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High school students support the 'Dream'

While your recent editorial ("A great investment," Oct. 10) is critical of the efforts made by opponents of the Dream Act, I would encourage you not to overlook the efforts being made by Dream Act supporters.

The Intersection is a non-profit organization in Baltimore that empowers high school students to have ownership in improving their communities. The students of The Intersection, having completed a rigorous training program, seek to make a difference. In doing so, they have focused their efforts on passing the Dream Act.

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Students from The Intersection have talked with their peers, canvassed Baltimore neighborhoods, and pushed their communities to spread the word and garner support. Most recently, the students helped organize a press conference and community canvas at Baltimore Freedom Academy. With nearly 100 people in attendance, the event helped reach thousands of voters.

These same students are currently working on a documentary, organizing a student led rally, and continuing to coordinate neighborhood canvasses. Let me be clear: our students are making a statement. We refuse to follow the status quo. Through our dedication to the movement, and our commitment to equality, we are standing up for those that face barriers both tangible and intangible.

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Iman Williams, Baltimore

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