As Donald Trump takes office, immigrant women and families are on the front-lines bracing for what is to come. Ohio immigrants and allies will be attending the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches across Ohio this weekend, showing their resilience and love for this country. Some will be wearing butterfly wings, a symbol of migration. Read about the significance of this symbol here.
The people listed below, as well as many others, will be available for interview before, during, and after the march in Washington, DC. For an interview, please contact Nicky Vogt at email@example.com or 202-331-2389.
Follow Lynn Tramonte on Twitter (@tramontela) for live updates during the DC march.
OHIOANS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW:
Anabel Barron, Vice President, Lorain Ohio Immigrant Rights Association (LOIRA), DAPA eligible immigrant
Maria Cabrera, DAPA eligible immigrant from Cincinnati, founder of domestic violence support group Casa de Paz (several other members of Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center and Casa de Paz will also attend the march)
Jose Mendez, DACA recipient and Cleveland Director, DreamActivist Ohio
Deb Kline, Director, Cleveland Jobs With Justice
Lynn Tramonte, Director, Ohio’s Voice and Deputy Director, America’s Voice
Don Sherman, Volunteer, Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
For a primer on the state of play on immigration and how Trump’s potential actions could affect Ohio, see Mark Curnutte’s piece “What a Trump presidency means for immigration” in the Cincinnati Enquirer.