Congressman Tipton says he wants a compassionate solution, but DREAMers say his silence does not feel compassionate
Pueblo, CO – Local DREAMer groups and allies have requested to meet with Congressman Tipton for the last two months to no avail. Tipton’s staff has told DREAMers he is looking for a “compassionate solution,” but has not taken a public position on the 2017 DREAM Act. DREAMers and allies urge Congressman Tipton to show courageous moral leadership and show his compassion by supporting the Dream Act so Dreamers who are dedicated to our country can continue calling Colorado home.
WHO: Grupo MAYAS, Familias Unidas, FLiA, Center for Health Progress, Indivisible Pueblo
WHAT: DREAMers and allies lead silent protest & march around Tipton’s building in Pueblo to symbolize the cruelty of Congressman Tipton’s silence on the Dream Act.
VISUALS: DREAMers with mouths taped shut. Interview opportunities with local DREAMers.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov 9th – 4pm-5:30pm
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.