March to #EndFamilyDetention

We are excited to be partnering with RAICES and Detention Watch Network to host a MARCH from the Department of Justice to the White House on Thursday, 10/22 to call upon the Obama administration to comply with Judge Gee’s order and #EndFamilyDetention. We’ll meet at the DOJ around 4:15 and start the program with testimonies from released families in the DMV area, and then we will begin the march at 5:00pm. There will be more programming when we arrive at the White House.

It’s time to really make some noise here in DC so that top officials understand that our local community is impacted by their decision to ignore the law!! Our march will be part of a national week of action hosted by RAICES, a community organization in Texas that has done amazing work with detained and released families, and played a huge role in providing pro bono representation within the centers. On Friday, 10/23, the deadline for the administration to comply with the order, we will be organizing a social media storm & call-in to key officials. Details to come.

A number of outreach materials are attached: a pdf and an image version of our first promotional flyer (more to come), a flyer done by DWN, a smaller graphic to share on social media, and a facebook cover photo courtesy of RAICES. If you would like a more complete communications packet with draft tweets and more detailed outreach instructions, please let me know!

Facebook event is linked here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015919935125578/

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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