Families belong together. Taking kids away from their parents is traumatizing and immoral. This week our #5Actions list focuses on impactful actions you can take around family separation and detention. The timing could not be more urgent.
Thank you to everyone who spoke up on behalf of asylum-seeking families at the border so far! The failure of damaging immigration legislation to pass Congress this week, and also the Executive Order (EO), proves that the voices of moms, dads and people are powerful. But this EO does not stop the Trump administration from continuing human rights abuses, like imprisoning entire families, in the name of immigration enforcement -- so we will continue to keep our voices raised, our calls going into Congress, and our letter writing, petition signing and rallying at full throttle. Imprisoning children with their families is still imprisoning children; and there’s still no stated plan to re-unite children with their families. The moms and people of America have zero-tolerance for Trump’s human rights abuses.
We can’t let the pressure up! Here are five ways you can make your voice heard right now. Also be sure to scroll down for a hot action around protecting SNAP, too. Thank you!
1. Reach Out to Your Elected Officials
I am very upset that our government is still imprisoning children. Imprisoning children with their parents is still imprisoning children! I ask you to stand up against this cruel policy, stop funding it, and demand that the administration implements alternatives to these policies right away.
Download this helpful fact sheet from our partners at the Women’s Refugee Commission to take to your members of Congress office.
For information in Spanish please check out https://action.momsrising.org/go/38173?t=3&akid=10955%2E1524312...
Many cities and states have local organizations that provide legal support to immigrants. Do an online search for “free legal help for immigrants in (your state)” to discover your local organizations, and donate and volunteer to support their efforts.
For lawyers who are in direct contact with families, Women’s Refugee Commission has resources to support families experi...
5. Donate a Onesie!
Help MomsRising form a massive chain of “Keep Families Together” ONEsies at the Families Belong Together rally on June 30th in Washington D.C. and at additional rallies across the nation in coming weeks. Donate one for $10, five for $50, or 25 for $250 -- whatever you ca... Don't want to fund a onesie, but still want to support our work on immigration with a donation? Donate here instead! * Note: Our printing deadline for display at rallies next weekend is MONDAY - Please don’t wait!
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Bonus Action: Speak out for SNAP
The U.S. Senate, led by Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI-D) and Pat Roberts (KS-R), introduced a bi-partisan Farm Bill, which not only protects SNAP but also creates positive policy for farmers, the environment, families, and our economy. Exactly what a Farm Bill should do! The U.S. Senate is expected to vote next week on their good bill. We want to send a strong message to our elected leaders that we want them to reject any negative amendments that would take food out of hungry families’ refrigerators or create overly onerous barriers to accessing nutrition. Let's keep the momentum going in this direction! The Senate will be voting on their Farm Bill next week and we need YOU to speak out. ***Sign our letter NOW telling U.S. Senators to support the good Fa...
- Karen, Kristin, Xochitl, Donna, Khadija, Nate, Nate, and the rest of the MomsRising.org / MamásConPoder.org Team
P.S. This list is also on the MomsRising.org blog here. Be sure to share the link with family and friends!
P.P.S. Read more about alternatives to detention here.
Thanks, SunKat for this post!
I am one involved in this action, also, because this is an anti humanitarian situation that every human being has to decide on his own on what side of the fence is he going to be.
Things like these I call crimes against humanity, and we can not tolerate them any longer....