Make More Noise for Children Separated from Their Parents

Last month, Jeff Sessions rolled out a 'zero tolerance' policy that includes forced separation of children from their parents at the border. Yesterday we found out from the Washington Post that this has resulted in a 21% spike in migrant children held in custody without their parents, and the average time they spend in custody is increasing. They are filling up their detention centers with children, and are building more.  

Let's be clear: this is not a normal deterrence policy. It's a horrific human rights violation. Breaking up families has been a centerpiece of historical atrocities from antebellum slavery to the Holocaust and communist East Germany, and we need to speak out now before our government does worse. Let's call our representatives and ask them to fight and speak out again.

Action: Ask what your reps are doing to end this practice

Sen. Patty Murray:--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
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] and I am calling from [CITY]. I am outraged at Jeff Sessions' policy of separating migrant children from their families at the border. It is a human rights violation, and the number of children being held alone is going up. What are you doing to end this practice? Please continue to speak out about it."

If you can, please also join the National Day of Action for Children rally, this Friday at noon,  700 Stewart Street, to protest the enforcement of these policies by US Attorneys: https://www.facebook.com/events/170024137004122/

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