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Sat Jun 30, 2018, 07:02 PM

Families Belong Together March: Who marched today and where?

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We were in DC today and I was astounded at the turnout, Sounds like 30-50K -- and I am REALLY cool with that as I am seeing that it looks like the march was millions over the country and the world. It was REALLY hot here in DC and people still showed up -- TONS of preteens and teens with their parents. I talked to a few parents and they told me that it was their kids that wanted to be there.

Many kids insisted on parents showing up.

Did you or a friend march today? Let's share it together!


(Side note, here in DC, there was a trump policy rally -- I was told by a DC Police officer 1600 signed up. They were supposed to march the other way the Families Belong Together March was heading on Pennsylvania Avenue. They are silly people.)

My fave part of the day was being a part of the protesters who surrounded the Department of Justice building.

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Reply Families Belong Together March: Who marched today and where? (Original post)
Raine1967 Jun 2018 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2018 #1
riversedge Jun 2018 #2
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #10
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2018 #3
backtoblue Jun 2018 #4
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2018 #13
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #9
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2018 #14
msongs Jun 2018 #5
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #8
Cha Jul 2018 #45
cate94 Jun 2018 #6
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #7
Hekate Jun 2018 #11
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #15
TomSlick Jun 2018 #12
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #17
kimbutgar Jun 2018 #16
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #18
Garrett78 Jun 2018 #19
sinkingfeeling Jun 2018 #20
Luz Jun 2018 #21
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #24
LeftInTX Jul 2018 #44
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2018 #22
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #25
Upthevibe Jun 2018 #39
Cairycat Jun 2018 #23
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #26
gopiscrap Jun 2018 #27
Raine1967 Jun 2018 #28
gopiscrap Jun 2018 #29
Texasgal Jun 2018 #30
catrose Jun 2018 #31
Trailrider1951 Jun 2018 #32
jrthin Jun 2018 #33
Demsrule86 Jun 2018 #34
Upthevibe Jun 2018 #40
onecaliberal Jun 2018 #35
gibraltar72 Jun 2018 #36
ebdarcy Jun 2018 #37
Aristus Jun 2018 #38
Generic Other Jun 2018 #41
Upthevibe Jun 2018 #42
xmas74 Jun 2018 #43
Fresh_Start Jul 2018 #46
Jim Lane Jul 2018 #47

Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 07:08 PM

1. Rallied in Rochester, Minnesota....


At the Peace Plaza in front of the Mayo Clinic.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 07:11 PM

2. I worked at st Mary's for several years ---a LONG time ago.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:36 PM

10. Nice!

It seems like there were millions that turned out around this nation, I was so happy to be on the right side of history today.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 07:16 PM

3. My sincere appreciation for all who marched.

Health issues kept me at home, but I was with the marchers in spirit.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 07:50 PM

4. Me too

Thanks to everyone who were able to get out there today!

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:49 PM

13. With all the heat, it wasn't a great day to march, but they did.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:35 PM

9. your spirit was felt around the nation.

I had a few friends that simply could not participate, but I knew the spirit was there.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:50 PM

14. Thanks.

I love the part about circling the Department of Justice. Sessions was miles away, of course, but the point was made.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 07:55 PM

5. honolulu. several thousand perhaps. a few religious nutters counter protesting nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:33 PM

8. Nice!

I had the police give me a warning for turning my back to an anti-abortion bonehead trolling the crowd.

Talked a few of the young men (who seems high school or early college age) to stop engaging the troll to turn their backs as well.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 03:53 AM

45. He thought the protester might do something

to you?

Thank you for Protesting today and Thanks to all the Protesters all across our beautiful country!




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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:28 PM

6. Daley Plaza, Chicago.

It was too hot for me to stay for the whole thing, but I did the best I could. Btw, I was in the CNN photos of the protests. Second pic, but youíll never find me. 😊

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Response to cate94 (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:30 PM

7. It was way to hot here in DC for us to finish -- like you.

Love that you were there!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:41 PM

11. Ventura California rally, hundreds of people, heavy traffic everybody honking support.

It was very encouraging.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:58 PM

15. I have a friend who lives in a red area of Virginia.

She also has anxiety with big crowds and an HOA that won't permit political signs.

Today, she ran errands with a big 'Families Belong Together' sign in the back wondo of her car,

She got a lot of support from car horns!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:47 PM

12. My post from Hot Springs Rally

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:59 PM

17. I love it!

I love that our fellow DU'ers were out there today!!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:58 PM

16. San Francisco

But just at the rally in civic center in San Francisco.

Great speakers. If your heart is so gone and you didnt feel something. Iíll be uncivil and say FU.
One speaker apologized to the kids for her foul language but the seriousness of the matter at hand warranted it. Such truth.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:01 PM

18. There is no 'Just at" you were there!

I said a curse word or two and apologized to parent -- they said to me, 'don't worry, they've heard us say it at home.'

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:07 PM

19. Eureka, CA

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:10 PM

20. We just got done here in Fayetteville, AR . Started at 6 PM, partially

because of heat and partially because of the Farmers' Market earlier in the day takes up the whole square. Nice turn out of maybe 700.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:18 PM

21. Rally in San Antonio was maybe 1000 people. Sometimes this city

really disappoints me. There are 1.5 million people here, and only 1000 showed up. Our local news fb post is full of vile, hateful comments. Considering how much of our population and heritage is Mexican, its 😢 sad.

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Response to Luz (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:33 PM

24. Every movment and the march after starts small.

1000 is a good start.

It's also a lot of people!

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 02:47 AM

44. Luz is right about San Antonio

That is the way it is with everything around here....

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:18 PM

22. I like that part about "kids" asking their parents to march.


For some of us we have our kids, their kids and even grandkids marching.

Killer heat tho. I hope all are safe after today.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:39 PM

25. On mom approached me on the metro going into DC.

She assumed we were going to the march and wanted to double check where she needed to get off. I told her -- and then I asked her about her three boys (all under 12 years old) and she told me where she lived. (Staunton Virginia)

She said that when her sons heard about the facility holding immigrant children up the road from them, they wanted to protest. She asked if they wanted to go to that actual facility. They did, They made signs and went to protest.


When they heard about the march today, she told me they wanted to go to DC (5 hours away).

They were promised some fun time tomorrow -- she was following her son's lead.

I nearly cried.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 10:36 PM

39. Precious children...

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:31 PM

23. In front of my R Congressman's local office

Rod Blum IA 01. About 400 in Cedar Falls, many people honking their support as they drove by on Main Street.

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Response to Cairycat (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:40 PM

26. I love reading about the red areas, I think those are very impressive.

Sounds like a great turnout!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:40 PM

27. Marched and formally sang for it

Tacoma Washington 1500 of jus!!!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:42 PM

28. Any video?

Thanks for that!

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #28)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:43 PM

29. yeah I don' know how to get it on here tho

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:47 PM

30. Austin, TX.

It was hot but well worth it!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:47 PM

31. Handed out water in Texas in near 100-degree heat

Our booth was popular. Contradicting Gov Huckabee, almost everyone offered to pay (which we couldn't accept and told them to donate to one of the charities working to reunite the families), many asked politely & diffidently if they could have more than one bottle to for their family/friends/pet, and everyone said thank you.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:52 PM

32. My daughter's family and I were at the rally in Seatac, Washington

There was a short march from the link light rail station to the Federal Detention Center here:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Federal+Detention+Center,+SeaTac/@47.4216457,-122.2916712,2254m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x54905b69275cbdf7:0x37cf1ec77c9ef9a6!8m2!3d47.4223094!4d-122.3011458?hl=en&authuser=0

Here is what the march looked like:

https://imgur.com/WBtpL7u

https://imgur.com/8eaeOa6

There were about 2000 to 3000 in attendance. The speakers included an excellent presentation by various local Native Peoples' tribes, representatives of our local congress critters, and city and county officials, speakers from Black Lives Matter, a stand of unity by representatives of our various faiths, including a priest, a rabbi, a Buddhist holy man, a woman Pastor of Color with the voice of an Angel, and a Muslim woman speaker who set the crowd on fire! They also acknowledged those among us who are Atheist and Agnostic.
Also represented were local Union people and legal advocates for the undocumented. My apologies to anyone I failed to mention.

I didn't get many sign photos, but here are a few pics of the crowd:

https://imgur.com/8RDlaFW

That's the federal detention center in the background. I hoped the incarcerated people could see and hear us! At times there were people on the roof the building surveying the crowd...

https://imgur.com/AwEOClS

Those two kids to the right are two of my grandchildren. Mom and Dad are bringing them up right.

https://imgur.com/pf6IdH7

Unfortunately I was a long way away from the stage and subsequently got no good pics of the volunteers who gave us information and encouragement.

This is an excellent way to get out our message on local news media to counteract Fox's BS. Show up for a couple of hours and let your voice be heard!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 10:09 PM

33. I marched with my husband and friends from Indivisible.

Lots of good signs, but my favorite is "Silence is Violence."

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 10:21 PM

34. Youngstown Ohio...great group...some who came out I am almost sure were Republicans who are

horrified by this...they were holding signs in protest...and coming down on Trump...couple of churches represented. It was cool all walks of life ...from a Gay councilwoman (also a POC) to a Baptist family...now where do you see that?

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #34)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 10:38 PM

40. I'm thrilled to hear that....Thanks for sharing.. n/t

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 10:27 PM

35. Yes, CA22. Fresno

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 10:32 PM

36. Adrian Mi. Full disclosure I mostly sat

My marching days are behind me. some nice folks cool dogs. I did get a Fuck you from a Trump supporter. I will cherish it always.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 10:34 PM

37. Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio

My mom was supposed to attend with me, but it was really hot. Several speakers, and then a march around the block. Estimates I've seen say it was "hundreds of people". I didn't notice any counter-protesters.

I'm glad I went. It was very uplifting to be surrounded by others who cared.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 10:34 PM

38. I marched in Olympia, Washington.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 10:38 PM

41. Tacoma

We had a great turn-out. A rally. And a march. Last week a huge group of young people camped on the parking strip in front of the ICE facility triggering arrests. But still they persist. Last night was filled with the clanging and banging of pots and pans and general noise to remind the incarcerated that they were not alone. Tonight, as they have done for quite some time, the pots and pans brigade meets at the detention center to make noise. We are not okay with this crap in our area. Word is that children taken from the border are being held at another facility nearby.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 11:19 PM

42. Los Angeles, California...

How I LOVE my state! I was born and raised in Texas but have lived most of my adult life here in L.A. Anyway, it was just wonderful! The local news estimated that the crowd was around 50,000! We couldn't get anywhere near the stage but there was a really good sound system so we heard Kamala, Maxine, Gavin, and John Legend- (among others). John sang the Marvin Gaye song What's going on. His wife, Chrissy Teigen, introduced him and she was great. I've heard of her, and I realize she's famous, but I know very little about her. Well....her introduction was awesome! She said something like. "if you guys read tweets or saw his TMZ video, you know my husband doesn't give a FUCK about Sarah Sander's dinners!" After that he sang. The whole day was wonderful! Being around like minded people feels so comforting and as you can imagine, some of the signs were great.....

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 11:47 PM

43. I'd planned to in Missouri

But the heat was horrible and I had an asthma attack this morning. I decided it was best to stay in and keep on my phone calls on Monday.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 01:30 PM

46. Concord California

a community with many immigrants...

Nice turn out for a 100 degree day

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 01:41 PM

47. Newark, New Jersey.

 

One thing I noticed: On a hot, sunny day, all the speakers had a shaded platform, but the ASL interpreters were out there in the bright sunlight. I admired their dedication, and I sought them out afterwards to commend them.

There was a real forest of signs. From where I stood, the interpreters were only intermittently visible. Anyone relying on ASL to follow the action might have been disappointed. Still, at least the effort was made.

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