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Immigration Advocates Rally in downtown San Jose CA

Two weekends ago, Saturday the 14th to be exact and prior to the Women's March, Aaron and I joined several hundred others at an Immigrtion Advocates Rally at San Jose City Hall and March to Cesar Chavez Park. 1 & 2_Gathering at City Hall; 3_A particularly adorable demonstrator; 4_Marching; 5_Speaking is San Jose's US Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.

We had such a wonderful time! The rally, while mainly focused on immigration, was also solidly behind the idea of unity as many minorty issues were addressed. Aaron, at first was a little unsure just what was being accomplished, after all this is only his second rally.  But the speakers brought that home for him, made their message clear. Solidarity. Unity. Resistance. That what makes this country great is that we
are a nation of immigrants each of which adds its own unique color to our national tapestry. And that everyone deserves a chance. One San Jose Councilmember told the story of how he here undocumented as a very samll child. Now he's in government having become a citizen three years ago. That's the way!!!

Tags: personal_political_social, san jose
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