Host a #CloseTheCamps Protest Tuesday, July 2
Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody—or dying with parents as they cross the Rio Grande.
We've seen the images and heard the stories coming out of child detention centers. Horrifically, these conditions aren't an accident. They are the byproduct of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration—from imprisoning children in inhumane conditions to threatening widespread raids to break up families to covering up reports of immigrants dying in U.S. custody and abuses by ICE and CBP agents.
It’s going to take all of us to close the camps.
This Tuesday, July 2, while members of Congress are home for the Fourth of July holiday, we will gather at 12 p.m. noon local time at their local offices and other relevant locations in protest. Our demands:
- Close the camps
- Not one dollar for family detention
- Bear witness and reunite families
Will you host a local #CloseTheCamps protest near you this Tuesday, July 2? To register your event:
- First, contact your local immigrants rights organization(s), if you’re not already part of one. Ask if they are anchoring an event Tuesday at their member of Congress' office and offer to help. They may have experience with your local congressional office, and they are on the frontlines day in and day out providing key resources to immigrant families, communities, and individuals under siege. Build relationship.
- Choose the location of your protest. We are demanding members of Congress do more to #CloseTheCamps, including visiting a camp themselves, so we are prioritizing events at their local district offices while they are home for the July Fourth recess. You can find your Representative's and Senators' nearest offices to you here. We are prioritizing U.S. Representatives, first, then U.S. Senators.
- Choose the time of your event. It's best if the protest is during the day when staff and possibly the member of Congress are at the district office so that you can bring your demands directly to them. We recommend 12 p.m. noon local time. Your event can start anytime Tuesday, July 2 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time to be included in MoveOn member recruitment.