We all watched in shared, stunned horror as the Trump Administration unleashed its cruel, inhumane policy of child abuse -- separating children from their families -- on our southern border.
This Saturday, June 23:
Congressman Ted Lieu, L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin, and other local electeds and activist groups are hosting the Keep Families Together Rally and Toy Drive at the Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire.
More information about the rally here -- so far, still scheduled despite Wednesday's executive order.
BUS TO CALIFORNIA / MEXICO BORDER
A delegation will head to the detention centers on the California/Mexico border to deliver toys and essentials to children in the crosshairs of the Trump Administration's "Zero Tolerance" campaign
Saturday, June 23 | 1 PM
A chartered bus will depart the Federal Building for the US border detention center. The bus will NOT cross the border. Anticipate return between 11:30 PM and midnight
HOW: Seats are FREE but limited so please sign up here
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
A group of dozens of activists is working diligently to pull this together in the coming days. If you are interested in volunteering either this week leading up to the event or on the day of, please sign up here
Friday, June 22, 6 PM
A Rally to Save the Children
Leimert Park, 4343 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, June 30, 11 AM
Los Angeles Says #FamiliesBelongTogether
Downtown L.A., exact location TBA
More links for taking action:
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From the Families Belong Together website:
Families Belong Together opposes the cruel, inhumane and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico and at other ports of entry into the U.S. We protest the conditions in which these children are kept. We protest the irreversible trauma that has already been perpetrated on these children and their parents for the crime of seeking a better life.
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