08:45 amClick to Register
Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
Portland, OR, United States
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO PANDEMIC. Will be rescheduled for sometime in June….pending status.
In August of last year Anna Claire Bowen was arrested by federal agents in the driveway of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. Initially she was charged with blocking the driveway and disobeying a lawful order. The charge of blocking the driveway has now been dropped and they have added “Creating a disturbance.”
Her trial date is April 3rd.
How many times have we all shown up to stand against the deliberate injustice of our nations immigration laws? How many of us have stood in front of the ICE Building and demanded it be shut down, screamed abolish ICE, camped in the driveway, “created a disturbance”?How many of us have sacrificed our freedom for those who have none?
We are all Anna.
Anna is fighting for our first amendment rights. For all of us who have demonstrated in front of that building and for the rights of our immigrant communities. We have to show up for her.
We will meet in front of the Federal courthouse at 8:45am on April 3rd and at 9:00 we will pack the courtroom in solidarity. (those of you who can’t or prefer not to can remain outside with signs and banners or any other protest art)
Please be respectful of the space and of the judicial process. We are there to support Anna and to show the courts that we do not stand for ICE in our communities – and that we will continue to confront them on their doorstep as is our first amendment rights.
Rally your organizations, spread the word through your networks and invite all of your friends.