Thursday December 14th, 2017

Cortez Masto, Online Community Participate in Website Blackout in Support of Dreamers

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after Wednesday’s digital day of action and website blackout in support of Dreamers. Cortez Masto organized the day of action to bring attention to Dreamers who are losing DACA and face deportation, and for Congress to urgently pass the Dream Act before the end of the year:

“Each day that Congress fails to protect Dreamers, 122 more young individuals get their DACA protections taken away from them. This means these young men and women could face deportation from the only country they call home, have their work authorizations revoked, be taken from their family and friends, and lose everything they’ve worked so hard to build in this country. Together, I’ve worked with stakeholders throughout America: businesses, non-profits, faith groups, academia, and government to make sure Dreamers know they are not alone in this fight and that we are working to pass the Dream Act now.

“I’ve met Dreamers from Nevada and around the country who symbolize the values of our great nation. They bring diversity, courage, and hardwork, enriching our communities both culturally and economically. I thank all who joined yesterday’s day of action, for showing their solidarity and telling Congress that it is time to stand with Dreamers and pass the Dream Act by the end of the year.”

List of supporters/participants:

All Above All

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Bently Heritage Distillery

Center for American Progress

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Democrats for Education Reform

Educators for Excellence

Emerson Collective

Girls Inc.

Greater As 1

Jose Chuy Garcia

Las Vegas Sun

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

League of Conservation Voters (LCV)


Mi Familia Vota

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

National Korean American Service  & Education Consortium

National Partnership for Women & Families

Nevada State College

Nevada System of Higher Education

Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC)

Organizing for Action

Organizing for Action Nevada

Peralta Law Group

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN)

Prospero Latino LLC

Texas Organizing Project

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada

The Raben Group

Third Way

Tu Casa Latina


Unidos US

University of Nevada Reno

Univisión Communications, Inc.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Senate Democrats

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)

U.S. Senator Kamal Harris (D-Calif.)

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

U.S. Senator Robert Menéndez (D-N.J.)

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) 



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