Rep. Pramila Jayapal announced on Monday, June 18 on MSNBC that there would be a mass mobilization in response to the family separation by Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
The main protest will take place June 30 at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lafayette Square located outside of the White House. Currently, 11,000 Facebook users plan to attend the event.
However, if you are unable to make it to the D.C. march over 100 sister-protests have been announced. You can also host your own local event. For more information or to find a protest near you go to familiesbelongtogether.org
The protest is led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance and MoveOn. Hundreds of other organizations including the ACLU, LGBTQ Task Force, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and Sierra Club will also help organize the event.
Through the nationwide protests and petition, participants aim to continually push action from the Trump administration to stop the separation of immigrant families.
“The end game is Donald Trump. Reverse this policy. Stop the zero-tolerance. Reunite these kids with their parents and lets get asylum hearings for all of these folks,” said Jayapal.
Additionally, they hope to move forward with increased coordination among the agencies who have conducted these separations to reunite children with their parents.
Image via CAIR Coalition
Other Ways to Take Action
Furthermore, in accordance with the protest, Natalie Portman and the National Domestic Workers Alliance launched a petition reading:
“To be delivered to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate
Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together.”
Sign the petition here.
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