Protest Is Part of the National ‘Families Belong Together’ Day of Action With More Than 650 Events Nationwide
CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)—June 28, 2018
Contact: Marj Halperin
On Saturday, June 30th, thousands of Chicago-area residents will rally at Daley Plaza, 60 West Washington, beginning at 11 a.m. This rally is part of the Families Belong Together national day of action to protest Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies at the border, here in our community, and across the country. This includes forcibly separating children from their parents, the detention of families and individuals, “zero tolerance” policies, and the broader anti-immigrant policies that dehumanize and terrorize those who come to our country seeking asylum and refuge.
If you don’t live in the Chicagoland area, you can find a local event here.
CHICAGO FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/595067234206454/
Chicago speakers to include individuals impacted by policies, advocates working to support immigrants, faith-based leaders, medical experts testifying about the damage caused by these policies, and policy advocates recommending policy changes to restore the core American values that welcome immigrants and honor their contributions to our country.
CHICAGO ORGANIZING COMMITTEE INCLUDES: Alianza Americas; Amnesty International; Dream Action Coalition; Gather Activism; Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR); Indivisible (Chicago, Illinois and Oak Park); Latino Policy Forum; National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC); MoveOn; Our Revolution Illinois; PASO–West Suburban Action Project; SEIU Healthcare; Women’s March-Chicago; Women’s March-Illinois.
CHICAGO ORGANIZATIONAL COSPONSORS INCLUDE: ACLU of Illinois; AFGE Local 704; AFL – CIO; American Friends Service Committee; American Jewish World Service; American Muslims for Palestine; Anti-Defamation League; Arab American Action Network; Arab American Family Services; Archdiocese of Chicago; Arise Chicago; Avodah; Beth Emet The Free Synagogue; CAIR-Chicago; Cause the Effect; Chicago Catholic Church; Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform; Chicago Compass Counseling; Chicago Dia de los Ninos; Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America; Chicago Votes; Chicago Women Take Action; Citizen Action – IL; Chicago Teachers Union; Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine; Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago; Democratic Party of Oak Park; Erie Neighborhood House; Family First Domestic & Family Counseling Clinic; Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project; Foster Care Alumni Association – Illinois Chapter; GirlForward; GoodKids MADCity; Howard Brown Health Center; Illinois Action for Children; Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP); Illinois Collaboration on Youth; International Socialist Organization; Irish Community Support; Japanese American Citizens League – Chicago; Japanese American Service Committee; Jewish Council on Urban Affairs; Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation; Jewish Voices for Peace – Chicago; Lake County Immigrant Advocacy; Latinos Progresando; Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services; Logan Square Neighborhood Association; March for Our Lives; Mosque Foundation-Bridgeview; Mujeres Latinas en Accion; Muslim American Society; National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – IL Chapter; National Nurses United; North American Dominican Promoters for Justice and Peace (US & Canada); North/Northwest Suburban National Organization of Women; Ojala Foundation; Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative; Pilsen Alliance; Planned Parenthood Action; Portage Park for Action, Respect and Community; Protection for All; Radio Islam; Refuse Fascism Chicago; Religious Action Center-Illinois; SEIU Illinois Council; SEIU Local 1; SEIU Local 73; Sierra Club Illinois; St. Sabina; Suburban Unity Alliance; Syrian Community Network; Tenth Congressional District Democrats; The Council Of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago; The Kedzie Center; Tzedek Chicago; US Palestinian Community Network; Women Employed. For a complete list of partner organizations: https://www.facebook.com/events/595067234206454/?active_tab=about
Let’s send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together.