By Laura Lemus – Long Island Wins Administrative Coordinator
On Wednesday January 8th, the State of the State address by our Governor Cuomo is scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM. The NYS Dream Act Coalition along with other supporting organizations including Long Island Wins, will be participating in a social media action beginning at 12:30 PM and running through his entire speech.
The goal of the media action is to flood social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter with tweets and photos of undocumented students, allies and other supporters who are urging Governor Cuomo to put the Dream Act in his budget this year. Through this action we also need to be sure it is clear that the Coalition is supporting the Dream Act and not the Dream Fund.
The idea is to induce a concentrated mass of tweets and posts to make a real impact! We hope you can collaborate with the NYS Dream Act Coalition and Long Island Wins on this social media action to show support for the much needed NYS Dream Act!
@NYGovCuomo we need the #NYDreamAct in your budget this year #education4all
@NYGovCuomo support our Dreams! Put the #NYDreamAct in your budget this year! #education4all
_________ for the #NYDreamAct #education4all
You can fill in the blank with things like “student”, “teacher”, “activist”, “faith leader” or any other word that describes you
If the Governor states something about Dream FUND we can respond with tweets such as the following:
@NYGovCuomo, #Dream Fund is not an option! @NYDreamAct is the only solution for #NY #education4all
@NYGovCuomo all students of all #immigration statuses deserve the same change to realize their #dreams. #Education4all #equality