Boston Against Family Separation

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Help us to stand up against the separation of immigrant families!

From the border to Boston and all over the country, families are being torn apart by a government that criminalizes, detains, and deports them. Recently, the Trump administration escalated its racist attacks on immigrants by separating children from their parents at the border and putting them in cages. After public outcry, their “solution” was to keep families together... in detention centers. Jailing families is not a solution.

We know that families belong together and free, but this administration isn’t stopping there. Trump is also keeping people from majority Muslim countries from being reunited with their families in the United States. He is still fighting to keep the Muslim Ban in place. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the ban this week, and we need to let them know they have to overturn it once and for all.

This goes beyond Trump. Deportation is part of a system that targets and profits off of immigrants and people of color.  Now is the time to be clear: this is about putting an end to criminalization, detention, and deportations in our communities. NO ONE should be kept from the place they choose to call home and the people they choose to call family.  

Here in Massachusetts, we’re calling on elected officials to protect community members by passing basic protections included in our state budget: YES to due process for detained immigrants, NO to local police acting as ICE agents and asking about immigration status.

Your contributions will go toward building up the movement for immigrant's rights in Massachusetts. Our immigrant brothers and sisters are a vital part of our community, and it's only through mobilizing and organizing that they can win the fight the dignity and respect they deserve.

Please donate today and join us on the 30th!

Get more info and RSVP here:  http://bit.ly/togetherandfree
 
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Dear friend,

Thank you for donating to the movement for Boston’s Together and Free: Rally against Family Separation on June 30th. We're ending this GoFundMe but you can stay involved by joining our Immigrant Rights Street team to protect immigrant workers from exploitation and retaliation: http://bit.ly/JWJIRStreetTeam! and you can continue to donate monthly as a Mass JWJ sustainer or give a one time donation: http://bit.ly/givejustice!

It was a beautiful and momentous day with thousands of us in the streets marching against the criminalization of our immigrant neighbors and the separation, detention, and deportation of families at the border and right here in Massachusetts (Check out our Livestream https://www.facebook.com/massjwj/videos/10155748789042239/?hc_ref=ARQcy1cSSrUIv_28aX_fK6zIrfiwLRQ2n04_R5c7fORBbMyJgeEm8MyUoPR84PFGXck and Photo Album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155757910622239.1073741924.344372362238&type=1&l=f5d5d2cfb3).

The movement is us -- people power in the streets. It’s art made by you and me and music to nourish our spirits as we continue fighting for #Not1MoreDeportation. It’s also Wee the People leading a kid-powered workshop with immigration story time and tee-shirt making for the rally. It's the Collective of Anti-Racist Artists of Boston (CARAB) activists painting “No wall, No ban, No cages” banners and elders making “Abolish ICE” buttons. And it's Veterans for Peace and all of our volunteer marshals, peacekeepers, and chant leaders who kept us safe and coordinated and volunteer medical professionals with HLISN (Health and Law Immigrant Solidarity Network) who kept us healthy. It’s all of us planning and showing up for a mass mobilization and organizing our mass movement for immigrant rights. This is what the movement looks like-- justice, community, and love in practice. I hope you continue to join us!

It’s important to show up for the families that are still being separated and detained indefinitely while the government has missed its own deadline to reunite them. And here in Massachusetts, immigrant workers need our solidarity as they are facing increased ICE enforcement, detention and deportation.

We hope to keep building a strong movement and coalition for justice. Our rally was a success thanks to our Massachusetts Jobs with Justice coalition members, staff, interns, and volunteers throwing down to plan a safe, accessible and powerful action in seven days. Thank you to all the volunteers who dropped off snacks and first aid materials and to the Massachusetts Nurses Association for donating water. Special thanks to Boston School Bus Drivers Union: USW Local 8751 for donating their truck and sound system

Finally, a big thank you to the Massachusetts Teachers Association, The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, UU Mass Action, and the SEIU State Council for your organizational contributions and to all the individuals who were called to donate to our movement for immigrant justice. You can still donate here until July 30th.

We’re stronger together, and we are unstoppable- another world is possible.

See you in the streets,

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
June 30 Boston “Together and Free: Rally against Family Separation” Co-Sponsors: ACLU Massachusetts, Action Together Mass, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), AFT Massachusetts (American Federation of Teachers), ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), Anti Racism Collaborative, Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), Boston Chapter of Black & Pink, Boston May Day Coalition, Boston Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Boston Feminists for Liberation, Boston Interpreters Collective, Boston Teachers Union (BTU), Boston Workmen’s Circle, Brazilian Women's Group, Brazilian Worker Center, Brockton Workers Alliance, Cambridge Area Stronger Together, Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project, CAIR Massachusetts, Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea Uniting Against the War, Chinese Progressive Association, CISPES (Committee in Solidarity withthe People of El Salvador), Citizens for Public Schools, Community Labor United, Dominican Development Center, ECCO, EBECC, End Family Separation (New England Chapter), Families for Justice as Healing, FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere), Jane Doe Inc., the MA Coalition against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Grassroots International, Health and Law Immigrant Solidarity Network, HRC New England, IfNotNow Boston, Indivisible Massachusetts, Institute for Justice and Democracy, Irish International Immigrant Center International Socialist Organization, New England Jewish Labor Committee, Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Jewish Voice for Peace, Justice4siham, La Comunidad, LULAC Northeast, Lynn Worker Center March for our Lives, March Forward Massachusetts, MCAN (Massachusetts Communities in Action), Mass COSH, Mass Peace Action, Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), Massachusetts TPS Committee, MataHari Women's Worker Center, MIRA Coalition, Muslim Justice League, NARAL Pro Choice Massachusetts, New Bedford Worker Center/ centro comunitario de trabajadores, Our Revolution- Massachusetts, Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley Worker Center, Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts, Queer South Asian Collective, Revere Youth in Action (RIYA), ROC (Restaurant Opportunities Center) Boston, Saint Francis of Assissi, Science for People, SEIU 32BJ, SEIU 509, SEIU 1199, SEIU State Council, SEIU Community Action, Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), SURJ (Standing up for Racial Justice), The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, United American Indians of New England, Unite Here Local 26, UU Mass Action, United for Fair Economy, UAW Local 2320, NOLSW (National Organization of Legal Services Workers), USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers, Young Democrats of Massachusetts, Youth Action March, Waltham Concerned Citizens, Waltham Immigrant Solidarity Committee, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, Workers World Party-Boston, 350 Mass For A Better Future
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