Thousands Of People Show Support For The Families Belong Together Rally & Urge Midterm Elections Voting

People at fed up as they got their signs and took the streets all to support the Keep Families Together Rally.  Trump is making up the rules as he goes along and his behavior continues to display rhetoric unbecoming of a sitting President.

As America is deemed to be one of the richest countries in the world and a place where people can come to seek asylum, it’s beyond disturbing what’s going on.  Families should not be torn apart leaving children to fend for themselves.  There has to be another way!!

Read more as reported by USA Today:

Photo Credit: Kevin Hagen (AP)

Tens of thousands of people turned out from coast-to-coast Saturday in “Families Belong Together” rallies to protest the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and implore their fellow citizens to turn out to vote in November’s midterm elections.

While the thrust of the marches and rallies was to defend the 2,000 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, the tone was decidedly political

In Atlanta, Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon who once marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was blunt: “We’ve got to get out and vote like we never voted before,” he said, prompting chants from the crowd,” Vote! Vote! Vote!”

He roused the crowd by imploring them: “Don’t give up, don’t give in — keep marching.”

In Dallas, where hundreds turned out downtown to call for a clear plan to reunify families separated the administration policy, one sign said simply: “November is coming.”

In the nation’s capital, thousands poured into Lafayette Square, across from the White House, to chant “We care” and “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA.”

Protesters waved signs in English and Spanish.
One sign, sounding like a mother’s stern rebuke, read in Spanish, “Trump te calmas o te calmo.” Translation: “Calm down, Trump,  or I will calm you down.”

Another sign said, “Melania & Ivanka, stop the child abuse.”

While President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump avoided the chants in Washington, the protests followed them to their weekend retreat in Bedminster, N.J.

Only a few miles from Trump National Golf Course, more than 100 protesters lined the side of a major New Jersey highway waving anti-Trump signs and chanting, “Where are the children!”

Jack Gavin, of West Caldwell, N.J., handed out miniature copies of the U.S. Constitution, “Facts Matter” pins and cold drinks. He said he also planned to attend rallies in Newark and Clifton,N.J.

In Washington, Shelley Kohl, a retired business owner from Johnson City, Tennessee, said she does not usually engage in politics, but the images of children being separated from their parents motivated her to travel here for the protests.

“Kids don’t belong in cages. Families don’t belong in cages, and kids absolutely don’t belong being removed from their families,” Kohl said.

In New York City, protesters at a Manhattan park chanted “shame!” and “shut detention down” as they geared up to march across the Brooklyn bridge to Cadman Plaza, near the federal courthouse.

Episcopalian Chaplain Jenifer Gamber, 52, said she hoped to send a strong signal to elected officials about the public’s opinions on immigration.

“I am appalled at the Trump administration’s treatment of people seeking asylum in the United States that criminalizes asylum-seeking and separates families,” Gamber said.

Organizers in the Families Belong Together Coalition included the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the ACLU, Leadership Conference and

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