nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information
Time: May 25, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Junta for Progressive Action
Street: 169 Grand Av.
City/Town: New Haven
Website or Map: http://juntainc.org
Event Type: art, exhibit, fundraiser
Organized By: Junta for Progressive Action
Latest Activity: May 20, 2016
After years of struggle, failed immigration reform bills in Congress, and record deportations of millions of people, the people pushed President Obama to create a new administrative relief program called DAPA which would protect about 5 million parents of US citizen children or legal permanent residents from the risk of deportation. While the program does not protect everyone, and we must continue to fight for something permanent, it was a huge victory for our movement. But the program has been held up in court because a group of 26 racist Attorneys General sued the Obama administration, claiming he had no authority to create this program. The case now in the Supreme Court and we must continue to push them to be on the right side of history.
There are 28,000 parents in Connecticut that would benefit from DAPA. We will showcase in incredible posters some of our community leaders who have taken a stand and decided to fight back, to protect this program, to protect their families.
Suggested Donation: $25.00 which incluldes wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres. 100% of the proceeds will be used for DAPA-related work. To RSVP go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faces-of-dapa-an-art-exhibit-tickets-25266616129