OUR SENATORS LET US DOWN—LET’S HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE
Come help us hold our Senators accountable at this week’s Resist Trump Tuesday rally and meeting with senate staff. We’ve all heard the reports of squalid conditions in immigrant detention camps. A show-down ensued last week over funding—if Congress allocated billions to Homeland Security, would they put safeguards in place to make sure the Trump administration spent the money helping immigrants and not expanding imprisonment? Both of our Senators let us down by voting for a $4.59 Billion Homeland Security Funding bill that did not include ANY accountability safeguards to make sure the Trump administration uses the funds to help immigrants and we’re fuming!
The House version of the bill was replete with detail re how the administration could and could not spend the money, but Mitch McConnell wouldn’t negotiate, saying the Senate bill passed 84-8 so he didn’t have to compromise. “I blame Senate Democrats first and foremost for putting us in this position,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Come hear what is and what isn’t in the $4.59 Billion funding bill our Senators voted for, how this just gave the Trump administration a blank check and let our senate staffers know that we expect better from Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell.
The Resist Trump Tuesday rally with speaker and live music is 11:45AM-12:30PM, immediately followed by our meeting with Sen. Murray’s and Sen. Cantwell’s staff from 12:30-1:30PM. Come join us; we need your voice!