Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 10: Trail of Dreams Walk-a-thon, National Day of Action for Immigration Reform

1) April 10, 2010: Trail of Dreams NY Walk-a-thon
2) April 10, 2010: National Day of Action: Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Lakewood (NJ), Philadelphia, El Paso, Providence (RI)


1) April 10, 2010: Trail of Dreams NY Walk-a-thon

MEDIA ADVISORY (español sigue al ingles)
For Immediate Release: April 10th, 2010

Media Contact: Sonia Guinansaca, sonia(at)
Office: 212-627-2227 ext 248, Cell: 347-260-5844

Trail of Dreams: Immigrant Youth to Walk 250 Miles to Washington DC, Urging Passage of Dream Act

What: Inspired by the courageous walking journey to DC of four immigrant youth from Miami, five immigrant youth from NY will begin their own 250 mile walk to DC on April 10th. The group will kick off their journey on April 10th with a press conference followed by a 7.5 mile community walk-a-thon across the George Washington Bridge to Union City, New Jersey. Along the way to DC, the walkers hope to raise awareness about the issues facing undocumented youth and their families. They will join the Florida Trail of Dreams walkers on May 1st in DC.

When: Saturday, April 10th, 2010. Press Conference begins at 10:30am. Walk-a-thon begins at 11:00am (registration starts at 9am).

Where: J. Hood Wright Park (on the terrace, in the upper left side of the park) in Washington Heights. Walkers will cross the George Washington Bridge to Old Glory Park in Union City, NJ

Who: - Trail of Dreams NY walkers
- NYS Youth Leadership Council members
- Invited elected officials: City Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, Mayor Mike Bloomberg (list in formation)

Why: We are Undocumented and Unafraid. Enough is Enough. We need the Dream Act and will travel many miles to make that a reality. New Yorkers can support the Trail of Dream NY students by participating in the 7.5 mile walk-a-thon to Union City, NJ.

Additional Media Contacts:
Marisol Ramos, 917-443-7013, Marisol(at)
Jose Luis Zacatelco 718-956-3209, joseluis(at)

The NYSYLC is a youth led organization that seeks to improve access to higher education and creating equal opportunity for immigrant youth and children of immigrants, regardless of immigration status through leadership development, organizing and advocacy. Our legislative priority is the DREAM Act, a bill that if passed would allow immigrant youth who have grown up in the U.S. to adjust their immigration status if they meet certain requirements and complete at least two years of higher education or military service.

See the NYSYLC website for more ways you can help, including through a food drive to support the Trail of Dreams walkers:



Para su publicación inmediata: 10 de Abril 2010
Contacto para médio : Jose Luis Zacatelco, joseluis(at)
Oficina : 212-627-2227 ext 248, Celular : 718-956-3209,

5 jóvenes inmigrantes caminaran 250 millas a Washington DC para insistir la aprobación inmediata de la Ley DREAM como parte de la Caminata de los Sueños

NYSYLC se unirán a los miembros de Sendero de los Sueños de Miami, en Washington DC.

Inspirados por el heroísmo de cuatro jóvenes de Miami, 5 jóvenes del NYSYLC, darán inicio a el Sendero de los Sueños de Nueva York el 10 de abril. Con más de 250 millas que separan el puerto de Nueva York de Washington, DC, el grupo planea lanzar el evento el 10 de abril con una caminata de 7.5 millas a pie a través del puente George Washington a Nueva Jersey, mientras los caminantes y sus solidarios caminan a DC. Ellos planean unirse a los caminantes de Miami el 1ro de mayo y hacer varias paradas en el camino para crear conciencia sobre los problemas que los jóvenes indocumentados y sus familias enfrentan.

Qué: Una caminata solidaria cruzando el puente George Washington, cubriendo más de 7.5 millas.

Cuándo: Sábado, 10 de abril 2010.
Conferencia de prensa comenzará a las 11am.
La inscripción comienza a las 9am. La caminata iniciarán a las 11:30 am

Dónde: La caminata comenzara en el Jay Wright Hood Park (en la esquina norte izquierda del parque) en Washington Heights y los caminantes cruzaran el puente George Washington

Quiénes: - caminantes del Sendero de los Sueños de NY e miembros de la organización juvenil NYSYLC
- Oficiales electos (lista en formación) Consejal Mellisa Mark Vivierito, Invitado : Alcalde Bloomberg

Por qué: Somos indocumentados y sin temor. Necesitamos que el Dream Act sea aprobado ahora y recorreremos muchos kilómetros para hacer de esto una realidad

Contactos Adicionales : Marisol Ramos, 917-443-7013, miembra, Marisol(at)


2) April 10 National Day of Action: Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Lakewood (NJ), Philadelphia, El Paso, Providence

On Saturday April 10th people across the country will be Rallying for America. Will you be there?

Even after over two hundred thousand people marched in Washington, D.C. to convince Congress and the White House to take action, communities across the country will be participating in a national day of action on April 10th to ensure our representatives know we want comprehensive immigration reform.

--> Seattle, Washington:

What: Rally: Stand up for Comprehensive Immigration Reform – We Must Act Now!
When: April 10, 2010 at 12pm
Where: Occidental Park, Seattle
Why: Because we need immigration reform NOW!
Who: The Washington Immigration Reform Coalition (WIRC) For America, an alliance of over 50 organizations, faith groups, community groups and labor unions, is organizing around one purpose – to achieve comprehensive immigration reform – and has been working to ensure that Washington’s Congressional delegation will support and lead on the issue. See

--> Las Vegas, Nevada: Join Senator Harry Reid, Congressman Luis Gutierrez, and thousands of immigration reform supporters at a free event in Las Vegas on April 10.

When: SATURDAY, April 10th at 12:00 pm
Where: 333 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas
Why: The time is now to pass smart immigration solutions that:
* Raise wages and living standards for all workers
* Strengthen our economy
* Keep our families together
* Honor our values as a nation of immigrants

--> Chicago, Illinois: No More Deportations! Real Solutions Now!

When: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10 AM
Where: Teamsters Local 705, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL

Two weeks after over 200,000 people (including 9,000 from Illinois) Marched For America filling the National Mall in Washington DC, advocates and allies will Rally for America in Chicago, Illinois. Senator Durbin, a long time champion of immigration reform and undocumented youth, will be in attendance and has agreed to take leadership to introduce a bipartisan immigration reform bill in the Senate by April 30th.

In recognition of that historic effort the event will also celebrate the work of the hundreds of bus captains and thousands of riders from Illinois that helped make the March for America such a success.

--> Lakewood, New Jersey: Rally for America

When: Saturday, April 10th, 12pm – 4pm
Where: 215 Madison, Lakewood, NJ

--> Philadelphia, PA: Rally for America

When: Saturday, April 10th, 11:30 AM.
Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA.
What: The rally will feature numerous exciting performances, including Kyo Taiko drumming, Irish dancing, Spanish language rappers Kicio and Legendario, and Aztec dancing. Bring American flags, wear white, and help us send a message to the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation that we need reform now!

--> El Paso, TX: El Pasoans Rally for Immigration Reform!

When: Meet at 3pm, rally at 5pm
Where: Leech Grove on the University of Texas, El Paso campus: 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, TX.
For more information contact: Louie Gilot, Policy Director, Border Network for Human Rights, (915) 274-0541, lgilot(at)

--> Providence, Rhode Island: Rally for America

When: April 10, 3 PM – 5 PM.
Where: Parking lot behind St. Theresa Church, 275 Manton Avenue, Providence, RI.