On November 12, 2019, the permit issued under the Obama administration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is going to the Supreme Court. DACA is a two-year temporary work permit and protects recipients from deportations. There are currently 800,000 DACA recipients in the US, including us and fellow members of HFIR and the wider Georgetown community. The Trump administration rescinded the program on September 5th, 2017. As a result, the Supreme Court will be hearing the arguments as to whether it was constitutional to end the DACA program. If the DACA program ends, all our DACA students on campus run this risk of deportation and lose their ability to enter their career fields after graduation. Therefore, walkouts are being planned all over DC by high schools and universities to show the nation this is an issue that will impact more than just the 800,000 DACA recipients.
As an organization, we want to mobilize the Georgetown campus and walk to Dupont Circle Metro Station on November 8th at 9:00 AM to get to the Supreme Court to join the rest of the schools in DC walking out. Previously, our goal was to shut down Key Bridge, as mentioned above, but due to different city jurisdictions, we were unable to do so. In order for us to shut down the streets (more details in the information sessions we will be holding), we need exactly 100 people (but the more the merrier). We will not be able to do this without your help!
We need help with volunteers for the day of November 8th. For example, marshalls (people that do crowd control), care bears (people walking with first-aid kits), volunteers to set-up and clean-up, organizing speakers at John Carol, and most importantly helping us mobilize people and to get them from point A to point B, safely! Lastly, we need people to show up on November 8th! You do not need any experience with protests and we will provide training for everyone that is interested! WE WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT ARREST IS NOT THE GOAL NOR THE INTENTION OF THIS WALKOUT. WE ARE BEING ESCORTED BY THE POLICE AND HAVE FILED PERMITS WITH THE CITY!
Metrocards, shirts, and beanies will be provided to Georgetown community members. HFIR will also have a day of artivism to create posters and a banner with the name of the campaign, #HomeIsHere, more information to come!
Attend one of our information sessions. Fill out the form to confirm attendance. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTNjRjk3j7vPdBvG9hl8RW07ZDJmNrWcgzyHsmtH8tgrHbmQ/viewform?usp=send_form
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