Stop the Tears! Rally and Protest

We call on all people of faith and conscience to protest cruel and unjustified asylum policies this Sunday, Dec 2, Noon-2 PM

Phoenix – A coalition of eight Phoenix organizations, community advocates and concerned citizens will unite on Sunday at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza to show support for those seeking asylum in our country and to reject the current administration’s continued use of cruel tactics and policies at our borders.

Arizonans of all walks of life are asking that people remain vigilant and engage in an active role to combat the militarization of police, abuses of power, and violations of human rights here in our state and border into 2019 and beyond.

“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,” said Veronica Monge, Organizer with Arizona Poor People’s Campaign. “We are also demanding that the abuses and inhumane actions taken by the US Border Patrol cease, as they are not representative of the values of this country.”

The local action is a part of the national STOP THE TEARS weekend spearheaded by

Families Belong Together. The rally and donation drive will take place from 12-2pm and will feature refugees and immigration advocates as speakers.  Attendees can get more information and register for the event at

Where: Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, across the street from the AZ State Capitol, at 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

When: 12-2pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018

What: Protest, Rally and Donation Drive to benefit asylum-seeking families. Attendees may donate cash at the event or are encouraged to bring the following items as donations:

  • Cases of water
  • Gently used warm winter clothing, blankets and towels
  • New socks and underwear, all sizes
  • Toiletries

Organizing Sponsors:  
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona
LUCHA – Living United for Change in Arizona
AZ Resist
Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance
Poder in Action
Arizona Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
No More Deaths Phx
Transqueer Pueblo

For More Information:

Rigo Gonzalez

Veronica Monge

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