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‘FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES’ VIGIL IN MORRISTOWN TO CALL FOR END TO CRUELTY AT U.S. BORDER; Congressional Candidate Mikie Sherrill To Speak at 3 pm

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Montclair, NJ — On Friday, June 22, NJ 11th for Change and six other organizations will be holding “Fridays For Families” – a vigil in front of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office in opposition to the Trump administration’s draconian policies leading to the separation and indefinite detention of families, including young children, apprehended at the U.S. border. The groups will call on Rep. Frelinghuysen -- who spoke out against the atrocious policy of separating children from parents -- to take a leading role in Congress to ensure humane treatment of migrants at our nation’s borders, including those seeking asylum from dire conditions in their home countries. This would include the immediate reunification of families that have already been separated.

Speakers so far confirmed for June 22 include:

  • Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate for the 11th District congressional seat

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  • Saily Avelenda, Executive Director of NJ 11th for Change

  • Emily Kullman, First Friends of New York and New Jersey

  • Jonathan Lace, Caldwell Town Council member

  • Spyros D. Orfanos, New York University, lecturer on psychology, immigration and culture

  • Wind of the Spirit representative

Date/Time: Friday, June 22; 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Sherrill to speak at 3 p.m.)

Location: Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s office, 30 Schuyler Pl., Morristown

Press Availability: Group photos at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. and interview availability

Hosted By: NJ 11th for Change, BlueWaveNJ, Make the Road NJ, SOMA Action, New Jersey Working Families Alliance, Wind of the Spirit, Action Together NJ

Facebook event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/228810164376796/

About NJ 11th for Change

NJ 11th for Change, Inc. is a grassroots, unaffiliated organization dedicated to advocating for all people of the 11th Congressional District. The organization promotes political transparency by monitoring the positions and voting record of its congressional representative, currently Rodney Frelinghuysen; by fostering productive citizen-to-representative communication; and by demanding public accountability.

The philosophy of NJ 11th For Change is rooted in the belief that decency and fairness is the public's right, and it’s committed to advancing common-sense policies that are in the best interests of all.

To learn more, visit http://www.nj11thforChange.org or http://www.facebook.com/NJ11thForChange

 

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