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Make New York State DREAM a Reality!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
 
 This is a critical moment. In less than 48 hours the New York State budget is expected to be completed. 

Yet reports indicate that the New York State DREAM Act is at serious risk of being taken out of the budget. This is unacceptable. 

We need our state's elected leaders - including Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate Leader Dean Skelos - to stand up for New York's nearly 4,000 immigrant youth who graduate every year who can benefit from the NYS DREAM Act.

Right now, dozens of New York DREAMers are mobilizing a hunger strike that starts tonight to defend the DREAM Act. They need your help to keep DREAM in the budget.  

Here's what you can do: 

1) Please take 2 minutes to call Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Senate Leader Skelos to tell them that this year's budget must include the New York State DREAM Act. 
Governor Andrew Cuomo: 518-474-8390
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie: 518-455-4800
Senate Leader Dean Skelos: 518-455-3171

2)
Please tweet your support for #NYSDREAM. Here are some sample tweets:
.@NYGovCuomo Keep your promise and defend #NYSDREAM. No passage of the #NYSbudget without DREAM! 
.@CarlHeastie Will you be a #DREAMDefender or #DREAMDenier? No passage of the #NYSbudget without DREAM! 
.@SenatorSkelos Will you be a #DREAMDefender or #DREAMDenier? No passage of the #NYSbudget without DREAM! 

3)
Join our Rally for New York State DREAM and hear testimonies from hunger strikers tomorrow.
When: Wednesday, March 25th at NOON
Where: Sidewalk in front of 250 Broadway

4)
Join the hunger strike for New York State DREAM! Click HERE to sign up to #Strike4DREAM. 
And share your pledge by tweeting the following: I am joining @thenyic and #DREAMers in a #Strike4DREAM to make #NYSDREAM a reality this year!

We have less than 48 hours to ensure that New York State DREAM is in the budget. Help us make this 2015 the year that DREAM becomes a reality in New York! 
 
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 The New York Immigration Coalition is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees.The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fostering their leadership, and providing a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

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