Reunite Families Now!

We've called once about this already, but the coverage ended up buried by the Mueller Report. This issue should be front page news yet many people have no idea of the true scale of harm caused. So we're going to push this issue until it gets the attention it deserves!

Saturday, April 7, marked the one-year anniversary of Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy of family separation. Friday, April 6, in a court filing, the Trump administration asked the court for up to two years to reunite separated children with their families.

Why so long?

In the same court filing, the Trump administration admitted the real number of children separated under the controversial “Zero Tolerance” policy was MUCH higher than we previously thought.

Approximately 47,000 children were separated from their families between July 1, 2017, and June 25, 2018.

The ACLU released a statement in response:

“The administration refuses to treat the family separation crisis it created with urgency. We strongly oppose any plan that gives the government up to two years to find kids. The government swiftly gathered resources to tear families apart. It must do the same to fix the damage.”

We agree.

Two more years is not acceptable. Two years is an eternity in a child's mind to be cut off from a parent. The irreparable harm being caused is undeniable.

This must be a top priority.

Action:

Let our MoCs know we have zero tolerance for state-sanctioned child abuse!

• Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106; Seattle - 206-674-0040

• Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901; Renton - 425-793-5180

• Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

• Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Script:

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. On Friday the Trump administration asked in court for up to two years to reunite children separated from their families under the inhumane “zero tolerance” policy. We also learned the scale of the damage is much larger than we thought. Close to fifty thousand children still need to be reunited with their families. Two years is not an acceptable time frame. This must be a top priority. I’m asking [MoC] to speak out, introduce legislation, and to do everything possible within their power to keep this in the news until the administration responds with action to reunite all children with their families in an immediate timeframe.”

Background

https://www.axios.com/migrant-children-family-separation-policy-e9158a8b-17ff-4bb9-a225-2b0927985ad6.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/07/us-wants-2-years-to-id-migrant-kids-separated-from-families.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-border-children-family-separation-identify-filing-zero-tolerance-a8858316.html

Action 2:

We are heartbroken and pained by the attack that took place at Chabad of Poway Synagogue.

If you can swing it, use the link below to show your support and solidarity during this time of need by making a donation.

https://www.chabadpoway.com/templates/fundraising/default_cdo/aid/4365672/jewish/Campaign.htm