Act

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Patterson Park Public Charter School (27 North Lakewood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224)

  • Maryland IAF action and GOTV mobilization with 800 clergy, school, youth and other community leaders launching final push to uphold the Maryland DREAM Act

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7: 15 p.m.

WHERE: Southern Asian Seventh-day Adventist Church (2001 East Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD)

  • Dr. Wallace D. Loh, president of the University of Maryland and Senator Victor Ramirez will also speak in support of the Maryland DREAM Act on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. at a forum on campus (in the Nyumburu Multipurpose Room) sponsored by The Center for the History of the New America. Dr. Loh wrote a Washington Post editorial in support of the law in September.

 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Prince George’s County for the DREAM press conference featuring Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, and State Senator Victor Ramirez

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Prince George’s Community College, Largo Student Center, Community Rooms A and B

  • University of Maryland student-led rally for the Maryland DREAM Act featuring Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Delegate Heather Mizeur, Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, Dr. Shorter-Gooden (Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President at the University of Maryland) and over hundred students and DREAMers

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Nyumburu Amphitheatre at the University of Maryland, College Park (next to the Stamp Student Union)

 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Early voting march and rally for the Maryland DREAM Act with hundreds of African supporters and IAF members

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.

WHERE: March from Bethel World Outreach Center (8252 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) to Silver Spring Civic Building (8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD), an early voting location

 

Educating Maryland Kids, a coalition of groups including SEIU, the Maryland State Education Association, the Maryland Catholic Conference, Maryland IAF, and CASA de Maryland, recently announced a million dollar ad buy on TV and radio in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. media markets. Supporters are also canvassing and phone-banking across the state to educate voters about the Maryland DREAM Act, which allows students whose parents paid Maryland taxes and who graduated from Maryland high schools to pay in-state tuition.


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