Tuesday, June 25 - No Money for Deportation / Thank Pritzker for Immigration Bills / March in Pride Parade

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Tell Congress - No More Money for Deportations

Over the last few days we’ve some of the most disturbing attacks yet against immigrants and their families. We’ve seen the Department of Justice argue in court that the U.S. Government isn’t required to provide toothbrushes or soap to children in its custody. We’ve seen Trump threaten to arrest millions of immigrants in nationwide raids. We’ve seen reports that hundreds more children have been separated from their parents, even though Trump’s family separation policy is supposedly over. 

Trump is now demanding that Congress give him more money for DHS and make drastic changes to asylum laws—changes that will make it harder, if not impossible, for refugees and asylum seekers to obtain relief in the U.S.—or he’ll follow through with nationwide raids. 

THIS WEEK, House Democrats will vote on a bill to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with additional funding. The Senate will also be voting on its own bill, which will contain nearly $5 billion for DHS. This is money that Trump can use to expand his detention and deportation machine. We've seen that Trump will use every dollar he is given to terrorize communities and lock up families, and we need Democrats to be our first line of defense against these abuses. 

Call your Members of Congress (MoC) in the House and Senate and demand that they not give Trump any additional money for enforcement.

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to urge [NAME] ] to vote against supplemental funding for the Department of Homeland Security when it comes up. We've seen that Trump will use every dollar he is given to terrorize communities and lock up families; we shouldn't give him another penny to expand his detention and deportation machine. Will you commit to voting no on any additional money for immigration enforcement?

Action via Indivisible

Action 2: Thank Governor Pritzker for Signing Immigration Bills

As immigrant families in Chicagoland live in fear that ICE raids will tear their families apart, and children and families are being detained in horrendous and unthinkable conditions at the border, we in Illinois are standing with these communities and sending a message of welcome and support. 

Last week, Governor Pritzker signed three important bills: the RISE Act (HB 2691), the Private Detention Facility Moratorium Act (HB 2040); and the Keep Illinois Families Together Act (HB 1637). Call and say thanks for standing up for immigrants!

Call Governor J.B. Pritzker: 217-782-0244

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank Governor Pritzker for signing the RISE Act, Private Detention Facility MOratorium Act, and the Keep Illinois Families Together Act. I’m glad the governor is standing up for immigrants’ rights and creating a more welcoming Illinois. Thank you!

Action via Rep Ann M. Williams

Action 3: March with Indivisible Chicago in the Pride Parade on 6/30

We’re excited to announce that Indivisible Chicago will be marching in the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30! The ACLU was generous enough to allow us to join them in their parade slot. 

We have room for 100 marchers -- and Indivisible Chicago is providing free "Love & Resist" t-shirts to our marchers at the parade. We have some other cool props and this is sure to be a lot of fun. If you haven't already, sign up here to join us. We’ll be lining up at 11:15 a.m. near Montrose and Broadway.

March with us and get a free t-shirt!

March with us and get a free t-shirt!

Daily Actions Editor