Lights for Liberty vigils! … parents hitting kids … and more

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In June migrant children at the border were kept in vans for 24 hours! In the summer border heat! Caged! Traumatized! THIS IS TRUMP’S
IMMIGRATION POLICY – NOT A MISTAKE OR UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OR CARELESS AFTERTHOUGHT!

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LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY VIGILS!

FROM TEAM BETO:

On Friday, July 12, 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 12, please sign up here.

You’ll receive information 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, New York City. In Washington DC, people are demanding Congress end the detention centers and impeach Trump.

Beto will be joining the vigil in Peterborough, New Hampshire!

Many people from our team will be at the event in El Paso. We hope you’ll join, wherever you are!

Please be a part of a July 12 Lights for Liberty vigil!

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SOME THOUGHTS …

Walking mutts in our big backyard this a.m. …
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Think!! Little kids don’t lie!!

Shame on one of our local newspaper columnists who naively believed (and defended in his column) a parent who denied hitting his little boy AFTER THE BOY TOLD HIS TEACHER HE DIDN’T WANT TO GET INTO TROUBLE AT SCHOOL because his father would “BEAT” him! “Out of the mouth of babes …”

His school DID THE RIGHT THING – notified DCF, and the DCF social workers did their job – a good job!

That said, we mustn’t generalize! There are so many great African parents in our city who take wonderful care of their kids. Outside our neighborhood church this weekend … these kids and parents:

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P.S. If parents are being physical, extremely punitive with disobedient kids THEY MUST BE TAUGHT TO REPRIMANDED THEIR CHILDREN CORRECTLY. The little boy in the column wouldn’t be sticking his foot into another kid if he wasn’t seeing this kind of behavior at home, if it weren’t being validated by his parents …

 – Photos and text by Rose T.