Be part of a Rapid Response Team to defend immigrant communities

To this day, OccupyNWDC holds nightly noise rallies at 9pm outside the NW Detention Center to show solidarity with folks being held in inhumane conditions. If you cannot make the trek to Tacoma, you can still do something. Regardless of your immigration status, knowing how to interact with ICE is vital, and it could save someone from being detained.

Action: Arm yourself with rapid-response information to combat ICE

This Wednesday, August 15th, Immigrant Solidarity Network is partnering with World Relief Seattle to host a Rapid Response training from 2pm-4pm at World Relief Seattle (841 Central Ave N, Ste C-106, Kent, Washington 98032) WA. In this training you will learn how to interact with ICE at home and work, how to document ICE activity, and how to become part of a rapid response team.

Event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1917709151863007/

If you cannot attend the training, please take time to print out United We Dream’s Know Your Rights fliers, or to write down the hotline for reporting ICE activity (1-844-724-3737). You can also print out the ACLU’s overview of immigration rights within the border zone (reminder: Seattle is in a border zone). Keep this information on you at all times. This way, if you encounter ICE attempting to detain immigrants, you can do something - you can call the hotline. If you know someone who's an immigrant, you can make sure they know their rights and what to do in case of ICE contact.

Resources:

- https://unitedwedream.org/heretostay/know-your-power/

- https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/immigrants-rights-and-detention/your-rights-border-zone

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Upcoming Events

Rally for Public Lands with Senator Maria Cantwell

Monday, 10:45-11:45 a.m.: 7201 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle 98115

https://www.facebook.com/events/497522710694803/

Join us on Monday to show support for America’s most important conservation program, the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)! Despite enormous bipartisan popularity, LWCF will expire in 51 days if Congress does not save it. This incredibly successful program uses zero taxpayer dollars and protects places all over our state and our country so that we all have the opportunity to get outside.

Senator Maria Cantwell is hosting a rally in Green Lake Park to urge Congress to save LWCF, our country’s most critical tool for preserving public lands large and small. Come over to the playfields next to Green Lake Community Center.

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Resist Trump Tuesday

Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Phone Bank Into Alaska to Pressure Sen. Murkowski's SCOTUS Vote

7-9 p.m.: Planned Parenthood, 2001 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA, 98122

https://www.facebook.com/events/276842793124202/

Seattle Indivisible is encouraging every member who can to volunteer to help with Planned Parenthood Votes' phone bank into Alaska! The goal is to call Alaska voters, patch them through to Senator Murkowski’s office, and have them leave a message asking her to block any SCOTUS nominee who doesn’t support Roe v Wade. Training and snacks will be provided!

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Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

This meeting venue is wheelchair accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.

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Good News:

"Rally by White Nationalists Was Over Almost Before It Began" - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/12/us/politics/charlottesville-va-protest-unite-the-right.html