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Vigil for Dreamers
February 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
As people of compassion, faith, and conscience, we are called to stand with one another, to love our neighbors without exception, and to pursue justice in the world. The termination of the DACA program in September 2017 was an unjust action that has upended the lives of over 20,000 immigrant young people and continues to threaten the lives of hundreds of thousands more.
We cannot allow this injustice to stand. We must ensure that undocumented youth and young adults who came to this country as children can stay in the United States — the only place they know as home — and pursue a path to citizenship.
We will come together to pray, to sing, to stand in solidarity, and to speak from our hearts and our collective conscience, urging our legislators to pass a Clean Dream Act now.
** Note: This vigil is timed to coincide with a visit by Senator Susan Collins, who will be across the street for an event at the Portland Museum of Art. **
Bring a candle if you’d like. Bring signs that are respectful and prayerful. Bring your friends and neighbors. People of all faith traditions and no faith at all are welcome.