Sens. Harris and Cortez Masto, Minority Leader Pelosi, Leading Women’s Advocates, Moms to Demand Trump Administration Stop Attacking Immigrant and Asylum-Seeking Families
Washington, DC – On Wednesday, May 23 at noon ET, Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) will join moms, women’s advocates and caregivers outside the U.S. Capitol to show support for immigration and refugee policies that protect the rights and safety of women and children. In conjunction with the event, dozens of women’s organizations will submit a letter to congressional leaders urging them to engage in aggressive oversight and enact legislation that affirms the dignity of immigrant women and children. The groups are calling for the administration to stop separating families, end the detention of pregnant women, and maintain the right of women seeking to escape domestic violence to be granted asylum. The letter will be unveiled at the event.
Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, (NM-01)
Izabel Solis, MomsRising member whose pregnant sister was detained in Southern California
Donna Norton, Executive Vice President, MomsRising
Katharina Obser, Senior Policy Advisor, Women’s Refugee Commission’s Migrant Rights and Justice Program
Adelaide, We Belong Together
Jennifer Podkul, Esq., Director, Policy of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Anna Chu, Vice President for Policy and Strategy, National Women’s Law Center
The event will feature Spanish- as well as English-speaking leaders.
Also speaking will be representatives from The American Association of University Women; Futures Without Violence; Mormon Women for Ethical Government; National Council of Jewish Women; National Network to End Domestic Violence; National Partnership for Women & Families; Planned Parenthood; Ultra Violet; and YWCA.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 23 at 12pm ET
WHERE: House Triangle