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Rep. Roybal-Allard, Interfaith Clergy Hold Capitol Hill Press Conference Supporting Passage of a Clean Dream Act


October 31, 2017


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

Sara Benitez, sbenitez@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)280-9284

Rep. Roybal-Allard, Interfaith Clergy Hold Capitol Hill Press Conference Supporting Passage of a Clean Dream Act

WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, November 1st at 11 a.m., high-level interfaith clergy and community leaders from across the country will hold a press conference at the House Triangle to call on Members of Congress to pass a clean Dream Act before the end of the year. These actions come in response to President Trump’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Program (DACA) that protected nearly 800,000 immigrant youth who could be swept up in the deportation pipeline if Congress doesn’t pass legislation by December 8th.

Following the press conference, some clergy leaders will engage in legislative visits, and others will move to the Russell Office Building to take prophetic and prayerful action to “Stand with the Saints” through civil disobedience directed at key congressional targets, urging them to recognize the moral imperative of passing a Clean Dream Act.


Press conference for Congress to pass a clean Dream Act, followed by prophetic action of civil disobedience


Wednesday, November 1st, at 11 a.m.


House Triangle

Southeast Drive & Independence Ave SE, Washington DC 20016


Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), co-author of the House Dream Act and the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life and Presbyterian Minister

Greisa Martinez, Director of Advocacy, United We Dream

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, United Methodist Church, Resident Bishop in the California-Nevada Annual Conference

Rev. Traci Blackmon, Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries of The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO.

Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University

Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners

Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, General Minister and President, Disciples of Christ

Patrick Carolan, Executive Director, Franciscan Action Network

Noel Andersen, Church World Service


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