Sisters join immigration rally

Monday, July 2, 2018

Sr. Rose Marie Jasinski and Sr. Fran Gorsuch, pictured with Betty Lutz, joined crowds of people in Baltimore’s Patterson Park on Saturday, June 30 to protest the current immigration policy. The rally featured an array of speakers, including representatives of CASA of Maryland, the People’s Power Assembly, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Jews United for Justice, all of whom called for changes in administration policy. U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin and U.S. Reps. C. A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes also spoke. The gathering — dubbed the Immigrant Solidarity Rally — was scheduled as a local companion to the Keep Families Together rally that drew tens of thousands of protesters to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, as well as similar rallies in more than 700 cities across the country out against the policy of separating families trying to cross the US-Mexico border. The crowd, estimated at more than 1,000 people in Baltimore, later walked to Eastern Avenue where protesters lined up to chant and wave signs at passing traffic. Many drivers honked their horns or gave a thumbs up in solidarity.