Starts TODAY – Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM
Ends: 6:00 PM
Location: Corner of Victoria and Telephone (Government Center – 800 S. Victoria)
RSVP on Facebook and click that “share” -> “invite friends button”– we need a BIG crowd! This is a part of Nationwide effort!
- Get out your posterboard and paint and colored pens!
- BRING YOUR AMERICAN FLAGS! What is happening in our name is un-American.
- Make yellow wristbands with the downloadable file below and pass them out today everywhere you go.
Meet at the corner of Telephone and Victoria TODAY from 4-6pm! Bring your signs, enthusiasm, and friends to stand up for children that have been ripped from their mother’s arms.
Note to commuters coming home to Ventura from Santa Barbara: Indivisible groups reach out and hold hands with each other. Indivisible Carpinteria invites you to join their protest on the way home if you’d otherwise miss ours. Information here.
If you’re not near either of us, check here for your closest location.
See you on the sidewalk!
(Thanks to the RCCUCC for this awesome description in both English and Spanish.)
(From Indivisible Ventura…If you haven’t made these calls yet, please do so. Thanks!)
Join us on this nationwide day of action to show our elected officials that we will not passively stand by while immigration officers tear children from the arms of their parents. The cruelty and abuse these children suffer cannot, and will not, be tolerated.
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.
To separate immigrant families, victims of violence, hunger and poverty, is to re-violate them. Children as young as 18 months are torn from their mother’s arms by the U.S. government. This is violent abuse. These families are victimized again by the government to which they turn for help. Families Belong Together opposes the inhumane policies of the Trump Administration, Border Patrol, and I.C.E. and calls for immediate reform.
Familias Unidas, No Divididas rechaza la separación cruel, inhumana e injustificada de niños de sus padres a lo largo de la frontera de los Estados Unidos con México y en otros puertos de entrada a los EE. UU. Protestamos por las condiciones en las que se mantienen a estos niños. Protestamos contra el trauma irreversible que ya se ha perpetrado contra estos niños y sus padres por el delito de buscar una vida mejor.
Separar a las familias inmigrantes, familias víctima de la violencia, el hambre y la pobreza es volver a violentarlas. El gobierno de los Estados Unidos separa a niños de tan solo 18 meses de los brazos de sus madres. Esto es abuso. Estas familias son nuevamente victimizadas por el gobierno al que acuden en busca de ayuda. Familias Unidas, No Divididas se opone a las políticas inhumanas de la administración de Donald Trump, Protección Fronteriza y I.C.E. y pide una reforma inmediata.
THE YELLOW WRISTBAND
In solidarity with these parents and children, who should never be forced to endure the trauma of family separation, we wear yellow wristbands on June 14th and stand up to say that #FamiliesBelongTogether.
At multiple Families Belong Together events, participants will take place in a raised-fist moment of silence.
– Please raise your fist if you have ever been separated from or lost a sibling
– Please raise your fist if you have ever been separated from a grandparent
– Please raise your fist if you have ever been separated from a friend, spouse or lover
– Please raise your fist if you have ever been separated from a parent
– Please raise your fist if you have ever been separated from a child
– Can all the children please raise your fist
– Can all the fathers please raise your fist
– Can all the mothers please raise your fist
– Everyone please raise your fists
We raise our fists in solidarity with the families that have been torn apart systematically by this administration. Make no mistake, this is a new policy whose sole aim is to terrorize these families and use their children as a way of deterring others from seeking refuge at our borders. This is unacceptable and it must stop now.
Download our printable wristbands and share your photos on social media with #FamiliesBelongTogether.
By participating in this event, you agree
(i) not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law,
(ii) to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities, and
(iii) that event organizers and sponsors will not be responsible for any injury or damage to your person or property resulting from or occurring in the course of your participating in the event, and you agree to release and forever hold harmless event organizers and sponsors, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from liability for any such injury or damage.