Now That Elections Are Over
On Thursday, October 29, immigrant youth and mothers from Connecticut Students for a DREAM confronted first lady Michelle Obama as she campaigned for Governor Dan Malloy and other Connecticut Democrats in New Haven. Two activists interrupted the speech with pleas for the first lady to acknowledge parents of undocumented youth and their need for administrative immigration relief and stop the separation of families. The first lady acknowledged both activists, telling them, "I hear you sweetie" and "I'm going to let you finish." Although both were escorted out of the event, the first lady's speech took on a different tone after the interruption. Three days later, President Obama, who has continually promised and delayed taking action through administrative relief, visited Bridgeport to campaign for Malloy and was similarly interruptedrepeatedly. Groups like C4D are committed to fighting for our communities and continuing to demand that the president act boldly and inclusively on immigration.