Both Representative Jayapal and Representative Smith were unsuccessful in preventing "Emergency" DHS funding, but not due to their efforts. They both fought hard, took the difficult votes, and rejected Trump's narrative.
We thank them for their fight!
On Friday, June 28th, Congress passed legislation that will provide more funding for President Trump’s inhumane immigration machine under the guise of wanting to help prevent the child abuse going on in camps across the country. Both Senators Murray and Cantwell voted to fund President Trump’s “Zero Humanity” immigration policy along with every single House representative in the Washington State delegation except for two.
Rep. Jayapal and Rep. Smith let us know we can count on them!
The story being spun, at the time, by the President and his allies was that the conditions in the camps were the fault of the Democrats. Trump said he was deeply concerned about the children and wanted to improve conditions, yet the democrats just would not provide any funding. This narrative is of course a lie, but we understand it still took an incredible amount of courage and political will to push back against it.
Everyone reading should be proud. Your persistent calling, emailing, and rallying made a difference! You are a large part of why only our reps voted against Trump’s “Zero Humanity” policy! Thank you!
Now, please let our MoCs know you appreciate it when they hear us. We understand we won't win sometimes, but we need our MoCs to keep up the fight. Right now is exactly when they need to hear our appreciation!
ACTION: Thank our Reps for having the fight to not accept Trump’s false narrative!
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106 Seattle - 206-674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180
“Hello, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I wanted to call to thank [MoC] for voting against H.R. 3401 and not giving Trump’s inhumane immigration machine a blank check. I understand how politically difficult this vote was and appreciate [MoC]’s leadership and willingness to push back against a false narrative.”
Tuesday: We Will Hold Our Senators Accountable!
Resist Trump Tuesday: Hold our Senators Accountable
11:45 a.m. outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building:
Senators Murray and Cantwell voted for the Senate version of the immigration funding bill last week. While the House bill had guardrails to prevent the Trump administration from using this money to imprison more people or build the wall, the Senate version did not.
We have our regular meeting with the Senate staffers on Tuesday. Let's make sure they know that this vote is completely unacceptable.
Friday Night July 12
Lights for Liberty vigils
Join us! Stand Up against Immigrant Detention:
Fri Jul 12th - 7pm Vigil | Occidental Square in Pioneer Square, Seattle
Fri Jul 12th - 7pm Vigil | Lights for Liberty Location Nearest You * Tacoma Union Station, South Seattle, Pioneer Square, Lower Queen Anne, West Seattle, Mercer Island, Federal Way, Edmonds, Redmond and more...
Lights For Liberty will be holding Friday night vigils around the country from 7- 9 pm to show that we stand in solidarity with immigrants who are under attack by the Trump administration.
* find your location at www.lightsforliberty.org #LightsforLiberty #EndDetention
Saturday afternoon July 13
Lights on Detained People - NWDC Northwest Detention Center Community Building Picnic
Sat Jul 13th at 12:30 p.m. | Northwest Detention Center (1623 E Jay St in Tacoma, WA)
At the specific request of those directly impacted, Saturday (July 13) will be a NOISIER Community day of SUPPORT at the NW Detention Center in Tacoma. We need lots of powerful voices so all detained people and any visiting families can hear our support. We also will learn meaningful ways we can help in the sustained fight against immigrant detention, such as:
- Contribute to the Fair Bond Fund and Free Our Neighbors Bond fund https://fairfightbondfund.org https://www.freeourneighbors.org/
- Sign up to volunteer at the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network https://medium.com/@waisn/building-our-defense-line-under-the-threat-of-immigration-raids-a9f721583267