#TakeAction – May 7, 2019

Good morning. Let’s #TakeAction for Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

🔶 Defund Hate: National Call-in Day on 5/9
🔶 Call Rep. Schrier to support H.Res.257
🔶 Tell our MoCs We Have Zero Tolerance for State-sanctioned Child Abuse

1. (ACTION) Support H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act

  • Background: Last week — just a day after a 16-year-old immigrant child died in U.S. custody — the Trump administration asked Congress for an additional $1.1 billion to expand detention (yes, more cages), hire more ICE and CBP agents, and to accelerate deportations. As a member of the Defund Hate coalition, Indivisible is joining them in a national call-in day on Thursday, May 9 to ask MoCs to reject the administration’s supplemental funding request. We need to dismantle Trump’s mass deportation machine, not feed it with a billion more in funding.
  • Sources: Indivisible: https://indivisible.org/…/tell-your-representative…

2. (ACTION) Urge our Senators to Override Trump’s Veto of S.J. Res.7, calling for the removal from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen of U.S. Armed Forces not authorized by Congress

3. (ACTION) Tell our MoCs We Have Zero Tolerance for State-sanctioned Child Abuse

  • Date: On-going
  • Action: Call Congresswoman Schrier and Senators Cantwell and Murray, ask them to do all they can to reunite separated families
  • Background: Saturday, April 7, marked the one-year anniversary of Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy of family separation. Friday, April 6, in a court filing, the Trump administration asked the court for up to two years to reunite separated children with their families. Why so long? In the same court filing, the Trump administration admitted the real number of children separated under the controversial “Zero Tolerance” policy was MUCH higher than we previously thought.
    • Approximately 47,000 children were separated from their families between July 1, 2017, and June 25, 2018. The ACLU released a statement in response: “The administration refuses to treat the family separation crisis it created with urgency. We strongly oppose any plan that gives the government up to two years to find kids. The government swiftly gathered resources to tear families apart. It must do the same to fix the damage.” We agree. Two more years is not acceptable. Two years is an eternity in a child’s mind to be cut off from a parent. The irreparable harm being caused is undeniable. This must be a top priority.
  • Sources:
    Axios: https://www.axios.com/migrant-children-family-separation…
    CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/…/us-wants-2-years-to-id-migrant…
    Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/…/trump-border-children…

We are posting more and more events (both for our group and outside of it) on our calendar. Check it out! http://www.indivisible-wa8.com/calendar/

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