Stop Congress from criminalizing immigrants

Official group action for Tuesday, September 12, 2017:


Events Today

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally

Noon, Henry M. Jackson Federal Building

This month's Trump Tuesday rally will be guest-hosted by Save The Children Action Network, as the focus will be on how the Trump agenda threatens the wellbeing of children. Leslie Brown will MC, and speakers will address threats to Head Start and Children's Health Insurance Program, as well as equal access for immigrant children to early learning, education, and health care programs. Following the rally, we will be going inside the Federal Building for our meeting with Senate staffers. Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/144478626156382

Biweekly All-Hands Meeting: Special Guest Presentation from De-Escalate Washington

6:30 p.m., Garfield Community Center

Join us as Sophia, the Volunteer and Events Coordinator from De-Escalate Washington, updates us on this vital ballot initiative.The meeting will also include break-out groups for Fundraising, Rapid Response, I-490 Campaign, and Communications.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1976451299259116


Donate to Hurricane Irma relief

Hurricane Irma has obliterated the infrastructure of several island nations throughout the Caribbean. We have yet to fully calculate the damage it has done to Florida.

Below we’ve provided a list of organizations providing help both in the US and throughout the Caribbean:

https://secure2.oxfamamerica.org/page/content/emergency_hurricaneirma/

https://www.hands.org/projects/hurricane-irma-response/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-irma-relief-fund/


Daily Action

Today, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act. This bill gives the Department of Homeland Security wide latitude to detain and deport immigrants which it claims are associated with crime or gang activity. Notably, an immigrant can be targeted for “gang affiliation” without being charged with an actual crime. We must stop this bill!

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Pramila Jayapal (7th District)

DC - 202-225-3106 Seattle - 206-674-0040

Adam Smith (9th District)

DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180

Example script:

“Hello, my name is [name], and I’m calling from [city, zip]. I’m calling about the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, which I’m concerned will provide ICE with broad authority to detain and deport immigrants who haven’t been charged with an actual crime. I urge you to vote no on this dangerous bill.”

Background:

“The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act criminalizes immigrants, including those fleeing gang violence, and allows more of them to be detained and deported. It also affects vulnerable populations such as asylum seekers, TPS holders, and unaccompanied children.”

--From the Indivisible Guide

How ICE uses “gang ties” to arrest immigrants who have not been charged with a crime:

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2017/08/28/how-ice-uses-secret-police-databases-to-arrest-immigrants#.W1dQYc26Y


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