In solidarity with the National Prison Strike, more than 200 immigrants who are currently detained at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma announced on Tuesday that they were joining the strike. The immigrants at NWDC are on a hunger strike and work stoppage in response to the call for a national prison strike in the U.S.
This is their third hunger strike in 2018!
Their demands boil down to just wanting to be treated humanely:
- -Basic medical care for detainees.
- -End the practice of forced labor and guarantee minimum wage for work provided.
- -Allow visitation of relatives.
ICE is claiming there is no hunger strike going on at NWDC, but the picture attached is part of a letter released by the Northwest Detention Center Resistance. It is from an immigrant detained at NWDC and is part of the list of demands.
ACTION: Call ICE now and demand
- 1) ICE meet the hunger strikers' demands
- 2) GEO not retaliate against hunger strikers.
Acting Field Director, Bryan S. Wilcox
Field Office Main Telephone Line
Assistance Field Director (Detention), William Penaloza
Facility Main Telephone
253-779-6000 ext.1, wait for message, then dial ext 4.
Resist Trump Tuesday
Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
This week for Resist Trump Tuesday, we will join in solidarity with Hungry4Justice and Families Belong Together and Free.
We will meet at our regular time and location, then march over to the ICE office together.....Again! Their event is all day, but we want to take the time normally dedicated to our rally and show our support!
We will head back to the Federal Building for our normal meeting with the Senate Staff at 12:30. See you there!
Seattle Indivisible 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.