The executive order that Donald Trump signed last Wednesday is not a solution to the crisis created by his administration; it keeps kids imprisoned indefinitely, and doesn't reunite thousands of separated families. But it does show the administration is reacting to public pressure, so we will continue to increase our pressure for justice at hundreds of events on Saturday, June 30, to say that families belong together—and free. Let us stand together to protest the inhumane and un-American treatment of children and families at our borders.
- Mayor Linda M. Tyer, City of Pittsfield
- Rev. Joel Huntington, South Congregational Church, Pittsfield
- Donna Morelli, immigration attorney, Central West Justice Center
- Dr. Eli Newberger, retired pediatrician and child advocate
- Sopheap Nhim, childhood refugee
The lead partners of this national day of action are calling upon participants to WEAR WHITE—as a striking visual symbol that will also connect attendees in solidarity to each-other and channel historic social justice movements unified by one color of clothing. We believe if we can get a significant portion of the crowd to wear white, it will provide a compelling image for the media coverage and to capture the public's imagination.
Please bring water, sunscreen and a shade hat, it will be a sunny day!
Local co-sponsors include Four Freedoms Coalition, NAACP-Berkshire County Branch, Action Together Massachusetts, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Berkshire Immigrant Center, INDIVISIBLE PITTSFIELD, Multicultural BRIDGE and more. Please contact us if your organization would like to be a co-sponsor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 100 organizations are national co-sponsors. See list here: https://act.moveon.org/survey/families-belong-together-partners/?source=families