Friday, March 16 - Speak Out Against ICE / Marshal for the March for Our Lives

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Tell Senators to Fight Back Against Cruel ICE Policies

The cruelty of Trump’s ICE agency seems to know no bounds. Among all the atrocities, there is a 7-year-old girl being held in Chicago right now, separated from her mother, a refugee from the Congo who is being held in San Diego.

According to an ACLU lawsuit, the girl’s mother fled “near certain death” in the Congo and arrived in San Diego on November 1. She and her daughter did not try to sneak in. They went directly to border agents, and the mother communicated that she was seeking asylum.

Despite the fact that the mother followed the proper procedures for an asylum seeker, she was detained by ICE and forcibly separated from her daughter.

According to the Chicago Tribune, “Since then, mother and child have been allowed to speak to each other only six times by phone, never with video. Six times. In nearly four months.”

The ACLU is fighting to reunite mother and child in court, but we want our Senators to speak out and take action to prevent ICE from separating families and neglecting the rights of refugees.

Call Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call 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 member of Indivisible. I’m calling today to ask {PERSON} to take immediate action to reunite the 7-year-old girl and her mother who came to the U.S. through San Diego on November 1, 2017 seeking asylum from the Republic of Congo. The ACLU has brought the case to the Courts. However, the legal process will only prolong the separation of this mother and child. ICE needs to undo this now. There's been no change in policy to warrant this separation. Let me know what is being done to quickly reunite them, as no charges have been brought against the mother and she has not been given Due Process. Thank you.

 

Action 2: Marshal for the March for Our Lives

The young adults of Parkland, Florida continue to inspired us with their bravery and their activism in the face of overwhelming tragedy. Their courage is building a movement for gun control across the country.

At the March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, we all have the chance to rally in support of their movement and in support for all of the Americans whose lives have been shattered by gun violence.

In addition to marching to combat school shootings, we will march for Chicago communities of color whose gun violence narratives have been silenced for decades. Given the relevance of gun violence prevention for our city’s black and brown communities, the Chicago event will carry a heightened significance in pushing legislators to craft policy that addresses not only mass shootings but systemic gun violence in minority communities. This is an inclusive endeavor. This is everyone's movement.

Gather is currently recruiting volunteer marshals for the event. Anyone can be a marshal--all it takes is one easy training session. Sign up now to show your support for the Parkland youth and gun violence victims everywhere.

Sign up to volunteer as a marshal at the March for Our Lives.

Daily Actions Editor