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'Not My Presidents Day' Rally Draws Protesters, Politicians In White Plains

Signage at "Justice Monday" rally in White Plains.
Signage at "Justice Monday" rally in White Plains. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
"Justice Monday" rally in White Plains.
"Justice Monday" rally in White Plains. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
President's Day rally in White Plains.
President's Day rally in White Plains. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The signs were impossible to miss Monday as passersby in their cars honked their horns and residents from across the area gathered at Renaissance Plaza in White Plains to protest President Trump's immigration policies in one of many "Not My Presidents Day” rallies across the country.

There were signs like "Immigrants Make America Great," "2/3 Trump's Wives Were Immigrants," "Keep Families Together," and "Westchester Welcomes Immigrants."

Close to 100 people gathered for the fourth "Justice Monday" protest  -- many with their kids in tow.

Among those in attendance Sen. George Latimer, State Assemblyman David Buchwald, County Legislators Catherine Borgia and Ken Jenkins and Mayra Hidalgo Salazar, executive director of the Hudson Valley Community Coalition.

The protest was sponsored by The Westchester Social Justice Community. Their rallying cry? "President Trump is not above the law."

A host of speakers, including an immigrant from Port Chester, spoke about the need for residents to speak to their legislators on a local level and press them to pass the immigrant protection act.

There was also discussion about the need to make voting in New York state easier.

For more information, go to www.wespac.org .

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