ASHLAND — Gibbs Watch, a local activist group, demonstrated against current immigration policies outside of the Ashland office of Representative Bob Gibbs Thursday afternoon.
Gibbs Watch member Erin Leatherman attended the demonstration with her husband and two children and felt it was important to publicly demonstrate even after President Trump’s executive order halting the policy that separated children from their parents. She explained that it was important to her that her children learn to stand up for what was right, especially because children were being hurt by the Trump administration’s policy.
“We’re here to stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves,” Leatherman said. “I’m a little bit worried that the [executive order] isn’t going far enough and that people that can’t protect themselves are still being hurt, being marginalized. This comes from a religious perspective for us and so we could go and worship with those that believe like us, but without telling others that we don’t agree with what’s going on — I feel like it’s not enough.”
ASHLAND — The News was told to leave a meeting between Gibbs Watch, a Knox County-based activist group, and staffers of Representative Bob Gibbs at the Ashland County Office Building in the Ashland commissioners meeting room.
The group was meeting with Gibbs’ staffers to discuss current immigration policies.