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Washington, DC, June 28, 2018 — Event organizers today announced that momentum and energy is continuing to grow for a massive national day of action this Saturday June 30th, anchored by a massive protest in Washington, D.C. against family separation and other Trump administration immigration policies. Organizers also released a preliminary list of speakers for Saturday’s protests in D.C. and other major cities across the country. Attendees are encouraged to wear white to the events to show unity.

Event stages across the country will feature the voices of children, families, faith-based leaders, human rights advocates and others who are being joined by a mix of artists from music, television and theater. They and attendees are united in calling on the Trump administration to immediately reunify families that have been separated, to put a permanent end to family separation and detention and end to the inhumane policies that caused this crisis in the first place.

In addition to the artists speaking at Saturday’s events, many more have been posting to their social media feeds in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether and the national day of action and sharing their plans to join the protests and marches in cities across the country.

The anchor event is in Washington, D.C. across from the White House on Saturday June 30th, at 11 am.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 30, 11 am ET

WHERE: Lafayette Square, Washington, DC

WHAT: The anchor rally for the national Families Belong Together day of action, which will bring protesters to Lafayette Square, just across from the White House, to demand that Trump and his administration reunite and stop detaining families.

Washington, D.C. Speakers List (in formation): 

Dr. Amy Cohen, California-based child psychiatrist specializing in trauma, worked formerly at Alameda County juvenile hall, left to work with immigrant families in McAllen, Texas home to the largest immigration processing center in the U.S.

Jordon Dyrdahl-Roberts, writer, former Montana Department of Labor and Industry employee

Rev. Traci Blackmon, Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO.

Lin-Manuel Miranda – composer, lyricist, playwright, and actor. Creator of Broadway Musicals In the Heights and Hamilton

Diane Guerreroactor-activist and author known for her roles in Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin and author of memoir “My Family Divided”

Aliza Erber, Holocaust survivor, one of the “Hidden Children” who was separated from her mother at eight months old and lived in hiding for over a year

John Tateishiauthor, former Executive Director of the Japanese American Citizens League, leader in launching redress campaign for internment of Japanese Americans, imprisoned in a California internment camp as a child  

MORE INFO:  www.familiesbelongtogether.org

TO FIND ANY OF THE OVER 757 EVENTS BEING ORGANIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, OR SIGN UP TO HOST A NEW JUNE 30 EVENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY HERE:
FamiliesBelongTogether.org
Participating organizations in the rapidly growing coalition involved in this event include:

#VOTEPROCHOICE

270 Strategies

350.org

ACLU

Action Together Massachusetts

Action Together Network

Advancement Project

American Federation of Teachers

America’s Voice

Al Otro Lado

Alliance for Justice

Alliance for Youth Action

American Constitution Society

American Ethical Union

American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA)

Amnesty International USA

Anti-Defamation League

Arab American Institute

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

ASISTA

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) at the Urban Justice Center

Asylum Seeker Assistance Project

Avaaz

Bend the Arc

Beyond the Bomb

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

Center for Victims of Torture

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

Chicago Women Take Action

Children’s Defense Fund-Texas

Church World Service

Coalition on Human Needs

Congregational UCC Greensboro

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Constitutional Accountability Center

Council on American-Islamic Relations

CREDO

Daily Kos

DC Immigration Hub

DC Teens Action

Dulles Justice Coalition

End Rape on Campus

Equal Voice Action

Every Voice

Families Belong Together

Families USA

Feminist Majority Foundation

FIRM

Foreign Policy for America

Friends of the Earth

Gamaliel

Global Fund for Children

GreenLatinos

Greenpeace

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network

Health Care Voter

Hispanic Federation

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights First

IfNotNow

Immigration Hub

Indivisible

Japanese American Citizens League

Jewish Voice for Peace

JStreet

JWI

Latin America Working Group

Latino Victory Foundation

Lawyers for Good Government

Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights

Leadership Conference of Women Religious

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

LGBTQ Task Force

Little Lobbyists

MarchOn

Moms Rising

MoveOn

Muslim Advocates

NARAL

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

National Iranian American Council

National Justice for Our Neighbors

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Nurses United

National Organization of Concerned Black Men

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Women’s Law Center

NCJW

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Education Association

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Network of Spiritual Progressives

NextGen America

One Billion Rising

Organizing for Action

Oxfam America

Pantsuit Nation

ParentsTogether

People For the American Way

People’s Action

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Positive Women’s Network-USA

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Presente.org

Priorities USA

Public Citizen

Race Forward

Rainforest Action Network

Really American

Resistance Labs

SALDEF

Sanctuary for Families

SEIU

SIECUS

Sierra Club

Sister District Action Network

Sojourners

South Asian Americans Leading Together

Southern Poverty Law Center

Stand Up America

SumOfUs

Tax March

The Leadership Conference

The Workmen’s Circle

Together We Will Contra Costa

Truman National Security Project

UltraViolet

UnidosUS

Unitarian Universalist Association

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ)

United State of Women

United We Dream

VDay.org

Voto Latino

Win Without War

Women’s March

Women’s March Foundation Los Angeles

Women’s Refugee Commission

Youth Caucus of America

YWCA USA

www.familiesbelongtogether.org

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