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Join us on for a march & rally on June 30th at 11 am as part of
a National Day of Action to stand against family separation.
- Kick off rally at Boston City Hall at 11 am and marching to Boston Common at 11:30 am
- Rally will start on the Common on the corner of Beacon and Charles St at 12:30 pm
-Sign up here: http://bit.ly/togetherandfree
(You can meet at Boston Common at 12:15 pm if you will not be marching and wait for the marchers to join you. There will be a capoeira band performing from 12:15-12:45 pm.)
There will be a speaking program where we will hear from those impacted and on the ground at Boston City Hall and at Boston Common.
Here are accessibility FAQ’s in English and Spanish: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C0ioaAsmKy2J3Yax0ujpb2XBOjvfPufpv4e-K64nG8E/edit?usp=sharing
And here’s a list of What to bring and not to bring in English and Spanish: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1keQ6-HnlTML8dfRT42F4WJbZzs4zmTEHWDkwfRU7Nn0/edit?usp=sharing
Our coalition at Massachusetts Jobs with Justice have stopped deportations, fought for immigrant workers' rights, and organized to keep families together and free here in Massachusetts. We're excited for this Saturday's march & rally -- and we know this is one action in one political moment. If everyone donates $5 (or more!), we will meet our fundraising goal! Help us continue to build a movement!
Co-Sponsors: ACLU Massachusetts, Action Together Mass, 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 Chapter of Black & Pink, Boston May Day Coalition, Boston Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Boston Feminists for Liberation, Boston Interpreters Collective, Boston Teachers Union (BTU), Boston Workmen’s Circle, Brazilian Women's Group, Brazilian Worker Center, Brockton Workers Alliance, Cambridge Area Stronger Together, Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project, CAIR Massachusetts, Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea Uniting Against the War, Chinese Progressive Association, CISPES (Committee in Solidarity withthe People of El Salvador), Citizens for Public Schools, Community Labor United, Dominican Development Center, ECCO, EBECC, End Family Separation (New England Chapter), Families for Justice as Healing, FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere), Jane Doe Inc., the MA Coalition against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Grassroots International, Health and Law Immigrant Solidarity Network, HRC New England, IfNotNow Boston, Indivisible Massachusetts, Institute for Justice and Democracy, Irish International Immigrant Center International Socialist Organization, New England Jewish Labor Committee, Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Jewish Voice for Peace, Justice4siham, La Comunidad, LULAC Northeast, Lynn Worker Center March for our Lives, March Forward Massachusetts, MCAN (Massachusetts Communities in Action), Mass COSH, Mass Peace Action, Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), Massachusetts TPS Committee, 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, Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley Worker Center, Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts, Queer South Asian Collective, Revere Youth in Action (RIYA), ROC (Restaurant Opportunities Center) Boston, Saint Francis of Assissi, Science for People, SEIU 32BJ, SEIU 509, SEIU 1199, SEIU State Council, SEIU Community Action, Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), SURJ (Standing up for Racial Justice), The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, United American Indians of New England, Unite Here Local 26, UU Mass Action, United for Fair Economy, UAW Local 2320, NOLSW (National Organization of Legal Services Workers), USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers, Young Democrats of Massachusetts, Youth Action March, Waltham Concerned Citizens, Waltham Immigrant Solidarity Committee, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, Workers World Party-Boston, 350 Mass For A Better Future
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.