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DC Area Clergy Hold White House Rally to Save TPS ​​

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 16, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT

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

Sara Benitez, sbenitez@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)280-9284

DC-Area Clergy Hold White House Rally to Save TPS ​​

WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, October 17th at 11 a.m., local interfaith clergy will host a rally to call on the Trump administration to preserve Temporary Protective Status (TPS), a program which gives legal status to people fleeing war or natural disaster. For hundreds of thousands of people in the United States who fled from different countries, this is a moral imperative. Clergy and community leaders will meet in front of the White House to ask the Trump administration to make the wise and humane choice.

WHAT:

Rally to call on the Trump administration to extend Temporary Protective Status for all ten countries and keep our families and communities whole

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 17th at 11 a.m.

WHERE:

Lafayette Square

Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

WHO:

Rev. Maria Swearingen, Senior Co-Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church

Ms. Corina Lopez, TPS holder from El Salvador and member, Calvary Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. & Canada

Pastor Jean Willeme Thomas, President, Haitian Coalition of Delmarva, & Pastor, Federalsburg Haitian Church of the Nazarene, Federalsburg, Md.

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