Tuesday, December 29, 2015
This Wednesday, immigrants and their supporters will march and rally against the President in response to news that the administration has planned raids against immigrant families, most of whom are women and children fleeing violence in Central America.
The mass deportation plan was publically exposed by the Washington Post the day before Christmas, a day celebrated by billions as the birthdate of a homeless refugee who would transform the world. In light of the news, advocates across the region are scrambling to prepare terrorized local communities. On Wednesday, activists will take to the streets to first target democrats on the cusp of squandering immigrant political gains, then move on to ICE which advocates fear will engage in civil rights violations as the raids occur, and close at the White House.
What: March and Press Conference
When: Wednesday, December 30, 2015
When: 12:30 pm at Lafayette Park, Pennsylvania and 16th Street NW, Washington DC, (march starts at 11am at the Democratic National Headquarters at 430 South Capitol Street Southeast, Washington DC)
Who: Participating – CASA, community members; Endorsed By – Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Arkansas United Community Coalition, Causa Oregon, CHIRLA, Church World Service, Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition, Maine People’s Action, One America, PICO, Promise Arizona.