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NC Faith Leaders to Call on Sen. Thom Tillis to Defund ICE, Protect Our Immigrant Neighbors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 13, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Kahran Myers, kmyers@faithinpubliclife.org, (727)742-5193

NC Faith Leaders to Call on Sen. Thom Tillis to Defund ICE, Protect Our Immigrant Neighbors

Charlotte, N.C. — On Thursday, August 15th at 2 p.m., faith and community leaders will call on Sen. Thom Tillis to defund defund agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that are terrorizing our immigrant neighbors through detention and deportation, and to protect immigrant families in the aftermath of an anti-immigrant mass shooting that claimed the lives of 22 people in El Paso.

WHAT:

Press conference to call on Senator Tillis to protect immigrants

WHEN:

Thursday, August 15th at 2 p.m.

WHERE:

Missiongathering Church

420 E 15th St, 

Charlotte, NC 28206

WHO:

Rev. Andrew Shipley, Missiongathering Church

Rev. Mia McClain, Myers Park Baptist Church    

Imam John Ederer, Meck-Min 

Rev. Ben Boswell, Myers Park Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, Charlotte Clergy Coalition

Mohammed Gibriel, Community Leader

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