Tuesday, December 3, 2019

ACTION: KEEP PUSHING CONGRESS TO DEFUND HATE

KEEP PUSHING CONGRESS TO DEFUND HATE  

ACTION ONE:

Join us at #IndivisibleTuesday Tuesday, December 3rd at 11:30AM in the courtyard of Sen. Wyden’s and Rep. Blumenauer’s offices at 911 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232.  We will Rep Blumenauer and Senator Wyden for their support of the impeachment process and ask them to protect our neighbors and defund hate by insisting the budget: 
  • cuts the overall funding for CBP and ICE 
  • blocks back door funding/intra agency transfers of funds to CBP and ICE 
  • includes strong guard rails to prevent abuse at CBP/ICE facilities  

ACTION TWO: 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 devastated by the continued cruel and inhumane treatment of our neighbors at the hands of the Trump administration.  While the Senator continues to support the impeachment process, I ask him to insist the upcoming budget: 
  • cuts the overall funding for CBP and ICE 
  • blocks back door funding/intra agency transfers of funds to CBP and ICE 
  • includes strong guard rails to prevent abuse at CBP/ICE facilities  

ACTION THREE: CALL YOUR HOUSE REP.

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…
For Blumenauer, Bonamici, DeFazio, SchraderI am devastated by the continued cruel and inhumane treatment of our neighbors at the hands of the Trump administration.  While the Representative continues to support the impeachment process, I ask him/her to insist the upcoming budget: 
  • cuts the overall funding for CBP and ICE 
  • blocks back door funding/intra agency transfers of funds to CBP and ICE 
  • includes strong guard rails to prevent abuse at CBP/ICE facilities  
 For WaldenI am devastated by the continued cruel and inhumane treatment of our neighbors at the hands of the Trump administration.  I ask the Representative to put country over party and insist the upcoming budget: 
  • cuts the overall funding for CBP and ICE 
  • blocks back door funding/intra agency transfers of funds to CBP and ICE 
  • includes strong guard rails to prevent abuse at CBP/ICE facilities  

BACKGROUND:

While we continue to support the impeachment inquiry, we ask Congress to insist the next budget defunds hate.  
69,550 children: The Trump administration held a record 69,550 immigrant children in its custody in 2019 – up 42% from 2018.  These children are being held away from their families despite knowing that such detention causes long lasting trauma.  
60,000 refugees: The Trump administration has forced approximately 60,000 refugees seeking asylum to wait in Mexico – forced to live in the elements, with little legal support, and subject to kidnappings, extortion, and abuse. Families are growing so desperate they are sending their children across the border as unaccompanied minors.  
 3 deaths: in 2018 at least 3 children died of the flu which is “nine times higher than the expected death rate for children from flu, yet the Trump administration will not vaccinate migrants in holding centers against the flu. 
 Cruelty is the point.  We ask our MoCs to protect our neighbors and defund hate by insisting the budget: 
  • cuts the overall funding for CBP and ICE 
  • blocks back door funding/intra agency transfers of funds to CBP and ICE 
  • includes strong guard rails to prevent abuse at CBP/ICE facilities 

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