July 23, 2018 Press Releases

Rep. Mike Capuano and Rep. Luis Gutierrez Fight for Families Across the District

BOSTON – Last Friday, U.S. Representative Michael E. Capuano and U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez held events across the 7th Congressional district to fight for immigrant families. The day focused on families ripped apart by President Trump’s policies; Americans displaced from their homes in Puerto Rico; and families in the district working to build small businesses in their communities. Rep. Capuano, who has been endorsed by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, has a strong record of working with Rep. Gutierrez to stand up for these issues both in his district and across the country.

“We need to keep fighting so that children don’t have to worry about losing their mom and their dad,” said Rep. Gutierrez. “This fight for families is for everyone worried about their Temporary Protected Status, or the DREAMers just trying to contribute to the country they’ve always known as home, or the working families trying to provide a better life for their families. We’re here to stand up for them, and we’re not backing down.”

Rep. Capuano echoed Rep Gutierrez call to action, urging everyone to keep up the fight to hold Donald Trump accountable and support working families. 

“I want to remind people, don’t ever give up. Never stop pushing for what’s right,” said Rep. Capuano. “I know how badly we need reform. I went to the Texas border, and saw the crisis of family separation first hand. That’s why I filed the Reunite Separated Families Act to end the cruel policy of ripping immigrant families apart. And that’s why Luis and I will not stop fighting until every family in America is treated equally and given a fair shot.”

The day kicked off in Chelsea at the Pan Y Cafe, where Chelsea City Councilors Roy Avellaneda, Cal Brown, and Leo Robinson greeted Rep. Capuano and Rep. Gutierrez and walked with community members about how they’re fighting for working families in Congress.

Rep. Capuano and Rep. Gutierrez then held a roundtable discussion on immigration and protecting families at the Chelsea Collaborative with members of the community.

The day finished at The Puddington in Mission Hill where Rep. Capuano and Rep. Gutierrez held a Fight for Families community town hall after being introduced by activist Maria Sanchez.

Rep. Capuano and Rep. Gutierrez ended the day by pledging to continue the fight for working families in Congress and to stand up to Donald Trump until he stops his attacks on families across America. 

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