- Hello little DREAM Act monsters,
As you all know, the anti-immigrant, anti-Latino, and frankly, anti-American law SB1070 has now gone into effect in Arizona. And while parts of it have been blocked, the law continues to bring fear to the immigrant community in Arizona. This needs to stop. We will not stand for it, and neither will Lady Gaga.
No, that wasn’t a typo.
Some of you might have seen the petition asking Lady Gaga to boycott the police state of Arizona by canceling her show in Phoenix. If you have, you have probably signed it and were disappointed when she decided to go ahead with the show. Well, be disappointed no more!
Before her concert, Lady Gaga met with two amazing LGBT and immigrant rights activists from Arizona, who told her about SB1070, the need for immigration reform, and the DREAM Act.
In the words of Amelec, one of the students who met with her:
“I am one of your many little monsters and I embrace your celebration of what the rest of the society refers as “shameful”. There are many gay undocumented people and students who would love the rest of their community to join the movement for comprehensive reform starting with the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act).”
They even took a picture with Lady Gaga wearing a “Pass the DREAM Act” t-shirt from the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition (ADAC). And yes, it is legit. Lady Gaga supports the DREAM Act.
Credit: Arizona DREAM Act Coalition
During her concert, Lady Gaga recognized their struggle by standing up for the immigrant community, in front of 14,000 people. She denounced SB1070 and called for people to be active and protest. Actually, she said that “without immigrants, this country wouldn’t have sh*t.” (#truth). She also dedicated the song “You and I” to one of these students, whose brother was deported back to Mexico after police raided their house.
Watch the videos:
So, let’s make this clear. The Tea Party has Sarah “can see Russia from my house” Palin. The pro-SB1070 (a.k.a racists) people have Jan Brewer. And we, the DREAM Act movement, have the most famous popstar of the moment, Lady Gaga. Yeah, I think we win this one by far.
Major props to Amelec and Victor, who brought awareness about the struggle of the LGBT immigrant community and DREAMers to none other than Lady Gaga. And thank you, Lady Gaga, for standing up for immigrants and students!
Now it is YOUR turn to make a difference. Right now, there is a DREAMer in Arizona who is set to be deported on August 8th, 4 days from now! And YOU have the power to stop her deportation. Please sign the petition and make those calls to DHS / ICE! Together, we will win!
Your fellow little monster