Wednesday, December 5 - Vigil for Immigrant Families / Tell Congress to #Defund Hate / Protect Food Access for Families

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: TONIGHT - Protecting Immigrant Families Vigil

The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would restrict immigrants’ access to basic public benefits that they are legally entitled to. 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!

When: TONIGHT, 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 2: Call on Congress to #DefundHate

Another December, another government shutdown looms. This time? Trump is demanding $5 billion for his border wall alone, plus additional funding for increased immigration enforcement, detention beds, and more agents for his deportation machine.

The latest is that Congress has negotiated a stopgap funding bill that will keep the government open until December 21 (instead of the original shutdown deadline of December 7). Though they bought themselves a few more days, stopping Trump’s irrational demand for funding a deportation force is more urgent than ever.

Senate Republicans and Democrats already agreed to $1.6 billion for the wall -- but that was when Republicans controlled the House. Thanks to you (and the blue wave!), it's a whole new ballgame.

60 votes are needed in the Senate to pass the next funding bill. That means Senate Democrats have some leverage -- they must use that leverage to fight for a funding bill that has no additional funding for the wall and enforcement.  

Even though Congress has bought another two weeks, they’re working around the clock to avert a shutdown by the end of the month. Congress has a choice to make, and we need to make sure that they pick the right one.

Tell your member of Congress to #DefundHate. That means no funding for Trump’s border wall. No more funding for more detention beds. No more funding for an already out-of-control deportation force.

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

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [MoC] to reject funding for Trump’s border wall and instead support a funding bill that has no new funding for the wall or enforcement. Democrats won in the midterm elections in rejection of Trump’s agenda—now I expect [MoC] to reject Trump’s wall money. Thank you.

 Action and script via Indivisible

Action 3: Protect Immigrant Rights to Legal Benefits by 12/10

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.

This is the latest inhumane attack on the health and wellbeing of so many families and communities across the country. But together, we can stop this.

Under federal law, the Trump administration is required to read and respond to every unique comment before it can finalize its harmful regulation.

Take a few minutes now to post a public comment rejecting this inhumane attack on the health and wellbeing of countless families, communities, and children.  

Action via National Immigration Law Center

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