Activists flood more than 700 marches, from immigrant-friendly cities like New York and Los Angeles to conservative Appalachia andWyoming.
WASHINGTON — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: “No more children in cages,” and “What’s next? Concentration Camps?”
In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday across America, moved by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, in the latest act of mass resistance against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Trump has backed away from family separations amid bipartisan and international uproar. His “zero tolerance policy” led officials to take more than 2,000 children from their parents as they tried to enter the country illegally, most of them fleeing violence, persecution or economic collapse in their home countries.
Those marching Saturday demanded the government quickly reunite the families that were already divided.
.Back Row, Left to right: Pepi, Annette, Joyce, Amy, Rouanna, Katharine, Linda, Dottie
Front Row: Left to right: Jean, Trudy, Donna, Laurie, Mariah, Barb
Raging Grannies Eugene kicked off the event with two powerful Granny songs:
"My Country, Who's Next? Me? (Revised by Lee, Tucson Gaggle)
"Act or you'll be Gone! High School Awakening (Words by Corinne Willinger, NYC Raging Grannies)
"GRANNIES" (LEFT TO RIGHT)" MARIAH, AMY, BARB, JEAN
"FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER"
Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy
By The Associated Press
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at 4:38 PM
March 24, 2018
Thousands rally in downtown Eugene to protest gun violence
IN THE BEGINNING... THERE WAS A PERFORMANCE BY THE CORVALLIS AND PORTLAND GRANNIES ON THE STEPS OF THE CAPITOL IN SALEM.
THE ISSUE WAS HEALTH CARE FOR ALL.
MARVELOUS!!! SERIOUS AND YET WHIMSICAL!!! UNIQUELY DRESSED!!! GRANNIES TELLING IT LIKE IT IS!!!
"WE (EUGENE) NEED ONE OF THOSE!!!"
AND SO THE BIRTH OF THE EUGENE GRANNIES!!! AND ON MARCH 9TH WE CELEBRATED 5 YEARS AS A GAGGLE!!! WHAT GLORIOUS AND GIFTED GRANNIES HAVE COME TOGETHER, ALL WITH A PASSION
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD.
WHAT AN HONOR TO SHARE THIS JOURNEY WITH THEM!!!
WHAT'S A PARTY WITHOUT GIFTS!!!
With local youths leading the way, thousands of area residents took to the streets of downtown Eugene on Saturday to join a national call to action to end gun violence at schools.
The local “March for Our Lives” event occurred more than five weeks after a killing spree at a Parkland, Fla., high school left 17 people dead and less than two months before the 20th anniversary of the deadly shooting at Thurston High School in Springfield.
In remarks often angry and defiant, speakers, many of them high school students, decried on the steps of the U.S. Courthouse how lax gun laws have allowed school shootings to become commonplace. Those shootings have left dozens dead and communities traumatized, while politicians turn a deaf ear to the public uproar over the carnage, speakers said.
They said students increasingly learn in an environment of anxiety and fear, as fire alarms — once a classroom nuisance — quicken pulses and their curriculum now includes drills on how to survive if a gunman opens fire in a school hallway.
“I shouldn’t have to wake up and go to school wondering if I’m going to make it back home later that day,” Churchill High School senior Tamara Hernandez-Cruz told the crowd.
Teenage students from Florida who emerged as national figures after the Feb. 14 shooting flew to Washington, D.C., to address the largest “March for Our Lives” rally, with organizers placing the crowd size there at around 800,000.
Thousands more marched in Boston, New York, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle and dozens of other cities. Protests were held around the world, with dozens in Europe and a scattering of others elsewhere.
At many rallies, there was barely a mention of the expelled student who returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people. Instead, the wrath of speakers fell on political leaders who they said had sold out to the National Rifle Association in refusing to support limits on gun ownership.
Our Beloved "Granny" Ruth
By Christian Hill
March 25, 2018
"GRANNIES" (LEFT TO RIGHT): LINDA, DONNA AND KATHARINE
C E L E B R A T I O N T I M E ! ! !
M A R C H 2013 - 2018
MARCH 6, 2018
CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF
WITH LOVING MEMORIES
THANK YOU EUGENE GRANNIES!!!
YOUR SPRING FLOWERS BRING JOY TO MY GARDEN!!!
VIDEO BY OUR ADOPTED "GRAMPA" DONALD EWING
Large crowd gathers in Eugene as we kick off protest. Granny Joyce writes: My feedback is about our "Families Belong Together" performance. Since I parked on the street across from the courthouse, I had to stay until the event was over. Well, my staying was almost as much fun as our performance. While I waited and walked around, 4 individual women came up to me and asked how they could be a raging granny. I directed them to our website. One woman, who came to the U.S. as a child with her parents,said that she cried when she heard us sing. I was really moved by the positive feedback we got. Ready to rage on!
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