On June 30th, Alamedans gathered on Park Street to protest the Trump administration's immigration policy and to show support to families who had been separated at the border. Vice Mayor Malia Vella (Co-President, Dem Club) and Councilmember Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft delivered messages of hope to families being torn apart at our border, and thanked those attending Alameda's "Keep Families Together" vigil, held in conjunction with rallies taking place nationwide.
The 300+ crowd gathered at Park and Santa Clara for a well received honk and wave after which the majority marched to Jackson Park for a rally. "As we head towards the 4th of July, let's remember that Civil Rights will forever be tied to this nations birthday." said Gaby Dolphin, closing the event. "It was then our Founding Fathers enshrined for posterity these sacred words: "..all men (and women) are created equally, endowed by their Creator with the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."