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Stop The Tears – Rally & Donations Drive
December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, 1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix (across the street from the AZ State Capitol)
On November 25, 2018, U.S. Border Agents fired tear gas and rubber bullets at a group of immigrants crossing into San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico, including young children. These policies are cruel and unjustified, and must be loudly rejected. The people who were fired upon are fleeing dangerous conditions and have the human and legal right to seek asylum in the U.S. Join our coalition for a day of action on Dec. 2nd to say, “STOP THE TEARS.”
We are coming together in solidarity to demand that asylum seekers, primarily women and children, be allowed to go through the application process, as is their right by law.
We are also demanding that the abuses and inhumane actions taken by the U.S. Border Patrol cease, as they are not representative of the values of this country.
Please bring donations of the following to benefit asylum seekers:
– Gently used warm winter clothing
– Gently used blankets
– Gently used towels
– New packs of socks and underwear in every size
– Energy bars and dry goods
This event is a coalition effort, many thanks to all: Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Arizona Poor People’s Campaign, AZ Resist, Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro, CAIR-AZ, LUCHA, No More Deaths Phx, Poder in Action, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, The Restoration Project, and Trans Queer Pueblo!
Can’t make it? Click here to donate online!
Accessibility Information: All speeches and announcements will be given in both English and in Spanish. We hope to provide ASL translation also, but cannot confirm availability at this time. There are Wheelchair accessible parking spots throughout all of the Plaza’s adjacent parking lots, with curb cuts, sidewalks, and ramps leading to the event space. To provide better visibility, an area directly in front of the stage will be roped off for those in wheelchairs. There are unfortunately no public restrooms at the Plaza, so please plan accordingly.