Dream Act Galvanizing

Discussing the Dream Act heading into the lame duck congressional session.

There was a meeting for the Dream Act and supporters Sunday evening at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Overland Park. I photographed a couple Dream Act rallies on the Plaza this past summer and have kept in touch with a few of the activists via Facebook. The Dream Act is legislation to provide a path to documented citizenship for children brought to this country under the age of fifteen, and who commit to two years of college work or enlist in the military.

Right now with the lame duck congressional session, Senator Harry Reid in Nevada has defeated his opponent Sharron Angle, and has also made prior statements supporting the Dream Act legislation.

The Dream Act was drafted because there is now a whole demographic in America that is culturally American but legally not. In my own opinion passing the Dream Act would be a positive, pragmatic step in immigration reform, and they always say how pragmatism was an American invention. Problem is though everything seems based on demagoguery these days, so we’ll see.

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Elmwood Cemetery Sunset Scene

Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City shortly before sunset.

Another from Elmwood Cemetery taken a week ago right around sunset with the fall foliage. Some of the streetscape of Truman Road is visible beyond the cemetery fence.

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Kauffman Center Skeletal

From the Grand Lobby in the Kauffman Center under construction, looking south.

One of my shots from the Kauffman Center’s Grand Lobby, seen from the top level outside of the under-construction Muriel Kauffman Theatre. This is the skeletal frame at the south of the building coming together to show a pattern here for me while inside for construction progress photos about three weeks ago.

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Downtown Skywalk Pt. 4

Skywalk at 12th and Wyandotte

Ending my set of pics I took Saturday night from the downtown skywalk. Getting situated to show angles and lines in this kind of way is one of the most fun things in photography for me. The US Bank building is through the windows at the left, with the south exterior glass of the skywalk visible from where I was standing in an “outcrop” of the structure, with Wyandotte Street and the Muehlebach Hotel viewable on the right.

– Downtown Kansas City, MO, at about 12 am Saturday night/Sunday morning.

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Downtown Skywalk Pt. 3

In a skywalk looking east down 12th Street.

Part three of four of my set of shots from Saturday night, with a view out the skywalk at 12th and Wyandotte. The US Bank Building is on the left, with a terminal view looking east along 12th Street.

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