A New American Story Promoting Opportunity in a Changing America Alan Jenkins The Opportunity Agenda. GCYF Annual Conference October, 2012. Attitudes at a Crossroads. Attitudes at a Crossroads. A Majority of Americans: Support the Dream Act (54%) Support a Roadmap to Citizenship (72%)
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GCYF Annual Conference
A Majority of Americans:
Eighteen to Twenty-Nine Year Olds:
Law and Order
Overwhelming of Scarce Resources
Upholding our National Values
Moving Forward together
Earned Income Tax Credit
Section 8 Vouchers
Affirmative Action Policies
Focus on Solutions
Affected Change Agents
Different Roles for Different Spokespeople
The General Public
With Us PersuadableOpposed
Our future depends on seeing that all kids have the opportunity to grow up healthy and well educated.
But that can’t happen when some kids are singled out, harassed, or excluded because of where their parents came from.
We need to invest in all kids so they can thrive and contribute fully to our community.
Tell the City Council to protect our future by including all children in education and health services.
When it comes to immigration, we need commonsense approaches that uphold our values and move us forward together.
Trying to deport 11 million families, workers, and children who are our neighbors, co-workers, and friends would be impossible, and would tear our communities apart.
We need a roadmap to citizenship for immigrants who are part of our economic engine and our social fabric, starting with students who are Americans in all but the paperwork.
We call on Congress to pass the DREAM Act, and to adopt commonsense reform of our immigration laws.