Today’s Daily Call to Action: Urge Hogan to support Maryland Dreamers by signing HB420, the scholarship bill
Urge Governor Hogan to support Maryland DREAMers by signing HB 420, the scholarship bill, that provides need-based scholarships for low-income students heading to college who qualify for the MD DREAM Act. Please call Hogan 410-974-3901.
The bill passed both the House and the Senate this legislative session. Sign CASA in Action’s petition * and help make sure Governor Hogan doesn’t get in the way of making this bill final.
*An outstanding student brimming with potential, Jose is a junior at Morgan State University studying electrical engineering. He is on the fast track to graduating and becoming a computer engineer. After class, Jose tutors high school students in Baltimore, taking the bus for an hour to arrive at the center the students go to after school is over.
Because of his extensive community service and good grades in his classes, a Maryland delegate had nominated him for a scholarship – but Jose did not qualify because he is a Dreamer.
The bill that is on Governor Hogan’s desk would change that.
It’s been weeks since Governor Hogan received that bill, which lets Dreamers apply for college scholarships. HB 420 passed with flying colors in the Maryland Assembly, and yet Governor Hogan has let it waste away on his desk.
Jose has been an advocate for the immigrant community for years, urging his elected officials to pass legislation to help those that need it most. Now, Jose is asking you to take action on behalf of him and the thousands of other Dreamers like him: tell Governor Hogan to sign the scholarship bill into law.
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