Sat Jun 9, 2012, 12:03 PM
Slit Skirt (1,789 posts)
Dream Walkers locked up at OFA in Denver on Hunger Strike
The Dreamers (marching from San Fran to DC) has stopped in Denver to protest the ICE prisons, secure communities, and deportation of eligible dreamers.(DREAM Act-eligible youths) They have been occupying OFA (Obama headquarters) since Tuesday and have been on a hunger strike for the same amount of days.
They are asking Obama to stop the deportation of these young people who qualify for the dream act. The people outside are holding vigils every night at 7:30-8:30pm, and the community is coming together to support them. It is hard to get this information out as there seems to be a media blackout. If you could facebook or tweet this, these brave youths could really use your support. The picture shows the two people locked in and occupying the headquarters. Their names are Javier and Veronica. They should make us all very proud. Please do what you can to use social media to bring attention to this very important news event
article by one of our local supporters: http://www.peoplesworld.org/dreamers-in-denver-protest-deportations-private-prisons-for-immigrants/
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Mon Jun 11, 2012, 03:43 PM
Tiggeroshii (4,345 posts)
6. Um. The Obama campaign has nothing to do with the actual Obama Administration (ie policies passed).
If they could take their concerns to the steps of the white house, they would be respecting the organizers in that office's right to free speech and utilizing their own far more effectively.