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Columbus Faith Leaders Marched in Solidarity for Edith Espinal, Cried Out to #LetEdithStay On One-Year Anniversary of Sanctuary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 4, 2018

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Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

Dan Clark, dclark@faithinpubliclife.org, (614)648-3663

Mackenzie Harris, mharris@faithinpubliclife.org, (610) 283-8879

Columbus Faith Leaders Marched in Solidarity for Edith Espinal, Cried Out to #LetEdithStay On One-Year Anniversary of Sanctuary

Columbus, OH —  On Thursday, October 4th, faith leaders marched with Edith Espinal as part of a series of community events organized to mark the one-year anniversary of her entry into sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite Church to avoid deportation. Edith, a Columbus mother of three, has remained at the church ever since.

Edith is one of five people in sanctuary in Ohio right now. She was the first official member of the Central Ohio Worker Center and has been involved in worker and immigrant rights organizing since 2014.

To view the livestream event, click here. To view photos, click here.

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