The Director of WA DOL Must Go!

OFFICIAL DAILY ACTION for Wednesday, February 28th:

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

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From our Attorney General’s lawsuits against Trump’s shameful Muslim ban to this week’s establishment of an Immigrant and Refugee Commission by the King County Council, Washington State has been a leader in defense of immigrant rights against the Trump regime. But the revelation last month that the WA Dept. of Licensing failed to comply with Governor Inslee’s Executive Order prohibiting use of state agency resources to identify or apprehend immigrants for violations of federal immigration laws is an unforgivable breach of trust. We know that DOL’s violation of this Executive Order has already unleashed ICE  against one prominent immigrant activist, and it may have put many more of our neighbors and friends at risk of deportation by sharing their personal information with ICE.

Such a betrayal of our state’s values cannot be fixed by a few bureaucratic changes. The Latino Civic Alliance is calling for the resignation or termination of DOL director Koehler. The department needs new leadership before the agency we depend on for driver’s license and vehicle registration can be trusted again.

Action:  Call Governor Inslee and ask him to fire WA DOL Director Pat Koehler

Gov. Jay Inslee: (360) 902-4111

Sample Script

“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I’m calling to support the Latino Civic Alliance’s call for the termination of Pat Koehler, the Director of the Washington Department of Licensing for DOL’s violation of the Governor’s Executive Order 17-01. Her agency facilitated the Trump administration’s attacks on our immigrant neighbors and friends by giving their personal information to ICE, against the Governor’s orders. She must be held accountable.”

References and links

http://www.king5.com/article/news/politics/immigrants-groups-call-for-dol-director-to-step-down/281-518959747

https://crosscut.com/2018/02/prominent-activist-among-immigrants-exposed-state-dol

http://www.latinocivicalliance.com/

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GOOD NEWS

Washington's Legislature has approved a ban on “bump stocks” used to increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic rifles.  

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-legislature-passes-bump-stock-ban/

 MORE GOOD NEWS

Jared Kushner has lost his access to Top Secret information.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/us/politics/jared-kushner-security-clearance-trump.html

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