Join the Families Belong Together Rally Saturday to make your voice heard

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: June 29, 2018

Advocates calling for the reunification of families separated at the U.S. border will rally Saturday in communities throughout Colorado and the nation. We encourage you to join and demand that children are immediately reunified with their families and that this practice is stopped permanently.

More than 500 rallies have been organized around the country for this Saturday, June 30.AlamosaBoulderColorado SpringsDenverDurangoEdwardsGlenwood SpringsGrand JunctionLongmontMontrosePaoniaPuebloSalidaSteamboat SpringsTelluride, and Yuma. If your community is not listed here, you can organize your own rally. Click here to learn more about the events in Colorado this Saturday.

The Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy on immigration has been tearing families apart. Federal officials at the U.S./Mexico border have separated nearly 2,300 children from their families since this new policy was implemented in early May. On June 20, President Trump signed an Executive Order to keep families who cross U.S. borders without documentation together. For now, children will stay with their parents in detention. However, the Executive Order is only temporary and fails to address the reunification of the 2,300 children and their families who are currently in crisis. The Executive Order also keeps the zero tolerance policy in place, which means any adult caught crossing the border will be prosecuted with a misdemeanor and families will now be held together in federal custody pending the trial.

Beza Taddess

About Beza Taddess

Beza Taddess is the Communications and Policy Fellow for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Beza supports the organization’s communications and outreach efforts and is here at the Children’s Campaign as part of the Public Interest Fellowship Program. She graduated from Colorado College in May of 2015 with a degree in sociology.