DACA and Leonessa


Leanne Harter Story County Outreach and Special Projects Manager, was on hand to give us news of the tree sale at McFarland Park sponsored by Alliant Energy's Operation ReLeaf at Easat Peterson Park, Thursday, October 19, 4:30 p.m.

Our main story was about DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. We have a couple of “Dreamers” to tell their stories. Rick Exner, local activist for immigrant rights, told us about Several events to inform people about proposed changes in the law.  These are:

  • Sunday,  Oct. 22, 12:20 – Ames Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1015 N Hyland Ave.  (Main dish provided at nominal charge. Please bring a side to share.  Please let us know how many of you are coming; rickexner2@gmail.com.)
  • Friday, Nov. 17 – UCC-Congregational Church.  Details TBA.  Speakers to include Jeanette Vizguerra, former sanctuary recipient from Denver. For details contact Anna Johnson annali.johnson@gmail.com.
  • AmesFriends Meeting – Details TBD
  • Ames Catholic churches – Details TBD

Jennifer Reese, founder of Leonessa LLC, a Green Business Incubator in Story City spoke with reporter Pat Schlarbaum about the concept and the buildings on Broad Street.


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Originally broadcast 10/11/2017
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