It is what Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries has long taught us. This idea that we are all related and connected. It is what makes us human.
The last two weeks have been heart wrenching. An aching pain beyond words has kept us up at night. The anguish cries of children reminded a nation that this is a fight to save the soul of our country.
Because you spoke up, because you said that this too could be your child, because you donated, you forced the political system to backtrack and end family separations. Thank you.
But we are NOT done yet. We can rest when all children are reunited with their families. We can rest when families seeking asylum are free from jails. We can rest when we end the criminalization of immigrants, and instead welcome them with open arms as human beings who deserve the opportunity to be in this country. These are the core values our nation was founded on — a home country for the destitute and oppressed yearning to be free.
Tomorrow we take another step forward in claiming these truths. ALL men, women, and children are created equal – and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among them Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Our democracy yearns to be fully born. And, we must do our part to make that happen.
Join us Saturday, June 23th in San Francisco. We will lift our voices, strengthen our resolve, and build community unified by an ache for justice and a commitment to HOPE.
With enormous love and determination,
What: Rally – Families Belong Together. Click here for information.
Meeting Place: Philz Coffee, 5 Embarcadero Center (on Market and Embarcadero), San Francisco
When: Saturday, June 23 at 9:30 am (Rally starts at 10:00 am)
What to wear: Red tops, comfortable shoes
JOIN OUR RALLY THIS SATURDAY JUNE 23rd
Join us this Saturday, we are meeting at 9:30 am at the Philz Coffee on 5 Embarcadero Center (on Market and Embarcadero) in San Francisco. Click here for the Facebook event. You can also sign up for the national mass mobilization efforts on June 30th.
CALL YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES
Call your local representatives and express your outrage around this issue. Urge your Members of Congress to use Congress’ oversight authority to stop criminalizing and jailing families. Find your representatives here.