Huge Turnout Expected for Saturday’s Families Belong Together Protests Across the Country

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June 29, 2018

Hundreds of Thousands Expected to Rally at Over 750 Events Planned By Local
Organizers In All 50 States, Tens of Thousands Expected to Rally in DC

Event Speakers to Include Children and Families,

Faith-Based Leaders and Artists Including John Legend,

America Ferrera, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Attendees Encouraged to Wear White for Unity

Washington,
DC
—Since the “Families Belong Together” coalition first announced the June 30 national
day of action to protest Trump’s inhumane immigration policy and to demand the end of family separation and detention, the call to action has seen an immense response nationwide from Americans of all backgrounds.   

Hundreds of thousands
of people have signed up to attend a large rally and march in Washington D.C. on Saturday and over 750 events across all 50 states. Event stages will feature the voices and stories of children and families as well as human rights activists, faith-based leaders,
and artists from film, television, music, and theater, including headliners such as John Legend, America Ferrera, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and 12-year old Leah.

The massive outpouring
of support for reunifying separated immigrant families, stopping family detention and putting a permanent end to the Trump administration policies that caused this humanitarian crisis has spread across social media as well with celebrities, well-known activists,
and political leaders using their voices and platforms to urge people to turn out this weekend.

The momentum has only
accelerated since the State Department on Thursday came out with its annual report on human trafficking, prepared long before Trump’s policies separated over 2,500 immigrant children from their parents in a matter of weeks, which categorically condemned institutionalizing
children, even in government facilities, for causing long term harmful effects.

Event organizers are
encouraging attendees to wear white to show unity and to continue to share their support of #FamiliesBelongTogether both on the June 30 national day of action and beyond.

MORE
THAN 750 NATIONAL ACTIONS:

TO
FIND ANY OF THE OVER 750 EVENTS BEING ORGANIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, OR SIGN UP TO HOST A NEW JUNE 30 EVENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY HERE:

WASHINGTON,
D.C. ANCHOR EVENT:

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

A map and detailed information
about the D.C. rally and march can be found here: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/dc/

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
Guerrero
-
actor-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
Tateishi
-
author, 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

Information
for broadcast
media in D.C
.
:
Owing to security protocols imposed by the National Park Service and the United States Secret Service, there is limited space on the press riser. Media outlets interested in riser space must RSVP
here
by noon Friday, and only those who receive confirmation and credentials from organizers will be allowed to access the riser.

Information
for print media in DC
:
Journalists interested in covering the D.C. event are encouraged to RSVP  here,
and will be required to pick up press credentials at the media tent in Farragut Square, K St. NW & Connecticut Ave., NW.

Information
for all media in DC:
No equipment or bags of any kind will be allowed on the ground or under the press riser.
No tripods will be allowed in Lafayette Square unless on the press riser.

All equipment not being
carried must must be on the riser owing to space limitations.

Information
for media in Los Angeles:

To request media credentials to cover Families Belong Together - Freedom for Immigrants March LA, please click
here.
Press Contact: FamiliesBelongTogetherLA@sunshinesachs.com

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