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HAPPENING NOW: At the Rhode Island Statehouse, Jews immigrants, and allies from Never Again Action and AMOR are calling on @GovRaimondo and state legislators to join the call for immigrant rights.

We have three demands... In front of the State House sign reads Hundreds gather in front of the RI State House, sign reads #ShutDownIce
@GovRaimondo JOIN US by asking @GovRaimondo and others to:

1. #ShutDownWyatt and ban private prisons.
2. Do everything in their power to release people detained by ICE
3. Ban all local and state level collaboration with ICE

Call Raimondo at 401-222-2080.
@GovRaimondo “I light this candle to light a fire in our hearts — so that when we say never again, we mean it for our siblings in detention." Lighting candles in front of Candles standing in front of the Small candles on the ground
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UPDATE: Wyatt scheduled their meeting for 6pm last Friday, and, singing Shabbat prayers, we cancelled their meeting.

The board is meeting tonight and we are back, once again, to pray with our feet.


As the meeting begins, we are asking: which side are you on?

We are urging board members to vote no or resign their positions. Never Again is Now.

UPDATE: As protestors ripped black cloth in mourning for those held in facilities like this across the country, the Wyatt board decided that they will not be voting.

WATCH: Organizers are conducting a press conference, beginning immediately:…
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Update: Wyatt cancelled their meeting and rescheduled it for 6pm tonight. If you're thinking "isn't sundown on Friday when Jews begin observing the Sabbath, and thus not a good time for a public meeting?", you're right. But we'll be there anyway, praying with our feet ✡️🔥✡️
And we won't be there alone! We're following in the footsteps of local immigrant rights groups like @amornetwork, who've been fighting to #ShutDownWyatt since before #JewsAgainstICE was a hashtag. That's why we're splitting all donations with AMOR!…
@amornetwork RIGHT NOW: Hundreds of us are inside the Wyatt Board Meeting, where we’re fighting their plan to privatize the detention center and extend their contract with ICE! #NeverAgainIsNow


Support the fight to #ShutDownWyatt:…
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Remember the Wyatt ICE detention center in RI? The one where the guards ran us over with a truck & pepper sprayed us, and the town it's in has been trying to shut it down for a year?

The Wyatt board cancelled tonight's meeting to hide from our protest. Won't work, we'll be back.
Wyatt is in Central Falls, the smallest city in the smallest state, a majority-Latinx city w/ a mayor whose parents were undocumented. They don't want a violent ICE prison.

But the ICE collaborators making $ won't back down. So we fight to #ShutDownWyatt:…
This is what it looks like when ICE collaborators start to feel the heat! Wyatt Detention Center's Board of Directors cancelled their meeting tonight because they found out we would be there to protest. As if we won’t be there whenever they reschedule...… Image Description: A piece of 8.5x11 paper is posted on the inside of a glass door. Printed on the paper is the agenda of the meeting that was cancelled, with the word ‘CANCELLED’ printed in large bold red letters diagonally across the entire page.The text of the agenda can be found at
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