On Saturday, June 30th, thousands of people across the US will join marches, rallies, and vigils to protest the administration’s cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. This third round of protests follows massive day of actions earlier this month, with an expected increase in the number of people demonstrating outrage about the current crisis of families being separated at the border and of children being put in detention.
Thousands of parents, grandparents, and neighbors are self-organizing local events in cities across the country through the website www.familiesbelong.org created by Families Belong Together, a group of concerned citizens who oppose the cruel, inhumane, and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with México and at other ports of entry into the U.S.
“Families belong together. This shouldn’t be up for debate. No one should accept babies being torn from their mothers’ arms or children being locked away from their parents.”
Jess Morales Rocketto
Organizers of Families Belong Together expressed the following: “As parents, it is unconscionable that the US government is actively tearing apart immigrant families. They are victims of violence, hunger, and poverty and our government’s actions re-violate them, causing untold damage. Children as young as 18 months are torn from their mothers’ arms by our own government. This is violent abuse and as concerned citizens and voters we state, unequivocally, that this is not in line with American values. We oppose the inhumane policies of the Trump Administration, Border Patrol, ICE, and other federal immigration agencies. We are disheartened by the lack of leadership in Congress whose job is to be a check on the federal government when it overreaches and abuses its power. We are calling for immediate reforms and an end to this barbarism.”
“The outrage and opposition will only keep growing if the Administration continues this cruelty of separating families,” says Jess Morales Rocketto, Political Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Chair of its immigration campaign We Belong Together. “Families belong together. This shouldn’t be up for debate. No one should accept babies being torn from their mothers’ arms or children being locked away from their parents. Congress has the power to stop this inhumane practice.”
COLORADO – June 30
Denver -10am at Civic Center Park (Colfax and Broadway)
Alamosa – 10:30am at Cole Park
Boulder – 10am, Thunderbird Lake at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community and also at 10am at the Unitarian Universalist Church.
Colorado Springs – 5pm at Colorado Springs City Hall
Durango – 8am at Buckley Park
Edwards – 11am at Edwards Rest Stop, Exit 163 between I-70 and Hwy 6, east side of Edwards Access Blvd.
Glenwood Springs – 9am, March will be from Sayre Park to Centennial Park at 828 Grand Ave.
Grand Junction – Noon at Mesa County Old Courthouse
Longmont – 1pm at Sixth and Main
Paonia – 11:30am at Town of Paonia
Pueblo – 5pm at the Pueblo County Courthouse (Old Courthouse)
Salida – 11am at the Centennial Park – Hwy 50 at Holman
Steamboat Springs – 4pm at the Routt County Courthouse Sidewalk
Telluride – 10:30am at the Wilkinson Public Library Terrace Patio
NEW MÉXICO – June 30
Alamogordo – 6:30pm at the Alameda Park Gazebo
Albuquerque – 9am at the Civic Plaza
Carlsbad – 9am at the Eddy County Courthouse Lawn, Canal Street
Gallup – 9am at the Gallup Amtrak Train station march starting at 9am from train station on Rt. 66 ending with rally at Downtown Courthouse Plaza.
Santa Fe — 6:30pm at the New Mexico State Capitol, The Roundhouse
Silver City – 10am at the NW Corner of Bullard and 6th Street
Socorro – 1pm at the Socorro Historic Plaza
Tierra Amarilla – Noon at the Historical Marker at north entrance to Tierra Amarilla
Truth or Consequences – 9am at Ralph Edwards Park
To find events in other states: https://act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together_attend1/search/#event-map.