Ahead of Government Funding Deadline, Faith Leaders Say, “No Wall On Our Watch”

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February 11, 2018

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Ahead of Government Funding Deadline, Faith Leaders Say, “No Wall On Our Watch”

 

Washington, D.C. -- On Thursday, February 14th at 10 a.m., prominent faith leaders will rally at the Capitol to denounce an immoral border wall, demand accountability for families separated at the border, and to reject any additional funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

 

Speakers will also deliver the signatures of hundreds of faith leaders from all across the country demanding Senators to do the right thing and vote no on Trump’s wall and additional funding for ICE and CBP.

 

Follow along with Faith in Public Life by following #NoWallOnOurWatch on Twitter.

 

WHAT:

Prominent faith leaders are crying out and demanding hearings for families at the border and not allowing not another dime to ICE and DHS. Following the press conference faith leaders are delivering moral declarations to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

 

WHEN:

February 14 at 10 a.m. then moral declaration delivery to Senate leadership at 11 a.m.

 

WHERE:

Front of United Methodist Building

100 Maryland Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002

WHO:

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Director, Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Arlin Tellez, Undocumented College Student

Rev. Leslie Copeland-Tune, Director, Ecumenical Poverty Initiative (EPI)

Rev. Alyssa Aldape, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church of Washington DC

 

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