Description: We are inviting student newspapers and student groups from all over the country to join us on a conference call with award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (“Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman”) where Davis will challenge students to join our campaign in support of an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth by signing an online petition. The universities with the most signatures will get to screen Davis’ new film about immigration reform on campus.
The Dream is Now (www.thedreamisnow.org) is a partnership formed by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim and Emerson Collective to provide supporters of immigration reform with a platform to voice their support for an earned path to citizenship for undocumented youth. The campaign web site allows individuals from around the country—documented and undocumented alike—to tell their own stories in writing or through video and to sign a petition affirming their support for the principles of the Dream Act. During Spring 2013, the campaign will release a 30-minute documentary directed by Guggenheim featuring many of the stories submitted to the campaign in an effort to show Congress that an earned path to citizenship is the right thing to do for these students and for our country’s economic future.
On a conference call with student newspapers, the campaign will announce a challenge to college students: Universities that get the most students to sign an online petition in support of the Dream Act principles will be selected as for campus movie premieres. Students from the University with the most signatures will earn a trip to the premiere of the film in Washington, DC.
The DREAM Act, which is being considered as part of immigration reform efforts, would provide a pathway for undocumented youth who came to the U.S. at a young age and have been attending school, to earn their citizenship by attending college or serving in the military.
Application Deadline/Time: March 5, 2013 at 1pm/ET, 10am/PT
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