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
"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."
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.
Fair Fight Immigrant Bond Fund (https://fairfightbondfund.org/donate/)
This is our bond fund in WA state.
Al Otro Lado (https://alotrolado.org/take-action/donate/)
A very important legal assistance organization operating on both sides of the border
Provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families and refugees.
Project Corazon Travel Fund (https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/travel-fund-overview)
Covers travel costs for pro bono (volunteer) lawyers and law students to go to the border and detention centers to provide free legal help to immigrants.
If you have frequent flyer miles you are never going to use, donate them to Miles 4 Migrants (https://www.miles4migrants.org/) or here (https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/donatemiles)
Join the WA Immigrant Solidarity Network Facebook group . Attend one of their meetings and meet the people in your community working to defend against these attacks. https://www.facebook.com/WAimmigrantsolidaritynetwork/
They have many volunteer needs, you can do things like:
Accompany people to their immigration hearings, ICE check-ins, civil courthouse matters, etc. (https://actionnetwork.org/forms/accompaniment-volunteer)
Support neighbors and friends in the event of an ICE raid or community emergency (physically show up, be witnesses, organize to keep our communities safe, etc.) (https://actionnetwork.org/forms/wa-rapid-response-volunteer-team)
Serve as a sponsor for an asylum seeker (to be released from detention, a person seeking asylum has to have a sponsor). This is a big responsibility but the network will know how to get you started
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
Donate to provide additional security at the event https://www.transprideseattle.org/donate2019
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.”