75K Turn Out for Rally: Photos + Our Speech
RECAP OF CHICAGO'S MEGA RALLY
75,000 people turned out for the #FamiliesBelongTogether Chicago rally Saturday
Saturday, June 30 saw 75,000 diverse Chicagoans turn out despite scorching heat for Chicago's mega rally and march to protest this administration's cruel policy of separating kids from their parents.
Click below to watch CAIR-Chicago's Executive Director's speech.
"It is hot here today, but it is hotter at the border. The heat of crowds like this around the country is enough to melt ICE," CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab said, pushing for the public to hold the administration accountable. "The challenges facing America today come down to one basic question: should race/religion determine your rights and privileges in this country," he added. CAIR-Chicago board member, Ahlam Jbara , emcee'd the event with Oscar Chacon.
This is the time to stand up against bigoted, racist and hateful policies such as family separation and the #MuslimBan.
The rally/march sent a strong and clear message that Chicago is united in welcoming immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers as a strength to our communities, not a threat.
Stay tuned for future strategies and actions!