[act-ma] 6/30 Together & Free: Rally Against Family Separation

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Jun 26 04:39:05 PDT 2018


*/The Boston Mayday Committee invites you to attend
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*/Sat. June 30th
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*/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 
solution.

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


https://www.facebook.com/events/249291692492398/

2.4 K people going as of 6/26  AM


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