The Campaign for an American DREAM: A SHARE staff member reflects
For the past few weeks I had the amazing opportunity to work with the Campaign for an American DREAM as they inhabited our offices up to the launch of their walk. The Campaign for an American DREAM’s mission is to create dialogue across the nation about the DREAM Act and immigration policy – they are doing this by sending a group of young DREAMers and allies on a 3,000 mile journey from San Francisco to Washington DC… on foot. The DREAM Act will provide a path to citizenship for undocumented youth brought to the US before the age of 16, provided they serve in the military or attend 2 years of higher education.
I was prepared to help them as much as I could around the office, to host some of them in my home and to attend their kickoff at the Golden Gate Bridge on March 10th. I was completely unprepared for what a transformative experience being in solidarity with this group would become. These aptly named DREAMers carry the ability to truly inspire. They inspired me to see the vast courage and hope that lives in us all, of what a powerful force love for your family and community are, and to remain unafraid in the struggle for our collective human rights.