Orange County DREAM Team Kicks Off a Week of Action Calling for Inclusive Legalization

While everyone in DC and their local apologists dithers about “comprehensive immigration reform,” the Orange County Dream Team (OCDT), as usual, is taking action.

Calling clearly for an 'inclusive legalization process,' the DREAMers are revving up for an ambitious week of action as the national debate continues. Distancing themselves from Gang of Eight and White House proposals, DREAMers are pushing for a pathway to citizenship within five years for all eligible folks.

Cue the hilarious haters in 5, 4…


The activism in line with that kicks off today on social media outlets. Photos of OCDT family, friends and colleagues holding signs saying “#11MillionStrong” will spread through Facebook and Twitter. This online action is open to anyone who is down for the cause. Take a picture of yourself and make Instagram more than just an avenue for food porn!

Here's how the rest of the week breaks down:

Tuesday: Activists will hold a 'Light the Way' vigil outside the federal courthouse in Santa Ana in solidarity with undocuqueer immigrants at 6:30 p.m. The Supreme Court is expected to hear a constitutional challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this week. The local effort underscores the organization's position of solidarity and inclusiveness for the LGBTIQ community.

Wednesday: Banner drops will greet morning commuters from 6 a.m.- 9 a.m. as they have in the past off the 5 freeway in Anaheim, Santa Ana, and San Juan Capistrano. This time around, they'll be encouraging folks to call local members of congress, especially Loretta Sanchez and Ed Royce. Later that evening, DREAMers will visit Sanchez's office and encourage others to join outside at a time to be determined.

Thursday: Phone banking to elected officials is set to take place in support of inclusive legalization for undocumented immigrants. Light those lines up better than a public media fund drive!

Friday: A 'Coming Out of the Shadows' vigil will be held at Sasscer Park in downtown Santa Ana. The gathering begins at 7 p.m.

Saturday: The OCDT, the Western State College of Law, and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center invite the community to attend another free Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) clinic. The event takes place from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. at Western State College of Law in Fullerton.

Now that's a week of activism enough to make Barbara Coe's head explode!

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