Wednesday, September 4 - Protect Deported LGBTQ Youth / Monthly Chapter Meeting / What is the Affordable Requirements Ordinance?

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call to demand the return of six recently deported LGBTQ youth

    • Call the Brownsville Port Directors: 956-546-1675 - Press option 1

    • Call Congressman Vela: 956-544-8352

 

Action 1: Protect Deported LGBTQ Youth

Six LGBTQ youth--Dani, Andi, Balexis, Mary, Mayela, Luxdy, and Yidier--were wrongfully placed in the Migrant Protection Program, which requires asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while they are in asylum proceedings. People are forced to live in the streets with little to no resources as shelters in Matamoros, Mexico are at capacity and 4000 migrants have been returned so far. 200-300 migrants are returned from Brownsville, Texas to Matamoros, Mexico daily.

They were freed two days ago and immigration sent them back again to Mexico again. As part of our fight to abolish ICE, we need your help in making calls to the Brownsville Port Directors and to Congressman Vela demanding that these youth be allowed into the US to seek asylum.

  • Call the Brownsville Port Directors: 956-546-1675 - Press option 1

  • Call Congressman Vela: 956-544-8352

Script: Hello, my name is [NAME]. I’m calling to demand that the six LGBTQ youth who were recently deported to Mexico be allowed back in the US to seek asylum. Dani, Andi, Balexis, Mary, Mayela, Luxdy, and Yidier were wrongfully placed in the Migrant Protection Program, and they must be allowed to return to the US for their own safety. Please act urgently to protect their lives. Thank you.

Action via PASO - West Suburban Action Project

 

Action 2: TONIGHT - Indivisible Lincoln Square Monthly Meeting

Join Indivisible Lincoln Square for their monthly meeting, where they’ll be discussing priorities for the 2020 elections and making plans to elect progressive politicians locally and nationally. 

They'll also discuss issues such as healthcare and how best to message about these issues during conversations about 2020. 

When: TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 4 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Conrad Sulzer Regional Library (4455 N Lincoln Ave)
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Action 3: TONIGHT - Hideout High School: WTF is the ARO?

The mission of the Hideout High School series is to tackle real world challenges, and see if we can make sense of them right here in Chicago.

We will begin the new school year trying to bring focus on how the city tackles different policy problems. We’ll pick a piece of city policy that is complicated and inequitable to break down how it works and how it fails.

Tonight, the first course will be "WTF is the ARO?” Hosted by Clifford Helm of Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, alongside representatives from Logan Square Neighborhood Association and ONE Northside.

Course Description: The ARO (the Affordable Requirements Ordinance) is how Chicago tries to create new affordable housing for low and moderate-income families across the city. But recently, activists have criticized the ARO for having too many loopholes. So, how does the ARO work? Is it even working at all? We’ll talk through the basics and bring in some important local voices that are working hard to improve the ARO.

When: TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave.)
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Action via Hideout Inn

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