On Saturday, June 30, 2018, I attended the Families Belong Together rally in San Jose, California, to support those families seeking refuge in the borders from the violence in their former home countries in Central America. It was a huge crowd, almost as big as the Women’s March in January.
It was a very diverse crowd, with a determination to fight for any group that is being attacked by this administration’s policies. Like the Woman’s March, there were a lot of families participating, with a lot of signs pointing out the immorality of separating children from their parents.
One of the big themes I found in many of the signs is the importance of voting. I’m not a fan of Trump, but one of the good things that he has inspired is a renewed interest in civic engagement and a realization of the importance of voting.
I’m also hoping that people realize the importance of patience and persistence. We’re going to win some battles. But we’re also going to lose some battles. It’s important to stay engaged even when times seem dark and nothing is going our way.
If you want to help with this issue, here is a link to groups working to protect kids separated from their families by ICE