Fairfield Democrats to host Keep Families Together rally

This Saturday, June 23, at 9 a.m., the Fairfield Democrats, in conjunction with U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, will hold a rally to protest the inhumane practice of separating immigrant children from their families at the border. This peaceful, family-friendly protest will be held at the Sherman Green Gazebo on the Post Road in Fairfield. The public is invited to participate and is encouraged to create and bring their own signs supporting the cause.

Fairfield DTC Chairman, Steven Sheinberg, said “We want to send a loud and clear message that ripping children from their parents — with no guarantee as to when or if they’ll see one another again — is barbaric. This is not who we are as a country.”

Congressman Jim Himes, added, “I became an original cosponsor of the Keep Families Together Act, which would stop the cruel separation of families as they come to the United States, because we must take action to stop the imprisonment of children after they are ripped from their parents’ arms. History will remember this. We are better than this and we must act.”

The widely-condemned Trump administration policy of separating immigrant families has been described by the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics as “child abuse,” and by the United Nations as “a serious child-rights violation.” The U.N. has called for the U.S. to “immediately halt this practice.”

This event is being held in solidarity with the national Keep Families Together movement and in support of the “Keep Families Together Act,” which has been co-sponsored in the Senate by our Democratic U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal. U.S. Congressman Jim Himes is an original co-sponsor of the House’s companion bill introduced June 19

Additional details can be found at facebook.com/events/2096341247276467/.

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