U.S. Senator Blumenthal to Speak at Saturday Rally for ‘Families Belong Together’

Update: U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal speak at the “Keep families together” event on Saturday June 30 at 11:00am.

Residents of Greenwich will gather in front of Town Hall to stand united against the Trump administration’s policy of forcibly separating children from their parents and demand that separated families immediately be reunified.

The action’s demands are threefold:

• Reunite families now. Permanently end family separation and immediately reunify those that have been separated.

• End family detention. Children and families deserve due process, not indefinite imprisonment. Children do not belong in baby cages and internment-­like camps. Family incarceration is not the solution to family separation.

• End ‘Zero Tolerance.’ Reverse the Trump administration’s policy that created this crisis and chaos to begin with. Parents should not be criminally prosecuted for doing what all parents do, which is bring their children to safety. This horrible nightmare for families will only end when Trump permanently stops his 100% prosecution policy.

Participating organizations in the rapidly growing coalition involved in the day of action include:

270 Strategies
Action Together Massachusetts
Action Together Network
Advancement Project
American Federation of Teachers
Al Otro Lado
Alliance for Justice
Alliance for Youth Action
American Constitution Society
American Ethical Union
American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA)
Amnesty International USA
Anti-Defamation League
Arab American Institute
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) at the Urban Justice Center
Asylum Seeker Assistance Project
Bend the Arc
Beyond the Bomb
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
Center for Victims of Torture
Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.
Chicago Women Take Action
Children’s Defense Fund-Texas
Church World Service
Coalition on Human Needs
Congregational UCC Greensboro
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Constitutional Accountability Center
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Daily Kos
DC Immigration Hub
DC Teens Action
Dulles Justice Coalition
End Rape on Campus
Equal Voice Action
Every Voice
Families Belong Together
Families USA
Feminist Majority Foundation
Foreign Policy for America
Friends of the Earth
Global Fund for Children
Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network
Health Care Voter
Hispanic Federation
Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights First
Immigration Hub
Japanese American Citizens League
Jewish Voice for Peace
Latin America Working Group
Latino Victory Foundation
Lawyers for Good Government
Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
LGBTQ Task Force
Little Lobbyists
Moms Rising
Muslim Advocates
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
National Iranian American Council
National Justice for Our Neighbors
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Nurses United
National Organization of Concerned Black Men
National Partnership for Women & Families
National Women’s Law Center
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Education Association
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Network of Spiritual Progressives
NextGen America
One Billion Rising
Organizing for Action
Oxfam America
Pantsuit Nation
People For the American Way
People’s Action
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Positive Women’s Network-USA
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Priorities USA
Public Citizen
Race Forward
Rainforest Action Network
Really American
Resistance Labs
Sanctuary for Families
Sierra Club
Sister District Action Network
South Asian Americans Leading Together
Southern Poverty Law Center
Stand Up America
Tax March
The Leadership Conference
The Workmen’s Circle
Together We Will Contra Costa
Truman National Security Project
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ)
United State of Women
United We Dream
Voto Latino
Win Without War
Women’s March
Women’s Refugee Commission
Youth Caucus of America