In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students Passes in Florida!

May 2014

It is very exciting to share that the in-state tuition bill, HB851, passed the FL House of Representatives with overwhelming support on May 2nd! It now moves to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. In the past two months, the in-state tuition bill has moved from the Senate to the House of Representatives because of continued pressure by undocumented students who mobilized to Tallahassee to see their dreams become reality!

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Below you will find press coverage as well as pictures of CCNSP’s involvement in this victory!

In the coming months, we hope to move forward with an education initiative to make sure in-state tuition as well as other resources for undocumented students make their way to those that need them.

If you have questions or want to get involved, please contact us at info@collierstoriesmatter.org

 

PRESS COVERAGE

Wink News

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FOX News

NBC-2 

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Naples Daily News

Vista Semanal 

D’Latinos 

Accion Hispana

 

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High School Students Supporting Tuition Equity in Florida

As our volunteers continue their visits to high schools in Collier County, they continue to find that support for tuition equity for all students in Florida is overwhelming. Earlier this week, our state House of Representatives passed HB 851, (In-State Tuition for All Florida graduates, regardless of immigration status)  out of its last committee unanimously. While we still have to wait until it reaches the house floor, the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project and several other organizations in the state have been mobilizing and collecting signatures for the state-wide petition that was created in favor of tuition equity for undocumented students.

We need your help! Please, consider adding your name to the already hundreds of names supporting these measures. You can submit your signature electronically HERE and forward it to friends and family. Let’s show our legislators that this is something that we not only want, but also need! Once you’ve done that, show your support visually by submitting an image of yourself holding a sign similar to our high school students below! Email your image to rommy@collierstoriesmatter.org  and we will make sure to showcase you on our Facebook and blog!

Lely High School Students Showing Support

Lely High School Students Showing Support

Gulf Coast High School Students Showing Support

Gulf Coast High School Students Showing Support

Educators and Volunteers Showing Support

Educators and Volunteers Showing Support

¡Reuniones Comunitarias GRATIS para Aprender Más Sobre la Reforma Migratoria!

La propuesta de ley del senado ya está aquí! Pero que significa para nuestra comunidad? que pasa ahora? Que puedes hacer?

Todas estas preguntas serán contestadas en nuestras asembleas comunitarias que tendrémos en 3 ciudades en las próximas 2 semanas!

las reuniones se auspician por El Proyecto: Colección de Voces y la Coalición de Inmigrantes de la Florida 

For information in English, Go here

Naples: Lunes, 6 de Mayo, 6:30 PM en el Golden Gate Community Center

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Immokalee: Miercoles, 8 de mayo a las 6:00 PM en el RCMA  

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Fort Myers: Miercoles, 15 de Mayo at 5:30 PM en la East United Way House 

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FREE Community Assemblies in May Re: Immigration Reform

The Senate Immigration Reform Bill is here! But what does that mean for our community? What happens now? What can you do?

All these questions will be answered at our community assemblies being hosted in 3 different cities in the next two weeks!

These meetings are hosted by the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project and the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)

Para información en español vea acá

Naples: Monday, May 6th at 6:30 PM at the Golden Gate Community Center

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Immokalee: Wednesday, May 8th at 6:00 PM at the RCMA  Download Flyer

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Fort Myers: Wednesday, May 15th at 5:30 PM at the East United Way House Download Flyer

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