On Friday, July 12th, thousands of people will gather for nationwide Lights for Liberty vigils to demand an end to inhumane conditions that migrants and asylum seekers are facing in detention centers.
More than 170 organizations from across the social justice spectrum are hosting or co-sponsoring the Lights for Liberty vigils, and more than 650 local events are happening across the country. Civil rights groups, labor organizers, religious leaders, teachers’ associations, and people from all walks of life are joining.
This is a critical moment in history that demands we stand up, that we make a loud, unified demand. Please don’t miss it.
If you are interested in participating in a local Lights for Liberty vigil on July 12th, please sign up here. You’ll receive info to find a local event near you – or to host your own.
At the detention centers, teen mothers have been held outside in “dog pounds.” Sick and elderly people have been confined in “icebox” rooms for weeks. Babies as young as four months old have been ripped from their parents’ arms. Kids have died. These vigils will send a powerful message that we will not accept these conditions in our country.
Key Lights for Liberty events are being planned across the country as well as at the sites of detention centers – in El Paso, Texas; Homestead, FL; San Diego, CA; Foley Square, NYC. In Washington DC, people are demanding Congress end the detention centers and impeach Trump.
Beto will be joining the vigil in Peterborough, NH. Many people from our team will be at the event in El Paso. We hope you’ll join, wherever you are:
Thank you for being part of this,