Tomorrow marks one year to the day when the Dream Act was proposed in the Senate. The cloture vote, which would have allowed for discussion to ensue and the lives of thousands of students to finally be discussed in the full senate floor, failed to reach the needed 60 votes, with a 52-44 narrow decision.
Here's video of Senator Richard Durbin making his final plea for the Senate to give this kids a chance, even promising to work with Republican Hutchison to reach an agreement:
Conservative Republicans and cowardly Democrats would vote against this proposal, immediately after this speech. Regardless of when the Dream Act comes to pass, Senator Durbin will surely be remembered by the thousands of Dreamers who have spent years upon years waiting for the DREAM Act to become law. Those dreamers have gone from children to teenagers, or from teenagers to adult, dreaming for something as simple as a fighting chance, a path to legalization.
To remind the Senate that our dreams remain and our hope does not subside, the folks over at Dream Act Portal are organizing a call-in action to remind the Senate that the Dream Act needs to be the first priority issue after this election.
Let folks know, and stay tuned. The call-in action will be posted early Friday.