Tuesday, November 27 - Tell Congress to Stand Up for Immigrants / Vigil for Immigrant Families / Postcards for GA Runoff

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Tell Congress to Stand Up for Immigrant Families

On Sunday, U.S. border agents fired a chemical weapon that is banned on the battlefield straight at immigrant men, women, and children. It is legal to seek asylum in the United States, and what the border agents did is a human rights violation.

Call Congress—demand they hold up DHS funding until the human rights abuses stop, and ask your members of Congress to investigate Trump’s attacks on immigrants seeking asylum!

Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
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Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling because I am horrified that immigrant families seeking asylum at the border are being gassed by U.S. officials. I want the [Senator/Representative] to VOTE NO on any additional funding for the Department of Homeland Security until this abuse STOPS and families are reunited.

I also ask that [Senator/Representative] call for an investigation into the Trump administration’s humans rights abuses— first separating immigrant families, then jailing them, and now attacking them.

Action via Indivisible San Diego

Action 2: Protecting Immigrant Families Vigil 12/5

The Trump administration has officially proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States. Under the new regulation, immigrants who legally access to basic health supports, safe housing, and healthy food programs could be denied admission to the country or refused a green card. The proposed rule also makes clear that earning low wages, having children, or dealing with a medical condition could be held against immigrants seeking a permanent future in the United States.

In addition to this, there are still many families that will spend the holidays separated because of the cruel administration policies. Join us in standing up for all immigrant families on December 5!

When: Wednesday, December 5 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Federal Center and Plaza (219 S Dearborn St.)
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Action via Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Action 3: TOMORROW - Postcards for GA Runoff Election

Election season isn’t over yet! We’re reassembling the Postcard Posse for an important runoff election in pro-Trump Georgia.

Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D) and state Rep. Brad Raffensperger (R) advanced to a runoff following the November 6 general election to replace incumbent Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R), who ran for governor. 

We saw first hand the importance of Georgia’s Secretary of State when Brian Kemp worked to actively disenfranchise voters, leading to Kemp’s winning the governorship. Let’s help bring a Democrat to the position of SoS and restore voting rights in Georgia by writing postcards to voters.

When: Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Gideon Welles (4500 N Lincoln Ave)
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Daily Actions Editor