Today, the Trump Administration missed its second deadline to reunite all the families that its “zero tolerance” policy has separated. Almost 1,000 children remain without their parents, and experts are saying that it may be years before they are all back together.
To highlight the continued crisis of family separation, advocates in Washington, D.C. today rallied under the #FamiliesBelongTogether banner, displaying signs that said “I AM A CHILD” — in homage to the “I AM A MAN” campaign from 1968. Protesters today marched to the Hart Senate building, where they sang, displayed pictures of their loved ones, and called for Congressional action. Further grassroots events are planned throughout the U.S. for this Saturday, July 28. Additional upcoming actions include a caravan of grannies headed to the border on July 31st, community cookouts on August 4th and 5th, and a labor-led rally in Philadelphia on August 15th
Participating organizations included We Belong Together, the Domestic Workers Alliance, United We Dream, MomsRising, ACLU, MoveOn, the Women’s Rights Commission, Define American, and others.
View photos and tweets from today’s event below: