Tuesday, August 29 - Defund Trump’s Mass Deportation Machine / Donate to Hurricane Relief / Save Net Neutrality

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call on Members of Congress to Defund Trump’s Mass Deportation Machine

  • Action 2: Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief

  • Action 3: Submit a Public Comment to the FCC Supporting Net Neutrality

Tools You Can Use

Action 1: Call on Congress to Defund Trump’s Mass Deportation Machine

Trump is out of control, and his radical immigration enforcement budget is yet another example. It uses billions of your tax dollars to rip families apart. And to fund his deportation machine, Trump slashes funding for priorities like education, environmental protection, and healthcare.  

Trump is asking Congress to pour $23 billion of your tax dollars into the boots, walls and detention facilities that make up his out-of-control deportation machine. The good news is Congress—not the President— decides how federal funds are spent. Members of Congress need to hear from their constituents that they refuse to have their tax dollars used to fund hate.

Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC:  202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Find your House rep’s contact info

Script: Hi, my name is ___. My zip code is _____ and I'm a member of Indivisible Chicago. I'm calling to ask [Senator/Rep’s name] to vote against any budget that includes increases to Trump’s deportation force or any funding for Trump’s mass deportation agenda, even if that means withholding the votes needed to avert a government shutdown. We want a federal budget that invests in families, not fear. Thank you for your time.

Action 2: Donate to Support the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The catastrophic damage from Hurricane Harvey continues to ravage Texas and the Gulf Coast. As our hearts break for Houston, the Gulf Coast, and other affected areas, we’d like to ask those with the means to do so to consider supporting relief efforts.

Click here for a list of great organizations you can support. We applaud your generosity!

Action 3: DEADLINE TOMORROW - Submit a Public Comment to the FCC to Support Net Neutrality

After four months of debate, the FCC is nearly ready to stop accepting feedback on its proposal to kill net neutrality. Final comments are due this Wednesday, August 30th, by end-of-day Eastern time. Once the comment period closes, the FCC will review the feedback it received and use it as guidance to revise its proposal, which if passed, would reverse the Title II classification that guaranteed net neutrality just two years ago.

There are currently almost 22 million filings on the proposal, setting a dramatic new record at the FCC. Please add your voice to this chorus by end of day tomorrow.

To leave a comment, you’ll have to go to this site, click “+ Express,” and then fill out the form it opens up to. Make sure you leave the proceeding number “17-108” in place, as that’s what ties it to the net neutrality proposal. Also, be aware that everything filed is public, so others will be able to see your name and address.

Suggested comments (please edit to make these your own): I urge you to reject the proposed Restoring Internet Freedom act and maintain the Title II classification that guaranteed net neutrality just two years ago. Democracy in America and around the globe depends on a free and open internet for all. 

 


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