Youth Council Member Reyna Gutierrez speaking with Sandy Marin of Univision 40.
(E) - English media; (S) - Spanish media
This month, our Youth Council led a rally outside of Senator Thom Tillis’ office in downtown Raleigh. The protest, called “The Death of DREAMs,” was a vigil style procession, where speakers shared stories on young individuals who had been deported back to their home countries and were subsequently killed. We also helped organize an event called “Step Into the Spotlight,” where youth and adults alike took turns talking about the struggles of being Latinx in modern day America.
Death of DREAMS
Step Into the Spotlight Event
Monthly Column in La Conexión (S)
This month, we participated in the annual Moral March, or HK on J in downtown Raleigh, where tens of thousands of participants from across the state met to demonstrate solidarity between the organizations and their respective issues. We also took part in a city-wide letter writing campaign, led by Peace College graduate Trey Lynch, where dozens of volunteers wrote to their congressional representatives in hopes of stopping the anti-immigrant bill SB 145. We also had El Pueblo youth members such as Reyna Gutierrez, and CLC member Maria Gonzalez speak with reporters about the Supreme Court decision on DACA near the end of the month.
‘Scholarships’ offered to renew DACA for youth: La Noticia (S)
After the decision by the Presidential Administration to end TPS protections for over 200,000 Salvadoran residents, El Pueblo youth council member Nicole Aldana shared her story with the public on how this inhumane decision would affect her family. We also had 19 year old community leader Maria Gonzalez sharing her story on how DACA has benefitted her life, and how we need to pass a Clean DREAM Act for our community. Check out all of these stories, as well as our monthly column with La Conexión, where we talk about the power of words in difficult times.
Federal Court Blocks Decision to Rescind DACA: ABC11 (E)
Monthly Column: La Conexión (S)
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