Support the Victims / Immigrant Action on May Day

April 21, 2017

Last night, over 150 ECCO community members gathered to mourn the passing of Lenny Clement and pray for Prince Belin, who were tragically shot while walking home on Sunday.  Together, we affirmed that in our Beloved Community, no one must stand alone.

ECCO Clergy and Community Bless Muriel Clement, Lenny’s Mother and ECCO Leader

 

Support The Victims

ECCO has set up the No One Stands Alone fund in Lenny’s memory.  The fund will help pay for Lenny’s funeral and Prince’s recovery, and in the future will support other ECCO community members in crisis.  To contribute, go to www.youcaring.com/NoOneStandsAlone., and please invite others to do the same.

 

May Day Action: A Day Without Immigrants

In his life, Lenny Clement modeled that no one should stand alone, even the most vulnerable among us.  Following Lenny’s example, on May 1st ECCO is coming together to insist that immigrant families must not stand alone as they face increasing attacks and intimidation.

 

Our immigrant leaders are joining a national “Day Without Immigrants” strike in order to demand permanent protection, dignity, and respect. They will choose not to go to work, not buy products, and not go to school, to demonstrate that our country cannot operate without its immigrant workforce and consumer base.

 Protestors from our sister group in Milwaukee, by Darren Hauck of Getty Image .

Day Without Immigrants by journalist Tim Fitzsimons.

 

ECCO is calling on YOU to stand with our immigrant leaders on May 1st to show that we ALL demand permanent protection, dignity, and respect for immigrants in this country, regardless of who is president.  Together, we will demonstrate that no one stands alone, that an attack on immigrants is an attack on our whole community.

 

Details

Teach In: 1-4pm, 112 Exchange St, Lynn

March and Rally: 4pm, March begins and ends at City Hall, followed by a rally, 3 City Hall Square, Lynn

RSVP: Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/ECCOMayDay

Publicize: Spread the word using this flyer and this bulletin announcement.

In solidarity,

Rabbi Margie

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