Friday, December 14 - Investigate Border Patrol / Thank Senators for Yemen Vote / 44th Ward Alderman Forum

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call on House reps to investigate the death of a 7-year-old girl in the custody of Border Patrol

  • Action 2: Thank our Senators for voting to end US involvement in Yemen

    • Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506

    • Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

  • Action 3: 44th Ward Alderman Forum on Tuesday, December 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Otherworld Theatre Company (3914 N Clark St.)

 

Action 1: Call on House to Investigate Migrant Child’s Death

There are no words to express how sickening it is a 7-year-old migrant girl has died of dehydration and shock in the custody of Border Patrol after she reportedly “had not eaten or consumed water for several days.”

According to the Washington Post, after 8 hours in custody, “the child began having seizures …  Emergency responders, who arrived soon after, measured her body temperature at 105.7 degrees.”

This is unconscionable. The death of this child--along with the continued mistreatment of migrants in US custody--must not be allowed to stand.

With Democrats poised to take over the House, they now have the power to launch investigations into atrocities such as this. Call on your House rep to demand an investigation today!

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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 to ask [REP] to demand an investigation into the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl in the custody of Border Patrol. It is unconscionable that a child with a 105-degree fever was left without food, water or medical attention and suffered this inhumane fate. I demand a full investigation into this to inform swift changes in how the US treats migrants. Thank you.

Action 2: Thank Senators for Yemen Vote

The CIA recently concluded that Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the command of Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia. This barbaric act has forced US lawmakers to reconsider our involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Since March 2015, the United States has supported the Saudi-led coalition's military intervention in Yemen. The military intervention has taken at least 10,000 lives, with the Saudi-led coalition responsible for 2/3 of civilian deaths in the conflict, including the deaths of over 600 children. The U.S. has supported the coalition with arms sales, refueling of Saudi warplanes, and targeting assistance.

The conflict has caused a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Today in Yemen, with a population of 27 million, 22 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid, 18 million are food insecure, 8 million are steps away from famine, and 1 million cases of cholera have been reported, representing the largest cholera outbreak in human history.

Senate Joint Resolution 54, a bipartisan measure which would end US involvement in the war, passed in the Senate today, with both IL Senators supporting. The bill will now move to the House.

Call our Senators to thank them for their vote!

Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank [Senator] for supporting Senate Joint Resolution 54 to end all U.S. assistance for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The United States should not support the bombing of a population that is sick and starving. This war was never authorized by Congress and we should not be involved. Thank you for voting to pass this Resolution!

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Action 3: 44th Ward Alderman Forum 12/18

On Tuesday, December 18, come see all four 44th ward aldermanic candidates discuss public health, public service, and public safety in Lakeview. This event is co-hosted by Neighbors for a Better Lakeview, Chicago Votes, Common Cause Illinois, and Otherworld Theatre.

If you have a question that you would like asked, or if you would like to nominate an organization to ask a question, please email betterlakeview@gmail.com. The co-hosts will review and finalize questions beforehand to ensure there is enough time for candidates to fully answer questions. After the program, there will be an opportunity to meet the candidates and ask them questions.

Space is limited, so please RSVP for a free ticket today and share with your neighbors!

When: Tuesday, December 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Otherworld Theatre Company (3914 N Clark St.)
RSVP for a free ticket and share on Facebook

Action via Neighbors for a Better Lakeview

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