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FIRM Spotlight: CIRC – Helping to Acheive Tuition Equity in Colorado

dream20act20rallyOur partners at the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition celebrated a victory today! SB170 passed the Colorado State House and will now move onto the Colorado State Senate.  SB 170, is a bill that would help undocumented immigrant students who grew up here in the U.S. attend Colorado State colleges. Like the DREAM Act, SB 170 would help students qualify for in-state tuition, but unlike DREAM does not include a component wherein students can apply for citizenship.

From CIRC:

Action: Please email the following five legislators to say THANK YOU for their important vote in support of tuition equity.  Click on the below links and personalize your message:

mary.hodge.senate@state.co.us
suzanne.williams.senate@state.co.us
paula.sandoval.senate@state.co.us
abel.tapia.senate@state.co.us
bob.bacon.senate@state.co.us

Now the bill will head to the Colorado Senate and CIRC will continue to fight for immigrant students’ right to higher education.

Please be sure to join us tonight, April 1, from 5:30-7:00pm at  1980 Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80220, to discuss next steps and celebrate this important step towards victory!

Meeting agenda to include:

  • Campaign strategy update for SB170
  • Communications update
  • Grassroots outreach opportunities (canvassing, letter-writing, and more!)

To join via teleconference, please email elise@mopdenver.org and she can send you the conference call-in number directly.

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