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1/ Hi it’s @aijenpoo. I’m the director of @DomesticWorkers, co-director of @CaringAcrossGen and an organizer working for the #FamiliesBelongTogether campaign. I’m doing an #HRCTwitterTakeover to talk about Trump’s “zero tolerance" policy. — @aijenpoo Ai-jen Poo
2/Images displayed across the media don't begin to capture the horror of what’s happening. Recently, hundreds of us spent Father’s Day holding a vigil at a Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, TX, where ~1,000 kids are held at any given time. —@aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover
3/ We chanted “You are not alone,” as buses passed us. It was the most heartbreaking experience of my life. And separations haven't ended. 3,000+ kids have been separated from their families & dispersed across the US with no plan for reunification. — @aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover Ursula Border Processing Center in McAllen, Texas.
4/ This Trump administration policy is prosecuting parents for what ALL parents do — trying to keep their children safe. Children, some as young as 8 months old, are being taken from them. — @aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover
5/ Now Trump’s plan is to expand these facilities to family jails — with up to about 20,000 beds on military bases. More babies in cages and families in camps. That is shameful. — @aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover…
6/ However, your outrage is having an impact! You forced the admin to respond, but make no mistake: The atrocity continues & it evolves. We have to continue speaking out & taking action. We have the power to make it stop. — @aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover
7/ Detaining entire families is not a solution. It’s a jail sentence. Caging families will not solve the humanitarian crisis @realdonaldTrump created. Take action by coming to a #FamiliesBelongTogether action TOMORROW: #HRCTwitterTakeover
8/ Go follow @womenbelong, the official event account, for updates from the DC march and more than 700 events across the country! And don’t forget to wear white — the color of peace and unity. — @aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover
9/ I am so proud that @HRC, along with their members and supporters, continue to speak out on this issue and will join us this weekend across the country for this important movement to #BringFamiliesTogether. — @aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover… HRC protesting Trump-Pence's
10/ Events are happening nationwide with hundreds of thousands participating. Text ALL FAMILIES to 30644 to join us. It’s time to reunite ALL families because #FamiliesBelongTogether. — @aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover
11/ The Trump “zero tolerance” policy reveals that there are no limits to the cruelty that this administration will impose on immigrant communities for political gain. But we’re ready to take action. — @aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover
12/ This moment of awakening offers the opportunity to change the narrative: We need humane immigration policies and practices that underscore #FamiliesBelongTogether. — @aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover
13/13 This is the moment our kids and grandkids will read about in their history books and they’re going to ask us what did we do to make this stop. And we better have a good answer. #FamiliesBelongTogether@aijenpoo #HRCTwitterTakeover
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