Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea Among DC-Area Clergy to Hold White House Rally to Save TPS ​​

October 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, October 17th at 11 a.m., local interfaith clergy will host a rally to call on the Trump administration to preserve Temporary Protective Status (TPS), a program which gives legal status to people fleeing war or natural disaster. For hundreds of thousands of people in the United States who fled from different countries, this is a moral imperative. Clergy and community leaders will meet in front of the White House to ask the Trump administration to make the wise and humane choice.

Rally to call on the Trump administration to extend Temporary Protective Status for all ten countries and keep our families and communities whole

Tuesday, October 17th at 11 a.m.


Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001


Rev. Maria Swearingen, Senior Co-Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church
Ms. Corina Lopez, TPS holder from El Salvador and member, Calvary Baptist Church Other faith and community leaders
Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. & Canada
Pastor Jean Willeme Thomas, President, Haitian Coalition of Delmarva, & Pastor, Federalsburg Haitian Church of the Nazarene, Federalsburg, Md.



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