[act-ma] 6/30 Together & Free: Rally Against Family Separation
cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Jun 26 04:39:05 PDT 2018
*/The Boston Mayday Committee invites you to attend
*/Sat. June 30th
*/Meeting at Boston City Hall at 11 a.m. and marching to Boston Common/*
*/- Rally will start on the Common at 12:30 p.m./*
From the border to Boston and all over the country, families are being
torn apart by a government that criminalizes, detains, and deports them.
Recently, the Trump administration escalated its racist attacks on
immigrants by separating children from their parents at the border and
putting them in cages. After public outcry, their “solution” was to keep
families together... in detention centers. Jailing families is not a
We know that families belong together and free, but this administration
isn’t stopping there. Trump is also keeping people from majority Muslim
countries from being reunited with their families in the United States.
He is still fighting to keep the Muslim Ban in place. The Supreme Court
is expected to rule on the ban this week, and we need to let them know
they have to overturn it once and for all.
This goes beyond Trump. Deportation is part of a system that targets and
profits off of immigrants and people of color. Now is the time to be
clear: this is about putting an end to criminalization, detention, and
deportations in our communities. NO ONE should be kept from the place
they choose to call home and the people they choose to call family.
Here in Massachusetts, we’re calling on elected officials to protect
community members by passing basic protections included in our state
budget: YES to due process for detained immigrants, NO to local police
acting as ICE agents and asking about immigration status.
Join us on June 30th to stand against family separation.
Let us know if your group or organization would like to co-sponsor and
support on this action!
Hosted by March Forward Massachusetts
<https://www.facebook.com/MarchForwardMA/> and Cosponsors include: ACLU
Massachusetts, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), AFT
Massachusetts (American Federation of Teachers), ANSWER (Act Now to Stop
War and End Racism), Anti Racism Collaborative, Asian American Resource
Workshop (AARW), Boston Interpreters Collective, Boston Mayday
Committee, Boston Teachers Union (BTU), Boston Workmen’s Circle,
Brazilian Women's Group, Brazilian Worker Center, Cambridge Area
Stronger Together, Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea Uniting Against the
War, EBECC, Grassroots International, Indivisible Massachusetts,
International Socialist Organization (ISO), Justice4siham, La Comunidad,
March for our Lives, March Forward Massachusetts, Mass Peace Action,
Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice, Massachusetts Jobs with
Justice, Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), Massachusetts Teachers
Association (MTA), Massachusetts TPS Coalition, MataHari Women's Worker
Center, MIRA Coalition, Muslim Justice League, NARAL Pro Choice
Massachusetts, New Bedford Worker Center/ centro comunitario de
trabajadores, Our Revolution- Massachusetts, PHENOM (Public Higher
Education Network of Massachusetts), Phillips Brooks House Association
(PBHA), Pioneer Valley Worker Center, Queer South Asian Collective,
Revere Youth in Action (RIYA), SEIU 32BJ, Student Immigrant Movement
(SIM), Unite Here Local 26, UU Mass Action, Watertown Citizens for
Peace, Justice and the Environment,
Young Democrats of Boston
2.4 K people going as of 6/26 AM
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