VIGIL ON MONDAY, MAY 14 AT 5:00 P.M.--Senator Chuck Grassley's Cedar Rapids Office, 111 7th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 (courtyard outside on Northwest side of the building)
Wednesday, May 9th, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa was devastated by an ICE (Immigration Customs and Enforcement) raid that took 32 workers from their factory jobs. These actions separated them from their children, spouses, and loved ones. These workers are not a threat to anyone; in fact, they are a vital contribution to the economy and fabric of this small Iowan community. This is an urgent call to action; children and families are asking for your immediate support.
Ways YOU CAN SUPPORT:
Join our vigil, Monday, May 14 at 5:00 PM. We're calling upon our elected officials to respond to families in need outside Senator Chuck Grassley's office in Cedar Rapids (the courtyard on the Northwest side of the building, 111 7th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids).
What: Stop Separation of Families Rally
Where: Senator Chuck Grassley's Cedar Rapids Office, 111 7th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 (courtyard outside on Northwest side of the building)
When: Monday, May 14, at 5:00 PM
Donate money: to pay for lawyers, bonds, and basic human needs for families that have lost their breadwinner. At this time, families ask for money and/ or gift certificates to local grocers like Hy-Vee and ALDI. We'll keep you updated with other needs as they arise.
Unable to travel and looking another way to support? Send a letter to the ICE Enforcement & Removal Field Office at St.Paul.Outreach@ice.dhs.gov. Let them know the important role these immigrant workers play in their families, community, and our state. Ask them to release the workers to their families, pending hearings.