MEDIA ADVISORY: Thousands of Women Demand Congress End Family Separations
Women’s March to Mobilize Thousands of Women in Civil Disobedience to End to Family Separation
Washington, DC -- On Thursday, June 28th, more than 1,000 women will converge on DC to demand Congress end the policies that criminalize immigrants, separate families, and incarcerate children in prison camps.
Who: More than 1,000 women horrified by Trump’s family separation program, including members of the Women’s March, Center for Popular Democracy, MPower Change, and CASA.
When: Thursday, June 28th, 10:00 a.m. ET
Where: Women will meet at the Department of Justice, and then march to Congress to risk mass-arrest.
In the wake of photos and videos showing more than 2,000 children separated from their parents and placed in child prison camps, Women’s March has responded to Mijente’s call for direct action by asking women to come to Washington DC and put their bodies on the line to stop the separation of families, the imprisonment of children, and the criminalization of undocumented immigrants. The groups are calling to #EndFamilySeparation.
More specific details on the action will be released in the coming days. For interviews, please contact Jacqueline Lara, 240-305-2133; Inarú Meléndez, 413- 331-9530. For more information, visit www.endfamilyseparation.us