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No ban! No all sanctuary for all!

  • Old State Captiol State Historic Site 1 North Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, IL, 62701 United States (map)

There is group of people called the "Minutemen" who are forming a protest at the Lincoln Statue.

These people are threatening to make citizen's arrests for those who stand in solidarity with a bill that would make Illinois a sanctuary state. (Meaning that IL would not actively aid ICE raids, deporting undocumented immigrants.) They claim that people in support of this bill should be tried as “an accessory to crimes committed by 'illegal aliens'".

These xenophobic and racist people must not be given a platform to spread their divisive hatemongering. We must stand in solidarity with all immigrants. We must raise our voices to advocate Illinois as a sactuary state.

Our call to action:

-We plan to meet at 11, at the Old State Capital Plaza to gather and group.
- We will walk to 2nd St, in front of the Lincoln Statue, at 11:50. 
- If you arrive late, just go to the statue on 2nd St.
-We have king sized sheet banners to block these racists from the view of the street, so their visibility and message is lessened.
-If we do not block the sidewalk, we are within our legal rights to block this protest
-We can be louder. We can be stronger. We can stand together in closer unity.

Please join us in our effort to show that the greater Springfield communities stand united against hate.

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