In support of the immigrant families being detained at the U.S. border, there will be nationwide rallies this coming Saturday, June 30, including one in Mountain View. The Action Council has approved a request for the UUCPA banner to be carried at this rally. If you have any concerns about our banner being used at this event, please email the Action Council at ActionCouncil@uucpa.org no later than Thursday, June 28. Information about the event is included below.
Kristi Iverson, Action Council Chair
Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
7:00 PM – Protest at El Camino and Castro (bring your signs!)
7:45 PM – March to Mountain View Civic Center
8:00 PM – Candlelight Rally for Immigrant Families at Civic Center Plaza (bring electric candles or wax candles in containers)
Sponsored by Together We Will, Mountain View Voices for Peace and Justice, Day Worker Center of Mountain View, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.
From Families Belong Together:
Demand an End to Cruel and Unjustified Treatment of Immigrant Children and their Families
Together We Will Palo Alto Mountain View, along with our partners Mountain View Voices for Peace and Justice, Peninsula Peace and Justice, The Day Worker Center, and SIREN are hosting a rally and vigil to show humanity to and demand justice for immigrant families. This is part of an international day of action, where hundreds of events are being held worldwide.
Speakers include Mountain View mayor Lenny Siegel, community organizer Job Lopez, CAT representative Paula Perez, Congregation Beth Am Rabbi Sarah Weissman, the Resistance Chorus and the Raging Grannies.
Statement from Mountain View Mayor Lenny Siegel:
On Tuesday, as Mayor of Mountain View, I announced that I had signed a proclamation declaring June to be Immigrant Heritage Month in Mountain View. I expressed outrage at the Trump administration’s separation of families at the Mexican borders. And I said I wished that there was something more that I could do.
Speaking for myself, there is more we can do. One worthwhile action is to join people across the U.S next Saturday in protesting the kidnapping of children by our government and the imprisonment of people seeking refuge in the United States.
This is a defining moment for our country – perhaps our “1933.” It’s time to re-arrange our schedules to make it clear that Trump and Sessions have gone way too far. It’s time to urge friends, family members, co-workers, and strangers to join us. These are not normal times. But we have the tools to communicate, organize, and make ourselves heard.