Tell your Representative: #DefundHate

The White House has asked for an additional $4.5 billion in "emergency" border funding, including over $1 billion to the Department of Homeland Security. This is money that will go straight to Trump's deportation machine.

We didn't elect a Democratic majority to help fund ICE and CBP. They need to use their power to cut this funding. It should be reduced to at least the funding levels from the Obama administration (FY16).

Representative Jayapal, along with Representative Torres and Representative Chu, have been circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter asking the House Appropriations Committee to decline this funding request. Ask Representative Smith to sign on to this letter.

Action: Ask your Representative to #DefundHate

If you live in the 7th Congressional District:

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

Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I'm calling to thank Congresswoman Jayapal for her leadership in stopping the Administration's supplemental funding request to DHS.”

If you live in the 9th Congressional District:

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

Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I'm calling to ask Representative Smith to sign on to the Jayapal-Torres-Chu 'Dear Colleague' letter asking the House Appropriations Committee to reject the Administration's supplemental funding request for DHS.”

References:

https://indivisible.org/resource/tell-your-representative-defund-hate

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/01/trump-asks-congress-for-4point5-billion-more-in-emergency-border-money.html

Reminder: Meeting Today

May 7, 2019 (1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month)

7pm-9pm

Washington State Labor Council

321 16th Ave S.

This week's Seattle Indivisible meeting will be a Swingleft LETTER-WRITING PARTY TO REGISTER VOTERS in a crucial swing state. Please RSVP here if you are coming: https://actionnetwork.org/events/pizza-and-prose-letter-writing-party-with-seattle-indivisible

At the Washington State Labor Council in the Central District, 321 16th Avenue S. 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.