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A Day for the California Dream Act

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Media Alert for March 15, 2011
Contacts:
Olivia Park, opark@nakasec.org, (323) 937-3703 x201

A Day for the California Dream Act
Students and supporters join a caravan to Sacramento for the CA Dream Act.

The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) will join students, advocates and community leaders in Sacramento, CA, to participate in the Assembly Higher Education Committee Hearing on the California Dream Act and support its in 2011.

Every year, many undocumented immigrant youth and their families reach out for assistance to our Los Angeles affiliate, the Korean Resource Center. We encounter many bright students who attend college but struggle to pay tuition due to being barred from applying for financial aid based on their immigration status. The California Dream Act would be a huge support to their education, the fulfillment of their dreams and the building of a stronger America.

For more information about the California Dream Act bill, please here.

WHAT: Press Conference & hearing on the California Dream Act Students, advocates and community leaders

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

11:30 AM – Press Conference on the North-side steps of the State Capitol (L Street side)

1:00 – 2:30 PM – Assembly Higher Education Committee Hearing in State Capitol Room 437

The State Capitol is located at 10th Street and L Street, Sacramento, CA

Olivia Park will be available to receive media inquiries on the day of the event at 213-605-1255.

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NAKASEC is a national organization founded in 1994 by local Korean American community organizations to project a national progressive voice and promote the full civic participation of Korean Americans as part of a greater goal of building a national movement for social change. Based in Los Angeles, NAKASEC opened a D.C. office in fall 2008 and has affiliates in L.A. (KRC) and Chicago (KRCC).