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Families Belong Together - SF March & Rally

Families Belong Together - SF March & Rally

On June 30th, Women's March San Francisco, in partnership with Families Belong Together - San Francisco and Indivisible SF, hosted a march and rally, in coordination with MoveOn's call for a national day of action.

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WATCH: To view a recording of the 6/30 SF Families Belong Together Rally, please go to http://bonhoffer.tv/ 

Immigrant rights are human rights, and human rights are immigrant rights. It's time we take the streets to call for an end to the human rights abuses of ICE and the Trump Administration as they cruelly separate children from their families. The world is watching, and we won't allow this to continue. We've rallied, we've protested, now join us as we MARCH in San Francisco to send a powerful message: Families belong together! 

10:00 AM: MEET at Mission Dolores Park @ Dolores & 18th
10:00 - 11:00 AM: MARCH to San Francisco City Hall 
11 AM - 1 PM: RALLY at San Francisco City Hall

This action was in coordination with MoveOn's call for a national day of action on June 30th, and is hosted by Families Belong Together - San FranciscoWomen's March San Francisco, and  Indivisible SF, and endorsed by:
• Chicana Latina Foundation
• San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
• Latina/o Young Democrats of San Francisco
• Planned Parenthood Northern California
• Prospera Community Development
• San Francisco Progressive Alliance
• The National Center for Lesbian Rights
•  Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club
• Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco
• San Francisco Berniecrats
• Juanita More
• The Women's Building
• MoveOn.org
• 5 Calls
• South Beach District 6 Democratic Club of San Francisco
• SURJ SF
• Carecen
• San Francisco Labor Council
• SF Progressive Democrats of America
• Yemeni American Association in the Bay Area
• Malikah
• A Day With Out Immigrant SF
• CAIR San Francisco Bay Area
• International Socialist Organization
• SEIU Local 87
• CREDO
• SF CODEPINK
• SF Threshold Choir
• Yemeni Alliance Committee
• Central Valley Empowerment Alliance
• Social Justice Collaborative
• Bay Resistance

SPEAKERS:  The following are some of the speakers/organizations for the Civic Center Rally organized by Indivisible SF & MoveOn (in no particular order):

Corrina Gould /Ohlone Tribe
Catherine Herrera /Ohlone Tribe
Kimberly Alvarenga / CA Domestic Workers
Enma Delgado / Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Tina Shauf-Bajar / Filipino Community Center
Melba Maldonado / La Raza Community Center
Rana Abdelhamid / Amnesty International
Hillary Ronen & Sandra Fewer
Alex U Inn / Activist & Artist
Maria Villalta / Carecen
Zahra Billoo / CAIR
Rabbi Sydney Mintz / Bend The Arc Jewish Action
Ruth McFarlane/ National Center for Lesbian Rights
Ani Rivera / Galeria De La Raza
Joan Baez

Speakers from:
ACLU
Local 87
SURJ SF
Causa Justa
La Collectiva
Parents Voices
Refuse Fascism
Dolores Street Community Services  
Lawyers from Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy
Yemeni American Association of the Bay Area

and MORE......

In Spirit, but Not On Stage

In Spirit, but Not On Stage

This year’s theme, kicking off with our march and rally, is “Hear Our Vote,” centering on five actions:

  • Registering to vote
  • Mobilizing to the polls
  • Organizing locally, as even the many Americans who can’t vote are hugely impactful on elections
  • Electing more women - especially women of color - and allies
  • Running for office (women!)

So why, then, are some of the local female elected officials NOT on-stage this Saturday? Why are Supervisors Ronen and Lee Fewer selected from among their peers on a predominantly female Board of Supervisors to speak on behalf of women in politics?

The answer is simple. Women’s March Bay Area is a 501c3 and as such can’t engage in partisan politics. Any action that’d be potentially interpreted as endorsing a candidate puts our nonprofit status at risk, which in turn makes our organizing more challenging. We can’t feature any politicians engaged in an active campaign on-stage.

The irony is not lost on us that as we have a city and state that exemplify to the rest of the country what we’re hoping for in terms of representative politics, we won’t be able to directly pay tribute to the work of these women from our stage.

Please know we celebrate them. We honor them. We hope to see them among our marchers, and we’re happy to bring light to so many of the issues at stake in coming elections so they’re connecting to a more informed voter base in this summer’s special election and in the fall midterms.

Thank you,

Women’s March San Francisco