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ICYMI: Dreamers, The LIBRE Initiative, Stand Together, & Coalition Partners Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell

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(Arlington, VA) – Yesterday The LIBRE Initiative partnered with Microsoft and a broad range of partners to bring Dreamers and TPS immigrants to New York to ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell and celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month. Below are highlights from media coverage of this event.


The Hill: Dreamers, immigrants ring Nasdaq opening bell


“A group of immigrants that included Dreamers and temporary protected status (TPS) beneficiaries rang the opening bell for the Nasdaq stock exchange on Wednesday, one day after the House passed a bill that would grant them permanent residency.


The immigrants are in New York for a set of meetings with business and community leaders put together by the Libre Initiative and Stand Together, part of mega-donor Charles Koch’s political network, and business partners including Microsoft, the largest company traded on Nasdaq by market capitalization.

The group was chosen to ring the opening bell to kick off immigrant heritage month.”


Florida Politics: Dreamers to ring NASDAQ opening bell Wednesday


“We are gratified to have the opportunity to work with so many enthusiastic partners to celebrate the many contributions from immigrants towards America’s success,” Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, and Jorge Lima, Senior Vice President of Immigration for Stand Together, said in a joint statement…


“Earlier this year we joined with willing partners to bring Dreamers to Washington to call for reform of our broken system,” Garza and Lima said.


“Now we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring them to New York City — one of the focal points of our economy as well as an illustration of the incredible cultural dynamism that is America — to ask their help and support in pushing for change.”


EFE: Inmigrantes tocan la campana de apertura en el Nasdaq de Nueva York


“El acto, respaldado por Microsoft, sirvió además para celebrar el inicio del “Mes de la Herencia Inmigrante”, que se conmemora durante junio en Estados Unidos.


“Impulsar la diversidad y la inclusión en el lugar de trabajo y en el mercado es importante tanto para Microsoft como para Nasdaq”, señaló David Wicks, vicepresidente del mercado de valores en el que cotizan las principales tecnológicas.


En la campanada de apertura estuvieron representantes de varias organizaciones como The Libre Initiative y Stand Together…”


For interviews with a representative from The LIBRE Initiative, please contact Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4433