Tuesday, April 23 - Rally Against Trump's Deportation Machine / Fight Family Separation / Affordable Housing in Chicago

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: TOMORROW - Rally Against Trump’s Deportation Machine on Wednesday, April 24 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Thompson Center (100 West Randolph)

  • Action 2: Tell your member of Congress to co-sponsor The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Muslim Ban and Asylum Ban Repeal (S. 1123 / H.R. 2214)

  • Action 3: TOMORROW - Public hearing on the Emmett Street affordable TOD project on Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Logandale Middle School (3212 W. George St.)

 

Action 1: TOMORROW - Rally Against Trump’s Deportation Machine

The Trump administration is doubling down to ramp up detention and deportation, but we're fighting back! Join the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Indivisible Chicago, and other local orgs  to push for legislative solutions that will disrupt detention in Illinois, stop police from acting as ICE agents, and increases access to resources for all.

When: Wednesday, April 24 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Thompson Center (100 West Randolph)
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Action via Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

 

Action 2:  Fight All Forms of Family Separations

We still don’t know the true extent of Trump’s Family Separation Policy. We know that several thousand children were separated from their parents through Trump’s family separation policy. But we still don’t know just how many were separated, or whether all will be reunited. While litigation makes its way through courts, Democrats in the House are doing their jobs scheduling investigations into one of the Trump Administration’s most horrific policies.

Family separations don’t just happen at the border. It’s important to remember that family separations happen every day in the U.S. as a result of raids and detention at the hands of ICE. It also happens through Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim and asylum bans that are preventing families from entering the U.S., and in many cases reuniting with loved ones who are already living in the U.S. Additionally, Dreamers and TPS holders remain at risk of deportation due to Trump’ elimination of protections for these groups. Read more about the immigrant communities currently at risk under Trump.

House Democrats will soon introduce a series of bills that would undo some of the damage to immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities and provide relief for those at risk of deportation. Tell your MoC to cosponsor them and demand that the House pass them.

  • The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6). This bill would provide permanently relief to Dreamers, TPS holders, and DED holders.

  • Muslim Ban and Asylum Ban Repeal (S. 1123 / H.R. #2214). This bill would fully repeal Trump’s Muslim and Asylum Bans, ensuring that families from affected countries and asylum seekers from Central America won’t continue to face unconstitutional discrimination. It would allow people from affected communities to reunite with their families in the U.S.

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 to urge [MoC] to co-sponsor the Dream and Promise Act (HR6) and the Muslim Ban and Asylum Ban Repeal (S. 1123 / H.R. #2214). I am counting on [MoC] to stand up to Trump’s racist immigration policies and pass these protections for immigrant families. Thank you.

Action via Indivisible

 

Action 3: TOMORROW - Affordable Housing Meeting

There’s a new affordable housing project planned for Logan Square. According to Block Club Chicago, “The project would bring 100 units of affordable housing and 4,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space to a city-owned parking lot.”

100% of the units “would be geared toward residents earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income.” This is great news for an area hit hard by gentrification,

However, the project is facing lots of opposition. You’ll have a chance to support affordable housing at tomorrow’s hearing.

When: Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Logandale Middle School (3212 W. George St.)


Daily Actions Editor