Mayor asking residents to join rally welcoming refugees

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville’s mayor is asking residents to join a community rally to show the city’s solidarity with victims of recent terrorist attacks while welcoming immigrants fleeing those same extremist groups.

The Courier-Journal reports ( ) Mayor Greg Fischer is lending his voice to the event in the wake of Congress’ bipartisan vote last week to halt the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq to the U.S. The rally is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Jefferson Square Park

In a statement, Fischer said that “on the week of Thanksgiving, we must celebrate and give thanks that we are a nation of immigrants.”

According to Fischer’s office, the rally is being organized by the city’s Compassionate Louisville campaign along with Pakistani Americans for Compassion and Education and local Islamic centers.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,


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