Friday, June 29th, Action Together New Jersey is joining up with Lawyer Moms of America to protest this administration’s cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrant children.
Trump’s Executive order is just a bandaid, and it doesn’t help the more than 2,300 children already separated from their families. Across the nation, Lawyer Moms will be delivering letters to local Members of Congress, asking them to do the right thing. Please bring your voice and your protest shoes and join us! The protest is from 11-1, and there are many throughout the state to pick from.
For more up to date information, follow the event page on Facebook.
Can’t make Friday? On Saturday, June 30th there will be marches across the nation to rally for immigrant rights and protest this evil treatment of children.
Hosted by BlueWaveNJ, Make the Road New Jersey, Elizabeth Meyer, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, New Jersey Citizen Action, New Jersey Working Families Alliance, Wind of the Spirit, and Women for Progress, the Families Belong Together March – NJ will begin at 11 am at the City Hall in Newark. Come join us and make your voice heard! More up to date details at the March event page on Facebook.
It’s a lot to handle, we know! This administration has sunken to new levels this week and it’s easy to feel helpless. But not only are we, the people, speaking out, we’re not alone. We’ll leave you with this sternly worded statement from Cory Booker for inspiration to keep fighting. Now get some shoes and go marching!
Booker Statement on Trump Executive Order Continuing “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policy
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement:
“Incarcerating families and children fleeing violence and oppression is an unacceptable response to the family separation crisis created by President Trump and his administration. The lack of any plan to reunite children with their parents and undo the damage that has been done by President Trump’s family separation policy is profoundly concerning to me.
“President Trump should immediately reverse his abhorrent ‘zero-tolerance’ policy, which undermines America’s highest ideals and doesn’t make our country any safer.
“Taking parents and children seeking nothing more than a better life in the United States and warehousing them in facilities is devoid of humanity and diverts resources from addressing actual threats to our country’s security.”