At this week’s Resist Trump Tuesday rally we will be joining forces with immigrant rights groups in support of activist Maru Mora Villalpando. Maru is a fierce and tireless truth-speaker who is best known for having organized resistance at the NW Detention Center in Tacoma. Maru has put her life on the line in the fight to end detention and deportation. She has been targeted by ICE and threatened with deportation as a result of her activism and has her second deportation hearing this Tuesday.
So this Tuesday, we will meet at the usual Federal Building location around noon, at 12:10PM we will have a short rally and then march collectively down to the ICE offices/immigration court location one block north and rally with immigrant rights groups in support of Maru. We’ve done this before and especially when there is media, it makes a strong public statement when Indivisible comes marching down the street chanting to join forces with Maru and immigrant rights groups from around the region. So please be prepared to begin the rally at 12:10PM, as we will be leaving to march at 12:25PM.
Maru will go before an immigration judge for a second hearing in her deportation case as we rally outside until Maru emerges—if she is not taken into custody--and updates us on what happened in court. For more information, see our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1264501857018447/?ti=icl
While our time schedule is a little different this Tuesday so that we can support Maru, ordinarily we rally every Tuesday from 11:45AM-12:30PM, followed by our standing meeting with Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell's staff from 12:30-1:30PM. We are inspired by live music, intelligent discourse and the shared camaraderie that stems from knowing that we are standing strong, together, on the right side of history--and that we will persist. Please join us--we need your voice!