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Indivisible Binghamton Leads Local Rally to Defund Hate

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Members of Indivisible Binghamton, a local grassroots organization, met at the Metrocenter Courtyard to rally against hate today at noon.

Local activists joined hundreds of other groups nationwide for a national day of action, calling for the defunding of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Protestors requested to prohibit ICE from receiving funding from taxpayers' money that could go toward other federal agencies.

As an official member of the Defund Hate Coalition, Indivisible Binghamton is against the mistreatment of those held in the detention centers along the border, and advocates for the safety of asylum seekers.

Immediately following the protest, activists visited the offices of Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) and Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) to call for funding cutbacks.