Kids in Cages, What You Can Do to Help

Official Daily Action for Wednesday June 26, 2019

DON'T FORGET TO JOIN US FOR DEBATE WATCH PARTIES TONIGHT AND TOMORROW (details under events below)

Just a few days ago, Trump abruptly cancelled the widespread immigration raids he had been planning for Sunday. He has been using the threat of these raids to try to force congress to give him more power and money to harm people coming to our country in need of our help.

At the same time, we've begun getting reports of horrifying conditions inside these camps, where children are filthy, hungry, and unsupervised. Several children have died in ICE custody. So, now is the time to stand up against these crimes committed by our government in our names.

Action: Ask MOCs to investigate abuses, help people in custody, and cut funding for further harm.

  • 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

"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I’m outraged and appalled by the reports of abuses of detained immigrants, from massive overcrowding to denial of necessary medical care to children. I urge [Rep/Senator] to demand a robust investigation of immigration enforcement practices and detention conditions, deny additional funding to ICE and CBP, and allocate adequate funding to immigration courts to ensure timely processing of asylum applications. President Trump is using the threat of widespread immigration raids to extort legislative concessions that would allow him to create more horror at the border. Do not give in to his extortion."

Bonus Action

Below are some organizations that are helping immigrants caught up in Trump's horrifying immigration policies. If you can, donate money or volunteer time to help.

Small donations add up, so don’t fear if your contribution is modest.

They have many volunteer needs, you can do things like:

Background

Events

PRIMARY DEBATE WATCH PARTIES TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT!
6:00 PM June 26 and 27
Floating Bridge Brewing
722 NE 45th St, Seattle, Washington 98105

Join us to watch the primary debates and have beer

TRANS PRIDE PARADE
Saturday June 28
5 PM at Cal Anderson Park

Good News

Tiffany Caban has won her race to be the next District Attorney in Queens, NY.

“I am a 31-year-old, queer Latina public defender whose parents grew up in the Woodside Housing projects,” she continued. “And I decided to run. I ran because for too long, too many communities in Queens hadn’t had a fair shot in our criminal justice system.”

https://www.thenation.com/article/tiffany-caban-queens-da-katz/