Thursday, April 20, 2017

ACTION: Call to Stop Deportation in Safe Spaces

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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STOP THE DEPORTATION FORCE IN SAFE SPACES
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In January, President Trump signed an executive order that called for building a wall on the US/Mexico border and denial of federal funds to sanctuary cities (http://abcn.ws/2kza9Ta). Since then, the Trump Administration has increased the rate of deportations, and we have seen the results here in Oregon (http://bit.ly/2mMVzZb) -- but Oregon is fighting back.
- Three counties’ Sheriffs’ Offices have announced they will not honor ICE holds (http://bit.ly/2opurSc) following a ruling by the U.S District Court in Oregon that ICE holds are unconstitutional (http://bit.ly/2nJNPfy). 
- The Oregon Chief Justice sent a letter to the Attorney General Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kelly asking for ICE arrests at federal court houses to stop (http://bit.ly/2p9lKv6). 
- Governor Kate Brown has prohibited state agencies from cooperating with federal immigration officials (http://bit.ly/2o74Ex9).
S 845 and HR 1815 would expand these protections on a federal level by blocking ICE agents from sensitive locations such as schools, hospitals, places of worship, and organizations that help crime victims and victims of abuse. These protections are critical for at risk populations.
Several members of Oregon’s Congressional delegation are supporting this legislation, but they can do more -- and we must demand they do. And ALL Oregon’s Members of Congress must join the fight. People’s lives are being threatened... not the mention our civil liberties and our constitution. 
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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT: Wyden and Merkley have co-sponsored the bill
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am concerned about the aggressive tactics the Trump administration is using to deport immigrants. I thank Senator [--] for supporting S 845 and ask that he call for a vote on this legislation. 
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE**
Find yours: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Blumenauer and Bonamici (who have co-sponsored HR 1815)
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon I am concerned about the aggressive tactics the Trump administration is using to deport immigrants. I'd like to thank Representative [--] for supporting HR 1815 and ask that he/she call for a vote on this legislation.
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden, DeFazio and Schrader (who are not on record as co-sponsors)
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am concerned about the aggressive tactics the Trump administration is using to deport immigrants. I'm asking Representative [--] to supporting HR 1815 block ICE agents from sensitive locations and provide protection to at risk populations. 
JUST AS IMPORTANT: CALL, TEXT, AND EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN RED DISTRICTS TO DO THE SAME. “SHARE” OR COPY / PASTE THIS ACTION!
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855
OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC: (202) 225-6730
Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend: (541) 389-4408
La Grande: (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811
OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC: (202) 225-6416
Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523
Coos Bay: (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711
Salem: (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City: (503) 557-1324
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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