Pasadena-based organizations announced they plan to join a nationwide mobilization next Saturday to protest against the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
MoveOn, a civic and political action group, said it is organizing the coordinated protests set to take place in more than 400 locations across the U.S., including about 70 cities in California.
In Pasadena, the action will occur at Pasadena City College at noon on June 30, local organizers said.
“Thanks to powerful public pressure, the Trump administration has been forced to shift its outrageous treatment of immigrant children,” MoveOn said in a statement Wednesday. “We have momentum – but we’re far from done.”
Groups criticizing Trump’s overall immigration policy say Trump’s revised order requires authorities to detain migrant children along with their parents instead of separating them, but then families could remain in detention indefinitely. The order also does not adequately address the plight of more than 2,300 children who have already been separated from their parents and are in detention in several centers near the southwest border, the detractors said.
MoveOn said these are the reasons why the protest will go on as scheduled on June 30. The mobilization was planned before Trump signed last Wednesday’s executive order.
The group has tagged the event with the slogan, “Families Belong Together,” and said more than 150,000 people have signed up nationwide for the simultaneous protest within 36 hours of the announcement.
Pasadena participants have been instructed to gather at the PCC’s mirror pool at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. around noon and march from there on to the next streets. MoveOn’s sign up page said more detailed directions will be published as the date approaches.
To sign up for the Pasadena Families Belong Together protest, visit https://act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together/20355/signup/?source=&s= To learn more about the nationwide action, visit www.act.moveon.org.