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DREAM Act Kinderhook Rally "Brings Fight Home To Faso"

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

Pro "dreamer" activist groups throughout congressional district 19 are rallying today  outside congressman Jon Faso’s Kinderhook office to demand a clean DREAM Act before the holidays.

Today's action kicks off a week of events leading up to the December 22nd spending bill vote. Activists plan to deliver a petition demanding Faso support a clean DREAM Act and they'll call for the Congressman to withhold his vote on any spending bill that does not include a clean DREAM Act.  Along with the petition, the group will deliver letters from children in Faso’s district.

Jenifer Benn with the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement invites anyone interested to join them

"We are working with allied organizations and also people within the local area. We're looking for anyone who's available from his distrcit or who's willing to support the movement."

The address is 2 Hudson St, Kinderhook; activists including those from United We Dream and the New York Immigration Coalition will be there from 9 to 5.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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