• Press Release

“Don’t Forget These Children”: Families Belong Together Reminds Lawmakers Children Still Separated

November 13, 2020

On Monday, November 16, 2020, Families Belong Together — a national coalition fighting to permanently end family separation and incarceration under the U.S. immigration system — will hold an action on Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers of the hundreds of children still separated as a result of the Trump Administration’s inhumane family separation policy. 

According to a recent report, about one third of these 666 children were under five-years-old when they were separated years ago. 

See action details below:

WHO: Families Belong Together 

WHAT: An installation of 600+ teddy bears in and around a cage placed near Capitol Hill to represent the children still separated. The public will be able to write messages on-site to lawmakers, or scan an available QR code to navigate to an action page, to urge Congress to reunite these families immediately.

WHEN: 11:00am – 2:00pm ET on Monday, November 16, 2020. Please note: Press are
recommended to attend during the 11:30-12:30pm ET window.

WHERE: Across Union Square on 3rd St SW between Jefferson Dr SW and Madison Dr NW. See
location on Google Maps here

**FOR PRESS: To attend or to request photos/visuals for coverage, please RSVP with [email protected]** 

The Families Belong Together coalition includes nearly 250 different groups comprising tens of thousands of Americans from all backgrounds who have joined together to fight the Trump Administration’s cruel family separation and anti-immigrant agenda. Led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, MoveOn, the ACLU, FWD.us and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Families Belong Together coalition organized the National Day of Action that saw hundreds of thousands of people protest the family separation policy and other inhumane immigration policies at more than 780 events in all 50 states. The coalition is at the forefront of the fight to permanently end family separation and incarceration, immediately reunite all families who remain torn apart, reverse the Trump administration’s zero-humanity policy that created this crisis, and hold accountable anyone who has profited politically or financially from the suffering of these families.