Tuesday, August 27 - Defund Hate / Wisconsin Phone Bank / Benefit Concert for Immigrant Relief
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Tell your member of Congress to cut funding for Trump’s deportation machine
Action 2: TOMORROW - Phone Bank Wisconsin Voters from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Conrad Sulzer Regional Library (4455 N Lincoln Ave)
Action 3: Menotti's The Consul: A benefit concert for immigrant relief on Saturday, September 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Transgressive Theatre-Opera (5060 N Marine Dr)
Action 1: Tell Congress to Defund Hate
While Democratic control of the House has given us a firewall against some of the worst Republican attacks, Trump’s attacks against immigrants continue. The appropriations process is our best chance to act to stop Trump’s deportation machine. If you care about ending Trump’s racist immigration policies—like separating, caging, and tear gassing families—make a call today and tell your Member of Congress (MoC) to cut funding for ICE and CBP in September’s budget, and get rid of the slush fund that will allow ICE to continue terrorizing immigrant communities. Click here to learn more.
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 ask [MoC] to Defund Hate in this year's budget by cutting funding for ICE and CBP in the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, and by getting rid of the slush fund in that bill that will allow ICE to continue terrorizing immigrant communities. Will you commit to work to Defund Hate?
Action via Indivisible
Action 2: TOMORROW - Wisconsin Phone Bank
As you know, Wisconsin is probably the most important state on the electoral map. Come join us for a phone bank to reach these voters and activate the progressive community as the 2020 election season kicks into gear.
Please bring your laptop and cell phone.
When: TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Conrad Sulzer Regional Library (4455 N Lincoln Ave)
RSVP and share on Facebook
Action 3: Benefit Concert for Immigrant Relief on 9/7
Babies and children, ripped from their families, are caged at our country's border in cells so over-crowded that they must sleep on concrete floors in shifts. As we watch these horrors on our television screens and read about them in the media, we must not become inured to this injurious oppression, meted out at the hands of officials who seek to turn our country from a place of safety for the oppressed to a wasteland where everyone looks like them and thinks exactly as they do.
In times such as these, artists use their art to comment, to protest, and to share resonant stories with their audiences, introducing characters who can make the struggle of the other very real and present for them. Transgressive Theatre-Opera and Friends are answering art’s dictate by giving a single concert performance of Menotti’s masterpiece, The Consul. This is the perfect time to share Menotti’s story of persecuted immigrants trying to flee their oppressed lives only to be met with a cold bureaucracy demanding they obtain the correct papers in order to escape to asylum. If these papers cannot be obtained, their only choice is to attempt escape over the border, a journey that often ends in a speedy death or worse.
Everyone involved is donating their talent so that all tickets sales and other donations can go directly to Ebenezers Own Refugee Support and the National Immigrant Justice Center.
Action via Transgressive Theatre-Opera