WA Legislature: Immigrants are Welcome Here

Official Daily Action for January 8th, 2019

While immigration policy paralyzes the federal government, we have a chance here in Washington State to stand up for immigrants. The Keep Washington Working Act failed to pass in the 2018 legislative session, but will be reintroduced in 2019, which begins next week with a stronger Democratic majority in the Legislature. It would guarantee that the state will not play an active part in helping remove people from the United States.

The law directs specific state agencies to review their confidentiality polices and identify changes necessary in order to make sure the agency is not compiling data which may be used by immigration enforcement agencies. It also prohibits state agencies from using their resources to investigate, enforce, cooperate with, or assist immigration enforcement agencies. And it prohibits local law enforcement agencies from transferring or holding individuals for federal immigration authorities, and prohibits local law enforcement agencies from placing people into federal custody solely because of immigration status.

ACTION: Ask Your State Legislators to Support the Keep Washington Working Act

Find your one State Senator and two State House Representatives (and save them to your phone if you haven’t already—it will be a long session):

http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

Suggested Script:

“My name is [NAME] and I am a constituent calling from [City or Neighborhood]. I would like [legislator NAME] to support the Keep Washington Working Act, to make sure that ALL Washingtonians feel safe to work, attend school, and thrive in our state.”

More information:

https://yakimaresponsenetwork.org/community-support/advocacy/keep-washington-working/

http://sdc.wastateleg.org/wellman/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/02/SB-5689-Keep-Washington-Working.pdf

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REMINDER: No Resist Trump Tuesday Rally today, but the weekly meeting is ON.

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Today, 7-9 p.m.

Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 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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DON’T JUST GO TO THE 2019 WOMXN’s MARCH- HELP OUT!

-Volunteer using this link:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/volunteer/

-Seattle Indivisible is also looking for volunteers for our part.

Volunteer with us and help with the food drive that weekend!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoEj7Y0goVWdjlKYl7LLEmbFWsWVIDiwh_qmx7ryQYt01cxw/viewform

- SWMF (the March organizers) has a way to go to reach their funding goals. Let’s help!

If you can donate, please do.

If you cannot, please share on social media to help spread the word to make the 2019 Seattle Womxn’s March the best yet!

https://www.gofundme.com/womxn039s-march-seattle-2019

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-Tae Phoenix has partnered with the Riveter to produce a pre-Womxn's March sign making party on 1/15. All proceeds go to offset SWMF costs. Tickets and more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-the-protest-sign-you-want-to-see-in-the-world-tickets-53985724756