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Running to Resist

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BENEFITING: National Immigration Law Center

ORGANIZER: Kelsey

EVENT DATE: Feb 19, 2017

Jess Hallam

THE STORY:

Kelsey Murrell wrote -

We are American expats (and a few concerned Brits & Europeans) in the UK who have been saddened and outraged at the Trump administration’s violations of civil and human rights via its numerous un-American executive orders and polices. We wish we could join the protests and the incredible activists who are rallying and fighting for immigrants' rights on the ground. It is driving us mad enough, being so far away from home, that we almost called this campaign "Sprinting for Sanity."

Trump's recent executive order has suspended the refugee admissions program for 120 days; indefinitely banned Syrian refugees; and halted travel for nationals, including lawful US residents, from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. This executive order, as seems to be characteristic of many of his proposed and implemented programs, is a gross violation of fundamental rights, both civil and human. It is unlawful and contrary to fundamental American values.

After floundering as to how we can help, we’ve decided to channel our (many) feelings into some productive running. We’ll be racing in the RunThrough Greenwich Park 5k & 10k on Sunday, February 19th, and hope that you will join us in supporting an important organization that is working around the clock to protect and defend the rights of immigrants and refugees: the National Immigration Law Center (NILC).

NILC is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants, and jointly filed the lawsuit (made on behalf of two immigrants being detained at JFK airport) which won the nationwide stay on Trump’s unlawful executive order on January 28th. Find out more about NILC here: https://www.nilc.org/about-us/what_we_do/

 

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  • Stephanie

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  • Jeremy

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  • Jef McAllister and Ann Olivarius

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The Team: $2,635 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kelsey Murrell

Amount Raised

$1,195

 

30% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Jess Hallam

Amount Raised

$500

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Brooke Eastman

Amount Raised

$345

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Emma Goldberg

Amount Raised

$250

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Helen Caldwell

Amount Raised

$185

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Courtney Hagen

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$160

Donor Comments

Georgina and Ahuvia, Beri, Rasi and Lysander

Georgina and Ahuvia, Beri, Rasi and Lysander

DONATION: $25

Behind all the way, just think of the next executive order and it will power you on! 7 months ago

Jef McAllister and Ann Olivarius

Jef McAllister and Ann Olivarius

DONATION: $250

Go team!! This is a contribution to all McO runners, which is easier to give to one (randomly chosen) member than to split it among you. We admire what you're doing and wish you a great race! 7 months ago

Jeremy

Jeremy

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Henry Tisch

Henry Tisch

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Mark Bram

Mark Bram

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Stephanie

Stephanie

DONATION: $50

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

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