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Close the Camps!
July 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody—or dying with parents as they cross the Rio Grande.
We’ve seen the images and heard the stories coming out of child detention centers. Horrifically, these conditions aren’t an accident. They are the byproduct of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration—from imprisoning children in inhumane conditions to threatening widespread raids to break up families to covering up reports of immigrants dying in U.S. custody and abuses by ICE and CBP agents.
It’s going to take all of us to close the camps.
This Tuesday, July 2, while members of Congress are home for the Fourth of July holiday, we will gather at their local offices in protest. Our demands:
- Close the Camps
- Not One Dollar for Family Detention? and Deportation
- Bear Witness and Reunite Families
Will you join a local Close the Camps protest near you this Tuesday, July 2? Find an event or start your own, and bring everyone you know. Can’t attend or host an event? Text CAMPS to 668366 to continue taking action to #CloseTheCamps.
Boston: JFK Federal Building, noon. Sign up
Haverhill: Main & Water Street, noon. Sign up
Lowell: Jack Kerouac Park, 75 Bridge St, noon. Sign up
Scituate: First Parish, 330 First Parish Rd, 12:30pm. Sign up
Worcester: Lincoln Square, noon. Sign up
Wellfleet: Town common, 11am, silent vigil. Sign up
Also: Never Again Para Nadie/ Jews Against ICE – Boston Holocaust Memorial, 4pm
Other areas: Organize your own event
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