Let’s Reunite Parents and Children Now

The following press statement was issued by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony.

DETROIT (July 10, 2018) – The Coalition led by the Detroit Branch NAACP which includes Grand Rapids Branch NAACP, Michigan State Conference NAACP, Michigan Conference United Church of Christ, Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL), ACLU of Michigan, Greater Lansing Clergy Forum, LA SED, Progressive National Baptist Convention, UAW Region 1D, and LEAD Michigan supports the recent efforts of the Bethany Christian Center to re-unite children under 5 with their families. This coalition made a trip to Grand Rapids on June 27th to protest the separation of children from their families at the border by the Trump administration. It also included a sit-down discussion with officials at the Bethany Christian Center on the need to re-unite all children. The Federal court has determined that children under 5 must be re-united with their families as of July 10th. The Trump administration is seeking an extension due to the fact that they are unable to identify parent and child. In the words of a mother separated from her child at the border, “Why was it so easy to take my child from me and yet so hard for you to bring my child back to me?” This evil incompetence on the part of the Trump administration reflects the malfunction in the very heart of the American spirit.

Click the link Press Statement — Let’s Reunite Parents and Children Now  to read the statement in its entirety.

Get on the Bus With Us! Let My Children Go Rally

Join us on Wednesday, June 27 as we rally in Grand Rapids to protest against the inhumane separation of babies, toddlers and teenagers from their parents.  The rally will begin at 12 p.m. at First Park Congregational Church located at 10 E Park Place NE in Grand Rapids.

The Detroit Branch NAACP will have a bus heading to Grand Rapids.  If you are interested in riding on the bus you must send an RSVP with your full name, phone number and email address to info@detroitnaacp.org.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This is on a first come first served basis. 

On Wednesday, June 27, check in for the bus will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Fellowship Chapel located at 7707 W. Outer Drive.  The bus will depart for Grand Rapids at 8 a.m.  For more information please call 313-871-2087.

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