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STATE-WIDE RELAY, WALKOUTS, CONCERT FOR DACA PLANNED FOR CALIFORNIA AS COURT HEARING NEARS
DACA faces its greatest challenge at the Supreme Court on November 12. Mi Familia Vota, in partnership with organizations across the state, is co-leading a slate of actions to defend DACA as part of the California mobilization efforts of the national #HomeIsHere campaign.
Los Angeles, CA — Mi Familia Vota, the premier Latino civic engagement organization, in partnership with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and a diversity of immigrant rights groups, is ramping up actions in California as part of the #RiseForDACA #HomeIsHere campaign to defend DACA and TPS.
On Monday, November 4, a Relay for DACA began in Sacramento, which will continue through five cities before culminating in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 9. The Los Angeles action will also be a sendoff to CHIRLA members who are traveling to DC to hear the opening arguments in the DACA case at the Supreme Court.
Also, on Tuesday, November 12, students in dozens of Los Angeles schools, colleges and businesses will stage Walkouts for DACA, rallying at the downtown Federal Building and marching to MacArthur Park, where a Rise for DACA concert will bring communities together at the Levitt Pavilion.
The Relay for DACA is a statewide chain of marches in counties in California with the biggest number of people with DACA: Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco/San Jose, the San Joaquin Valley, the Inland Empire/San Bernardino, and Orange County. Walkers will carry banners and posters indicating where their home is, leaving bright green ribbons wherever they walk. Hundreds are expected to join relays at each location. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.
The Walkouts for DACA is expected to draw about 500 students from several high schools, college campuses, and businesses in Los Angeles. They will converge at noon at the Federal Building downtown, and then march to MacArthur Park for the free Rise for DACA concert, which will feature several artists in solidarity with the movement. Facebook event page for walkouts: https://www.
On November 12, the nine justices of the Supreme Court of the United States will consider opening arguments in a case brought upon by the Trump Administration in an attempt to end the program for good. DACA has faced several challenges, but this is by far the biggest. There are currently around 660,000 active DACA recipients with over 35,600 active renewals pending.
See activities and locations below.
WHAT: Relay for DACA coordinated in collaboration with California organizations and local allies including Mi Familia Vota and CHIRLA.
WHEN: November 4th – 12th. Dates and times differ. Please see below for dates.
WHERE: Across California. Dates and times differ. Please see below for locations.
WHO: Mi Familia Vota, CHIRLA, Sacramento Immigrant Coalition, SIREN, UFW, ACLU, ICE out of Tulare Coalition, UFW Foundation, Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Inland Empire Youth Collaborative, CAIR-LA, Korean Resource Center, Resilience OC, Viet Rainbow of Orange County, LGBT Center OC, United We Dream, and others.
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES:
October 26 – November 10, 2019
“Home is Here” march from New York to Washington, DC
6 Californians marching for 18 days and 230 miles.
Marchers currently in Philadelphia.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Relay for DACA – Sacramento
march, rally for 6 miles
Sacramento City College to Sacramento Capitol to River Walk Park
10:00 a.m. – Start rally
11:00 a.m. – Press event at Capitol
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Relay for DACA – Bay Area/San Jose
March, rally, vigil
4:30 p.m. – Gathering, San Jose State University statue
5:00 p.m. – Begin march to City Hall
6:00 p.m. – Press Conference and rally at City Hall
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Relay for DACA – Bakersfield
Kevin McCarthy’s District office to Bakersfield Hall to Valley Plaza Mall
9:30 a.m. – Gathering and Rally
10:00 a.m. – March begins
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Relay for DACA – Inland Empire/San Bernardino
San Bernardino City Hall to SB Valley College to Colton Plunge Park
9:00 a.m. – March starts
10:00 a.m. – Press Conference at SB Valley College
Friday, November 8, 2019
Relay for DACA – Orange County
Santa Ana City College to Santa Ana City Hall to Santiago Park
1:30 p.m. – Gathering and rally at Santa Ana City College
2:00 p.m. – Press Conference at SACC
3-5 p.m. – March begins
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Relay for DACA – Los Angeles/LAX
The Triangle Park to Airplane Landing View Point at LAX
9:00 a.m. – Press conference at The Triangle Park on 6865 Park Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90045
10:00 a.m. – Relay begins
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Oral arguments on DACA at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
CHIRLA delegation of 30 people, including folks with DACA, in line to hear arguments
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Walkouts for DACA in Los Angeles
10:00 a.m. – Walkouts begin from schools throughout Los Angeles
11:00 a.m. – 12 noon gathering
255 E. Temple Street “Molecule Man” structure
11:30 – 3:00 p.m. – March to MacArthur Park
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Rise for DACA concert at Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park W. 6th Street & S. Park View Street, 90057
3 – 8 p.m.
Music, art, kid’s zone, community booths
Free of charge
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.