Too Much at Stake: Don't Budge on Wall Funding

On Christmas eve, an 8-year-old child died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB). He was the second child this month that has died in border patrol custody. These deaths were tragedies. Trump's ill-conceived immigration policies are pushing families into harm's way; we cannot let things like this keep happening.

We must not give the Trump administration more money to generate more sloppy immigration barriers. Now that Christmas is over, the realities of the government shutdown might make a continued stand-off politically scary, but our representatives must not back down. Tell our congresspeople to continue to stand strong against more funding for the border wall - there is too much at stake to do otherwise.

Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106; Seattle - 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901; Renton - 425-793-5180

SCRIPT:

Hi, my name is [NAME], calling from [CITY]. Considering the boy who died in CBP custody on Christmas Eve, I’m calling to support [REP] in standing strong during this government shut down. I would like [REP] to continue to vote NO on any budget or continuing resolution that includes funding for the border wall, or that includes increased funding for ICE and Border Patrol. We support you staying strong and united against this xenophobic agenda, even if it means a lengthened government shut down. There is too much at stake to do otherwise.

BACKGROUND:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/guatemalan-boy-8-dies-immigration-custody-after-being-diagnosed-cold-n951826

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/as-partial-government-shutdown-heads-into-day-6-the-cold-reality-sinks-in/2018/12/26/e787c3f2-095e-11e9-88e3-989a3e456820_story.html

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 3: A NATIONAL INDIVISIBLE DAY OF ACTION

Mark your calendars! Please join us in the new year for a nationwide Indivisible Day of Action as the new Congress is sworn in. We will rally outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building on Thursday, January 3 at 10:45 a.m., followed by a Q & A with our House Congressional staffers:

Rally w/ Rep. DelBene, Jayapal & Smith Staff - 10:45-11:15

SIGN UP: https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/135834

Extended Q&A w/ Rep. DelBene, Jayapal & Smith Staff

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