Close the Camps - Lights for Liberty Paris

JOIN AN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO CLOSE TRUMP'S BORDER CAMPS NOW.

On July 12, mass gatherings will take place at detention centers and in local communities across the US, as part of the Lights for Liberty vigil to end human detention camps and to demand that the Trump Administration #CloseTheCamps. Democrats Abroad, along with other organizations, is helping to take this protest global.

IN PARIS:

In PARIS, please join us at Place des États-Unis. Bring a candle. We will have a moment of silence at 9PM local time.

WHEN
Friday July 12, 2019 at 8pm - 9:30pm

WHERE
East end of Place des États-Unis (Thomas Jefferson Square)
in front of the Memorial for American Volunteers
Paris 75116

JOIN THE ONLINE GLOBAL VIGIL:

If you cannot join our candlelight vigil in person, you can join Democrats Abroad's global online vigil to stand with detainees, asylum seekers, and immigrant families. We'll add your photo to the collage of Americans from all over the world.

1. Use this sign [pdf] [doc], adding where you currently live and where you vote.

2. Light a candle.

3. Take a picture with your sign and candle. Be sure your face can be seen!

4. Send your pic to info@DemocratsAbroad.org

5. Post your pic on social media with the hashtags:#LightsforLiberty, #ClosetheCamps, and #DAResists.

We hope that you will join us in raising your voice and lighting a candle for liberty.

LOOKING FOR OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED? 

1. Spread the word before, during, and after Lights for Liberty events.

You can find sample social media posts here, or come up with your own using the hashtags #LightsforLiberty, #ClosetheCamps, and #DAResists

2. Call Congress

Use this script to contact your Senators and your Congressperson.

3. Speak Out

"As American citizens, we are horrified by the atrocities being carried out in detention centers across the United States," said Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair. “Millions of Americans live overseas and have been welcomed in the countries where we live today. I cannot fathom the response if American citizens were treated the way our government is treating people seeking a better life in the US."

You can speak out, too. Find talking points about this issue and our support for the Lights for Liberty events here.

4. Learn the facts and use the resources from journalists and ally organizations:

WHEN
July 12, 2019 at 8pm - 10pm
WHERE
Place des États-Unis (aka Thomas Jefferson Square)
Place de l'Amiral de Grasse
East End of the Square, in front of the Memorial to American Volunteers
Paris 75116
France
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CONTACT
Ada Shen · · 0768871953
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