Support Undocumented Veterans

On this Memorial Day, many in our country are unaware of the service that immigrants and undocumented veterans have given to our country:

  • About 10,644 non-citizens currently serve in the U.S. military
  • About 230 U.S. veterans have been deported after serving
  • Overall, an estimated 65,000 immigrants served in the military as of 2013, and about 20% of medal of honor recipients were born abroad

Two quick actions you can take:

1) Spread awareness of these facts on social media and/or to friends and family members who may have anti-immigrant sentiments

2) Email your Representatives (https://jayapal.house.gov/contact/email or https://adamsmith.house.gov/contact/email-me) and ask them to support Rep. Joaquín Castro's efforts to stop deportation of Veterans, and support citizenship for those who have served our country.

Sources:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/rep-joaqu-n-castro-leading-trip-mexico-meet-deported-veterans-n765251

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/reports/2013/11/08/79116/new-americans-in-our-nations-military/

Reminders:

How are you doing on your Stop Zombie Trumpcare recess checklist? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgbTHEehT-fcIY13BLkgfYGg-g9RKDz98EH0yoQ4p-ISqaNw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Remember that THIS TUESDAY is Seattle Indivisible 'Save Our Democracy' Activist Fair featuring Rep. Pramila Jayapal! Get your free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-our-democracy-activist-fair-tickets-34582618543

There is ALSO a Resist Trump Tuesday rally this week, May 30 at 11:45 outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, sponsored by Indivisible North Seattle: https://www.facebook.com/events/1023926381074119/