Thank AG Ferguson for Suing to Protect Immigrants

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined a lawsuit this week along with AGs from 12 other states to put a stop to Trump's cruel revised public charge rule. This rule, which goes into effect in October, would deny green cards to immigrants if they are "likely" to use a wide array of public assistance programs. Here's what our Attorney General had to say about the rule change:

“It forces families into an impossible choice — to sacrifice their dream of becoming Americans in order to provide health care, food or a roof over their children’s heads, or let their families go without in order to remain in the country. This rule is un-American, anti-immigrant and unlawful.”

In his legal complaint, Ferguson explicitly cites the administration's failure to address the concerns expressed in the over 260,000 public comments left on the rule - so THANK YOU to everyone who left a comment on the proposed rule last year when we asked you to do so!

Let's thank Bob Ferguson today for standing up for Washington's immigrant community, and for continuing to be aggressive in fighting the Trump Administration. You can email him here:

https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ContactForm.aspx

Background links:

https://crosscut.com/2019/08/un-american-anti-immigrant-and-unlawful-wa-sues-trump-administration-over-revised-public

https://www.vox.com/2019/8/12/20802613/trump-public-charge-immigration-rule-change-explained-marielena-hincapie

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Events:

Seattle Indivisible Meeting - WAISN Deportation Rapid Response Training

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council (321 16th Ave S)

This week's Seattle Indivisible meeting will feature an information session and training on the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network's Rapid Response Teams. Learn how you can help our local immigrant community deal with the climate of fear and respond to raids by ICE.

Phonebank Training w/ Puget Sound's Progressive Coalition

Sister District Puget Sound

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

Seattle, WA

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phonebank-training-w-puget-sounds-progressive-coalition-tickets-68287819707

"Join fellow activists at Code Blue WA, Wallingford Indivisible and Sister District Puget Sound as we learn the ins and outs of making calls to voters with Guest Trainer, Sister District's Organizing Manager and Obama 2008 Field Organizer, Neal Morgan. We make our biggest impact on a close election from afar by TALKING with our voters and collecting data that helps canvassers on the ground have the right conversations with the right voters.

"Our training will be followed by hands-on experience making calls in support of our two Virginia legislature candidates Debra Rodman and Josh Cole. This event will jumpstart phonebanking in and around Seattle for the final weeks of the campaign."