Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is calling for “a mass mobilization to demand the Trump administration stop its practice of separating families.”
The U.S. Representative from Washington’s 7th Congressional District is calling on her constituents to join a nationwide Families Belong Together protest on June 30th:
“This is the moral test of our time and we must show up together to protect innocent children and their parents,” Jayapal’s message to supporters reads.
Earlier this month, Rep. Jayapal met with asylum seekers being held in the SeaTac Federal Detention Center. “I hugged as many of them as I could because I just want them to know that we know they are human beings who are seeking safety and security. It was heartbreaking.” Jayapal said.
“President Trump and top administration officials have continued to defend their practice of breaking up families who arrive at the border in the face of bipartisan outcry, criticism from the United Nations and a lawsuit,” the New York Times reports.