Fridays For Families Calls For End To Cruelty At Border

Yesterday, about 200 of you joined NJ 11th For Change and several other organizations at the inaugural Fridays for Families -- a vigil in front of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen's office in Morristown to express opposition to the Trump administration's draconian policies leading to indefinite detention of families, including those with young children, at the U.S. border. There were passionate, informative speakers, a lot of excellent signs, and a great sense of shared purpose. If you missed it -- don't worry. Fridays for Families will be continuing weekly at Schuyler Place.

NJ 11 for Change Political Director Elizabeth Juviler had audience participation going with a show-of-hands-exercise -- how many people present had immigrants in their families? (Answer: Lots.)

Also among the speakers was Mikie Sherrill, the Democratic candidate for the 11th District congressional seat, who asked, "How are they going to reunite these families?" She reminded the audience that in a democracy, every one of us is "responsible for our government."