For Immediate Release
January 13, 2017
CONTACT: Bridgett Frey – 202-228-0668
Tomorrow: Van Hollen to Rally for Immigrants, Minorities on National Day of Action
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen will speak at a rally to oppose criminalization, mass deportation, and hate crimes against immigrants and minorities tomorrow, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am.
“Creating fear and division based on race, place of birth, religion, or sexual orientation is simply un-American,” said Senator Van Hollen. “If Donald Trump plans to govern as divisively as he campaigned, he’s going to have all of us fighting like hell to keep our great country united. We are not going to bury the Statute of Liberty – immigrants and refugees are here to stay, and we are going to uphold the rights and liberties of every American.”
The rally is one of dozens of public actions and marches across America on January 14th where leaders of the immigrant rights’ movement will stand alongside elected officials and leaders in faith, labor, education, and LGBTQ rights. The event is being organized by CASA, Center for Community Change/Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Make the Road, the New York Immigration Coalition, United We Dream, and SEIU.
WHAT:          Remarks at ‘We Are Here to Stay’ Rally
WHO:            Senator Chris Van Hollen
WHEN:          Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:00 am 
WHERE:       Historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
                        1518 M St. NW
                        Washington, DC