August SFL 912 Meeting – To Dream (Act) or Not!
The next meeting of South Florida 912 will be on Tuesday, August 9th at:
Lantana Rd. Branch of the PBC Library
4020 Lantana Road
Lake Worth, FL 33462
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Time: Meet and greet 6:30pm-7pm
Meeting: 7pm – 8:45pm
The Dream Act– what do you know about it? Do you have an opinion? We are fortunate to have two long-time South Florida 912 members who hold opposing positions on the proposed Act: Austin Parris has been a vocal advocate on behalf of passage of the Dream Act. Speaking in opposition will be Francisco Rodriguez.
The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) is an American legislative proposal first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001, and most recently on May 11, 2011, when the bill was re-introduced in the US Senate.
You can read the rest of the wiki article here.
Meanwhile, a few states have passed some form of Dream Act legislation. The latest is California – where Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoed several versions, but Gov. Brown just signed a partial implementation last week. And President Obama, speaking to La Raza just a few days ago, once again brought up his avid support for it.
Our members have very strong opinions on this, so expect a lively debate on this once again timely subject!
Also on the agenda:
- Our Value of the Month
- Candidate announcements
- Sherry Lee on a Call for Candidates
- Mel Grossman will talk about America Supports Israel 8/24
- Fred Scheibl will be recruiting for an activist training project that will hone our skills and influence some local issues at the same time
We hope to see you there!