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Faith and Community Leaders Rally At the Capitol in Defense of Immigrant Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 28, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT

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

Rev. Joe Parramore, (850)510-0584

Faith and Community Leaders Rally At the Capitol in Defense of Immigrant Families

TALLAHASSEE, FL – On Saturday, June 30th at 5 p.m., local faith and community leaders, in partnership with progressive organizations protest the separation of immigrant children from their parents, the continued detainment of immigrant children and the administration’s failure to reunite families torn apart at the border.

The group will call for changes to policy that diminish the ability of immigrants to obtain asylum and an end to the continued use of the zero-tolerance policy created by the White House administration. United Methodist clergy will read the list of charges brought by the United Methodist Church towards U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and immigrant clergy will share personal testimony and respond to the SCOTUS’ Muslim ban ruling.

WHEN:

Saturday, June 30th at 5 – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Steps of the Old Capitol

400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL

WHO:

Rev. Derrick Mercer, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Latricia Edwards Scriven, FAMU Wesleyan Foundation

Dr. Ahmed Rashidi, Islamic Center of Tallahassee

Rev. Fr. Anderson Luis de Souza, St. Eugene Catholic Mission and Student Center

Kara Gross, ACLU of Florida

Elizabeth Ricci, Immigration Attorney, Ricci and Rabana P.A.

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