|Posted by liborioadorno11 on December 23, 2014 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
On December 11th
NJ Dreamers voice their stance on true education equity. Choforitos United Co-Founder Li Adorno speaks his experience as an undocumented student in Essex County College and the uncertanty of not knowing where to tranfer.
After opinions on both sides of the issue were heard, The NJ Budget Committee passed bill A3617 with a vote of 7-4.
Congrats NJ DREAMERS, we are one step closer to education equity.
|Posted by liborioadorno11 on March 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Over a hundred Student and community member come together to fight the deportation of the Anandarajah family.
"Jenny is a member of Choforitos United, She is part of our family, And being a part of our family, WE will fight for her With everything we got."
-Li Adorno, Co-Founder
Along with Students from Essex County Dream Team, St.Benedict's Dream Team, The Tamil Community and NJDAC. WE fought and STOPPED The deportation of one of our members.
WE fought injustice and WON.
|Posted by liborioadorno11 on January 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
On tuesday january 7th 2014, members of the New Jersey Dream Act Coalition attended the ceremonial signing of the NJ Dream Act at the Colin Powell Elementary School in Union City, NJ.
This is something that many members of the coalition have been fighting, and advocating for (some for almost 10 years).
We applaud the passage of this new law, as it is something that will benefit our community, especially Union City, but we still advocate for state aid. Although state aid provides a small economic relief, let's keep in mind that undocumented students are still not eligible for federal state aid, grants, and certain scholarships.
If we want true tuition equality then we must also allow undocumented students to apply for state aid.
In-State tuiton is the first step...
Let's remain together and let's keep on fighting for justice for our community!
|Posted by liborioadorno11 on December 30, 2013 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
We are so sorry for the late post.
On thursday December 19th The Tuition Equality Bill was approved at the State Assembly Floor.
Later the same day, it was conditionally vetoed by Governor Chris Christie.
The governor decided to veto the State Financial Aid portion of the bill even after promising equality for all students in New Jeresy at a latino leadership gala just a few months before the Gubernatorial elections.
The NJTED alliance, composed of various student and youth organizations have taken the conditional veto but promise that this is not the end and will continue to push for REAL Equality and to end modern day segregation in schools.
Choforitos United, a core member organization in the NJTED allience has decided to continue the fight until we pass a Full DREAM Act in New Jersey.
For now, Congratulation DREAMers, Tuition Equility Act is now LAW!!!
|Posted by liborioadorno11 on December 12, 2013 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
Assembly Budget Committee Passes the Tuition Equality Bill and it moves on to the Assembly Floor.
The vote will take place on December 19th 2013.
Great win for NJ DREAMers!!
|Posted by liborioadorno11 on November 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Are you ready for Our Application Drive???
This upcoming Saturday we are sponsoring an event by United We Dream and NJDAC.
The college application drive is aimed to help dreamers get into college, breaking the barriers that prevent them from pursuing their dreams.
Here is the Flyer for the event please print some out and distribute.
Everyone print out at least 5 flyers and make it your goal to distribute.
If you live near high schools, please hand out some flyers.
Out there there is a student in need, a student with goals, a student with dreams. Let's give that student a helping hand.
If you can volunteer on November 30th, please give me a call or shoot me a text. we can use the help.
My number is 201 552 1037
thanks in advance for all you support,
|Posted by liborioadorno11 on November 24, 2013 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
For the past 10 years, youth, students, and allies have long been working for the passage of the New Jersey Tuition Equality Act, aka the New Jersey Dream Act.
The New Jersey Dream Act would allow undocumented youth, who have lived in New Jersey and have attended a NJ high school (at least 3 yrs) and have a diploma or GED, to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universitites.
Currently, NJ Dreamers have to pay out-of-state tuition, or international tuition, even though many have lived in New Jersey for their entire lives.
Iit seems that the New Jersey Dream Act is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.
This November 18th, the NJ SENATE PASSED THE NEW JERSEY DREAM ACT!!!
|Posted by liborioadorno11 on August 28, 2013 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
May 29th, 2013
5pm, 30th Bergenline Avenue
Union City NJ.
Choforitos United comes together to Rally in favor of the NJ DREAM Act
Today we take a stand to support the long awaited DREAM Act. Together with organizations all around the state of New Jersey, We the students demonstrate they are tired of waiting,We are taking the streets and raising awareness, the student movement demands the NJ DREAM Act NOW!!
Along with various Organizations in the state of New Jersey, Union City's Choforitos take a stand to support the DREAMers on their state wide campaing for an In-State-Tuition Equality Bill. There is currently a senate and a assembly bill on the table ready for our legislators to call the bills to committee. Senator Johnson (Assembly) and Senator Ruiz (Senate) both Champions of the bill will be the people in charge up putting the bill for a vote later this year.