• LULAC Midwestern States to Join June 30 #FamiliesBelongTogether Action

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    June 29, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     
    Contact: Lourdes Ribera
    Phone: 513-300-0561

    Cincinnati, OH - The League of United Latin American Citizens Midwest region will join with others in rallies on June 30 to oppose President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has ripped apart thousands of families.

    Cincinnati rallies will take place on Saturday, June 30 at 11:00 AM at Washington Park. There will also be rallies in Columbus, Dayton, Chicago, Des Moines, Indianapolis and Milwaukee. For more information about specific rallies, contact the individuals listed below.

    LULAC members will rally with others that include ACLU, MoveOn.Org and others to mobilize against Trump's policy and recent executive order, which does not address what happens to the families who have already been separated and allows for more rights to be taken away and the possibility of indefinite family detention.

    "Immigrants and their families belong in our communities, not in cages," said Lourdes Ribera, Deputy State Director, LULAC Ohio. "No executive order can undo the damage that he has already caused families. Children should not have been separated from their parents in the first place, and they still don't belong in jail."

    Trump on Wednesday said he would back off from his policy that went into effect in April and has resulted in more than 2,3000 children being taken from their families and held in government shelters across the country. Trump's executive order keeps the "zero tolerance" prosecution policy in place that initially resulted in families who were arrested while crossing at the border to be separated. The administration said it would aim to keep families together during the process in the future.

    For more information, visit www.lulacohio.com or contact:

    Laura Moese, LULAC Ohio State Director / 513-608-8160
    Alicia Pagan, LULAC Dayton State Director/ 937-829-0092
    Emily Bibyk, LULAC Columbus State Director/ 614-554-9399
    Joe Enriquez Henry, National Vice President, Midwest Region / 515-208-7312
    Darryl Morin, Past National Vice President, Midwest Region / 414-704-8860
    Mike Reyes, LULAC Iowa State Director / 563-343-4108
    Maggie Rivera, LULAC Illinois State Director / 815-995-0300
    Eileen Figueroa, LULAC Wisconsin State Director / 414-389-7131
    Madai Rivera, LULAC Kansas State Director / Madairivera@lulac.org      
    Wanda Gordils, LULAC Indiana State Director / 219-218-2737

    The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation's largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC's programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future.