Don't Forget About Separated Families

Until recently, our energies were hyper-focused on ending the Trump administration’s cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers, and on reuniting the families that had been separated. Although thousands of immigrants are still being held in for-profit detention centers without trial or hearing, a lot of our focus has shifted to the crucial fight over the Supreme Court. We must not let the news cycle leave immigrant families in the dust - we should fight twice as hard on both fronts.

As usual, Rep. Jayapal is leading the way – she has co-sponsored a House bill to abolish ICE, a 15-yr-old agency that answers only to Trump and has been responsible for the harassment and inhumane treatment of immigrants for years. The bill proposes to shut down ICE within a year and replace it with a bipartisan agency that does not answer to the president.

Let’s call Rep. Jayapal to thank her for keeping focus on this issue, and call our other reps to ask them to step up!

Action: Abolish ICE

Remember to log your calls here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

Script for Rep. Jayapal:
“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am calling from [ZIP] to thank Rep. Jayapal for cosponsoring the House bill to abolish ICE. It sends an important signal that she cares about immigrant communities, and I am grateful that she is maintaining focus on this issue.”

Script for Rep. Smith:
“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am calling from [ZIP] to ask that Rep. Smith join Rep. Jayapal in co-sponsoring the House bill to abolish ICE. ICE has been responsible for the harassment and inhumane treatment of immigrants for years, and it is time to show immigrant communities that we hear their voices.”

Script for Senators:
“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am calling from [ZIP]. Rep. Pocan recently introduced a bill to the House that would abolish ICE, an agency that has been responsible for the harassment and inhumane treatment of immigrants for years.  And I'm excited that Washington State Congresswoman Jayapal is co-sponsoring this bill.  I would like to see [SENATOR] introduce companion legislation in the Senate.  It is time to show immigrant communities that we will not allow them to be cruelly harrassed and abused by ICE and its parent agency, CBP.  Thank you.”

Background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-ready-abolish-ice-legislation/2018/07/10/37b420d0-8478-11e8-8553-a3ce89036c78_story.html

Event TODAY: Attend #SaveSCOTUS Rally in Everett

What: Emergency Rally to #SaveSCOTUS
When: Thursday, July 12, 12:00 PM
Where: Everett District offices of Senators Murray and Cantwell, Everett, WA
RSVP Here: http://act.indivisible.org/event/save-scotus-actions/14800/signup/?akid=24029%2E4428%2Eu9QaU7