Greater Palatine Area Democrats welcomes to our July 22 public meeting the organizer and speakers from last week's Lights for Liberty protest of detention centers on the border. Erika Burch, organizer of the Arlington Heights rally, Alan Bosslet, whose adult daughters are volunteering on the border, and Hal Snyder from Save the Children Action Network will join the conversation. Burch, pictured here in a Hawaiian shirt with our Illinois Sen. Ann Gillespie, 27th Dist., at the rally, started the local Stand on Every Corner movement last summer in Mount Prospect. The rally drew a couple hundred people who lined Northwest Highway in downtown Arlington Heights on a Friday night. And it made the front page of the Daily Herald! Many thanks to Snyder, who provided some of these photos, and who is pictured below, in the center, with other members of SCAN at the rally. GPAD is thrilled to have Burch, Bosslet and SCAN join us for a conversation about what we here in the Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Hoffman Estates and Inverness area can do for people seeking asylum on the border, and how regular folks can organize to create a movement. Join us! 7 p.m. Palatine Library -- sign up here!