Monday, December 9, 2019

Action: Defund Hate. Impeach Hatred

DEFUND HATE.  IMPEACH HATRED.

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
I am asking that the Senator make sure that the 2020 budget defunds hate.  There must be no increased funding for ICE or CBP or a border wall. Any funds must depend on humanitarian safeguards for immigrants.  There must be language that prevents moving money from other agencies to fund ICE or CBP. I am also asking him to hold this corrupt and racist President to account and support impeachment in the Senate.  Thank you.”

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPS

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
I am asking that the Representative make sure that the 2020 budget defunds hate. There must be no increased funding for ICE or CBP or a border wall. Any funds must depend on humanitarian safeguards for immigrants.  There must be language that prevents moving money from other agencies to fund ICE or CBP. I am also asking him/her to hold this corrupt and racist President to account and support impeachment. Thank you.”

BACKGROUND:

We know that separation and detention cause profound trauma in children.  We know that migrants arriving at our southern border, especially families and children, are particularly vulnerable to illness and harm.  
And yet so far in 2019 69,550 children have been held in immigration jails.
And so far, this year, fifteen people have died in Federal detention, including 6 children.   One, a 16-year-old boy had no welfare checks after being quarantined with the flu and a 103-degree fever.  
 Asylum seekers are turned away, to await hearings in dangerous camps in Mexico with no resources, often for months.
Immigrants will now be denied access to benefits like food stamps, Medicaid and housing assistance.
 Meanwhile, Stephen Miller, Trump’s immigration policy architect, is pushing for “fast-track” immigration for white Europeans.
 The immigration policies of this administration are racist and xenophobic, designed to deter immigration by poor, brown people from Central America through cruelty.  They are carried out by ICE and CBP and benefit profiteers.  
 Our MOC’s must support impeachment and end this nightmare administration.  They must also work to defund hate.
 The new budget must limit funding for CBP and ICE and provide strong protections to prevent abuse at detention facilities.

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