Due to inclement weather forecast for Wednesday, the DACA Rally for a Clean Dream Act has been rescheduled for Thursday February 8th, 5:30-6:30 in front of the City Hall, Northampton.
This action will now focus on holding community space for prayer, ritual, and story telling. We will be hearing from area Dreamers, Jewish faith leaders, and Jewish community members. We will all be waiting to hear what the Senate decides to do at the end of their funding meeting that evening.
We want our Jewish identities to be as visible as possible. Those who are comfortable are encouraged to wear kippot or tallises. We also encourage folks to carry signs indicating that as part of the Jewish community they support a clean dream act with messages like "Let Our People Stay" "Clean Dream Act Now!" "Support Dreamers" etc.
We will be providing hand warmers and an indoor space for folks to retreat to after the action to warm up.
Spread the word! We need action, prayers, and noise to demand a CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW!
Join JALSA and Jewish community partners for an important action Thursday February 8th, 5:30-6:30 in front of City Hall, Northampton!
Bend the Arc Jewish Action (a leader of the inspiring action in DC several weeks ago) has put out a call for local Jewish communities to plan actions in support of a clean Dream Act before the next Senate vote on Feb. 8.
We will rally in front of the Homeland Security Building in Springfield. Wear kippot, tallises, and other Jewish identifying clothes and symbols. Make and bring signs on our theme of "Let My People Stay" or Jews stand with Dreamers. Show the broader community what in our history and teachings as Jews makes us stand up at this moment and say 'Not one more deportation!"
Co-sponsoring organizations to date:
JALSA Western MA,
Pioneer Valley Worker Center
Sinai Temple Social Action Committee (Springfield)
Beit Ahavah, the Reform Congregation of Northampton
Congregation Bnai Israel Tikun Olam Committee (CBI)
Tikun Olam Committee of Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)
Religious or secular Jews and allies: Come join us to stand up for a Clean Dream Act Now!!
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