What are these events about?
- On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, MoveOn, United We Dream, American Friends Service Committee, and Families Belong Together will lead protests across the country in front of congressional offices to demand the closure of inhumane immigrant detention centers that subject children and families to horrific conditions.
- The protesters will call on members of Congress to close the camps, refuse to authorize any more funding for family detention and deportation, and visit detention camps to bear witness to the atrocities being committed.
- Tens of thousands of migrants are being held in horrific conditions, forcibly separated from their families, with no promise of reunification or future assistance.
- The conditions at these camps are the product of a cruel and intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities, criminalize immigration, and dismantle our asylum laws.
- From imprisoning children in inhumane detention centers, threatening widespread raids to break up families, and covering up reports of migrants dying in U.S. custody there is no end to the Trump Administration’s inhumane, cruel and morally bankrupt policies.
- On Tuesday, we will raise our voices together to demand the permanent end to family detention and separation, ensure all families are reunited, and close these camps.
What is the address for my event?
- Event venues are publicly visible.
- You will see the specific address for the event when you RSVP.
Are overseas events hosted by U.S. expatriates welcome on the map?
Unfortunately we are only able to support events in the US for the event map at this time due to compliance issues with new international data regulations. In the past, we had accepted events internationally but hidden them from the map (by marking them "private"), so people could still recruit to the event but people in the US (99% of the page traffic) wouldn't see events all over the world when they arrived at the homepage. Since the data regulations went into effect, we have changed that policy. We suggest creating a Facebook event and promoting that to folks in the area.
What if my event is full?
- That’s good and bad news! An event being marked as full probably means there are so many people signed up to attend that event that it’s blazed past the upper limit the host set for capacity. But that host may be about to increase the max capacity, so please check back—or start a new event!
Who is behind this?
- You can see the list of some of the organizations that have helped spread the word on the Partner page.