Councilmember Lauren Meister Is Organizing a June 30 Rally to Protest Trump’s Immigration Actions


City Councilmember Lauren Meister is organizing a rally on June 30 in response to President Trump’s decision to separate migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Meister announced the effort on a post on her Facebook page that says the event, called Rally for Humane (and Sane) Policies, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on that Saturday at the corner of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards. It is likely to take place on the southeast corner, which is where other rallies have been staged.

Faced with outrage from Democrats and many Republicans, Trump on Wednesday reversed his order that children of immigrants seeking asylum be separated from the parents. New reports showed images of those children in cages in buildings along the board.

However it still isn’t clear how Trump will implement his change in the policy, which, according to a story in The New York Times, still faces legal and practical obstacles…. And the president’s order does nothing to address the plight of the more than 2,300 children who have already been separated from their parents under the president’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy.”

There are at least 130 other such rallies or marches planned around the country on Saturday, June 30, as part of what is being called a “Families Belong Together” national day of action.

The main rally will be in Washington’s Lafayette Square, across from the White House, and is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 6,000 Facebook users had pledged to attend the D.C. demonstration. At least 130 sister marches have been planned nationwide. There also is a rally scheduled for 11 a.m. June 30 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, which 6,265 people have pledged to attend thus far. Those attending that rally will march to the Federal Building.

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Virginia Gillick
Virginia Gillick
2 years ago

Thank you to Council Member, Lauren Meister, for giving us the opportunity to show our outrage closer to home. It is more and more difficult as we age to go to a very crowded forum in DTLA. I speak for myself…and probably a lot of the over 70 crowd.

Virginia Gillick
Virginia Gillick
2 years ago

Thank you to Lauren for giving us the opportunity to show our outrage close to home. It is more and more difficult and we age to go to a very crowded forum in DTLA. I speak for myself and probably a lot of the over 70 crowd.

wehoboy
wehoboy
2 years ago

No one seems to “mind” all the divorces in this country! Talk about dividing families! Or all the missing baby daddys. This is just another excuse to bash Trump. And give kids a cookie and they are happy.

Cy Husain
2 years ago
Reply to  wehoboy

REALLY? You do know the patriarchal anti-divorce family values people are the same ones who want to send LGBT people off to concentration camps for conversion therapy? https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-radical-crusade-of-mike-pence-w462223 There is a serious difference between people choosing to terminate a relationship as opposed to being forced to when their family is relocated to a concentration camp. Missing Baby Daddies? More like the real problem is with “helicopter parents” who need to leave their kids alone once in a while! Now no one needs an “excuse” to bash Trump when he gives everyone very valid reason to oppose his nonsense every day.… Read more »

Tom Smart
Tom Smart
2 years ago

ok, Obama and Bush also allegedely did it too, but it’s coming to light NOW and Trump was the one who brought the crazy circus to town surrounding the issue.

Larry Block
Larry Block
2 years ago

Everybody should show up outraged. Thank you Lauren.

MJJ
MJJ
2 years ago

Funny, Obama deported so many more people, separated families, and put people in cages…(as well as killing kids with drones, but…that’s another topic). But she’s only protesting NOW ? I wonder why.

Cy Husain
2 years ago
Reply to  MJJ

I don’t know where you have been during the Obama administration but, there was NO SHORTAGE of opposition to American Imperialism and the role Obama played in promoting while promoting himself as a domestic “social” liberal as cover for hard right policy in other more serious areas. Imperialism Obama Style: 800 Military Bases Around the World Sec. of State Kerry brags we are “involved” in more countries than ever, as Obama becomes first president to serve two terms always at war. There are numerous examples of of opposition to American Imperialism and even “War Crimes” when it comes to Obama’s… Read more »

MJJ
MJJ
2 years ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Thanks for the info. At least some tried. Obama’s administration also turned over a ton of migrant kids to human traffickers (though I’m certainly not saying Obama himself knew of that). At least Trump changed the law to let the kids stay with the parents, but…I’m not sure if they’re all fit parents either. I think he did that just to end everybody nagging at him.

Cy Husain
2 years ago
Reply to  MJJ

Put simply Obama (under the cover of being a “social” liberal) bad on many Latinx and immigrant issues. Trump, a reactionary racist who is MUCH worse!

MJJ
MJJ
2 years ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Right ? And then under Obama children were handed over to human traffickers. (I don’t think Obama knew about that though). https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/did-obama-administration-children-human-traffickers/

Cy Husain
2 years ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Under the Trump, the human traffickers are part of his administration!

Ex-Trump Campaign Official Charged with Human Trafficking
https://www.snopes.com/ap/2018/02/11/ex-kentucky-judge-enters-plea-deal-human-trafficking-case/

http://www.newsweek.com/republican-sex-trafficking-child-trump-coordinator-716348“>TRUMP CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR AND ‘FAMILY VALUES’ REPUBLICAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING, FACES LIFE IN PRISON

Over a dozen other examples and counting!

Cy Husain
2 years ago

The fight must continue! Trump’s executive order is a complete sham, kids are still being separated and, detained in cages! The capitalist predator and chief is rather skilled at using publicity stunts to divert attention away from the underlying issues and this is just another example of it in action. Thank you City Councilmember Lauren Meister for bringing attention to this serious issue and, organizing the rally. I hope to attend! We may likely succeed in keeping families together but, with the same root policies in place we are running the probable risk of this zero tolerance policy turning into… Read more »

Cy Husain
2 years ago

The fight must continue! Trump’s executive order is a complete sham, kids are still being separated and, detained in cages! The capitalist predator and chief is rather skilled at using publicity stunts to divert attention away from the underlying issues and this is just another example of it in action. Thank you City Councilmember Lauren Meister for bringing attention to this serious issue and, organizing the rally. I hope to attend! We may likely succeed in keeping families together but, with the same root policies in place we are running the probable risk of this zero tolerance policy turning into… Read more »

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