Group demands Faso support a Clean Dream Act
More than a dozen constituents of the 19th Congressional District participated in a protest action both inside and outside of U.S. Rep. John Faso's Kinderhook Office December 18, according to a press release distributed by the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement. Those participating included members of the local sanctuary movement, United We Dream, New York Immigration Coalition and other allied organizations. The group pressed Faso to support a clean Dream Act and urged him to withhold his vote on the federal budget until the act was included in the proposal. Participants inside the office read a statement of their purpose and demands, and also delivered a petition calling on Faso support the act, bearing more than 600 signatures, 13 organizational co-sponsors, 2 congregational co-sponsors, and at least 13 business co-sponsors. In addition to the petition, the group delivered letters and drawings about immigration from children living in Faso’s district. Read the full press release at sanctuarycolumbiacounty [dot] org.