On February 12, 2019 parents in Philadelphia and across the PA descended on Philadelphia City Hall for an action and public hearing to testify to the abuses of the Department of Human Services (DHS) and to demand an end to the forced separation of children from their parents. Philadelphia has the highest child removal and family separation in the U.S.
The following day, the PA Poor People’s Campaign Underground Railroad hosted a call in day for PPF member Jennina. Dozens called in to demand the Blair County custody office comply with the judge’s order to start visitations for her children immediately. Jennina has not heard a response from the custody office, and actions will continue.
This Friday, March 8th from 5-9 pm in Philadelphia join PA Poor People’s Campaign partner International Women’s Strike and Every Mother is a Working Mother to “Speak Out Against Family Separation!”