EVENT ADVISORY: Senators, Women, and LGBTQ Advocates Rally for Dream Act on 10/3

Washington, D.C. — Days before the October 5 deadline for Dreamers to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and to bring further attention to the ongoing fight to protect Dreamers, the Center for American Progress Action Fund—in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, MomsRising, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Immigration Equality, United We Dream, and Advocates for Youth—will be hosting a rally for the Dream Act on Tuesday, October 3, with a special focus on women, families, and the LGBTQ community. A distinguished group of women senators and other speakers at the rally will discuss the uncertain future that people are currently facing as mothers of Dreamers, Dreamers with children, LGBTQ Dreamers, and others.

This event is open to press. For more information or to coordinate any interviews, please contact Tanya Arditi at tarditi1@americanprogressaction.org.

WHO:

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI)
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder, United We Dream
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, VotoLatino
Alejandra Y. Castillo, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA
Monifa Bandele, Vice President and Chief Partnership and Diversity Officer, MomsRising
Catalina Velasquez, President and Founder, Consult Catalina; Board, Our Revolution
David Stacy, Government Affairs Director, Human Rights Campaign
Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Capitol Lawn, between the Senate and the Supreme Court