On December 10th, 2018 we were while gathering with more than 400 people of faith, veterans, and supporters calling for an end to border militarization and for humane immigration policies that respect the rights and dignity of all people. We did so in solidarity with our migrant siblings who continue to be dehumanized, caged, abused, tear gassed and killed by the United States government.
After our arrests, the four of us could not in good conscience plead guilty for standing up to a government doing violence to assert borders it created through genocide. The Federal Government has decided to prosecute our case and will take us to trial on Monday, October 28. We believe it is the US Government who should be on trial, not us. We are fundraising to support our travel costs to appear on trial in San Diego, California, additional funds raised will support migrant justice work.
Thank you so much for your generous support!
In addition to donating, you are also invited to join us at a rally preceding our trial, outside the Edward J. Schwartz United States Courthouse starting at noon on October 28 at 221 West Broadway in San Diego. A press conference will be held in the same location outside the courthouse immediately after the trial concludes. Be in touch with us here if you plan to come or want any additional details.
Love & solidarity,
Wendy Barranco, US Army combat veteran (Iraq occupation)
Brittany Ramos DeBarros, US Army combat veteran (Afghanistan occupation)
Jorge Bautista, Reverend
Rae Abileah, Jewish clergy