Not in Our Town Holds Solidarity Rally

Hundreds of resident packed the BCPA for the rally.

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Hundreds of people packed into the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts to show their support for immigrants and refugees

Community leaders and residents gathered to oppose the recent presidential actions, banning travel and immigration from seven different countries. Speakers at the rally urged the crowd to stand in solidarity with members of all races and religions. Both Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner and Normal Mayor Chris Koos reaffirmed their commitment to welcoming everyone into the Twin Cities.

According our news partner, WJBC, another group stood outside the BCPA in support of the policies. The group says its message was pro-citizen and pro-U.S.

The large gathering inside was hosted by the group Not in Our Town. Local elected officials were invited to the rally, including State Rep. Dan Brady.

He said, "It's important to come together and listen to people's concerns. But I think it's also important that we stand together and find that our strength is really in our differences. And so that's what we need to acknowledge and move forward."
 


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