“Any parents here, mother or father, knows that this is barbaric. This is not what America is. But this is the policy of the Trump administration. I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country. And maybe there will be, when people realize that this is a policy that they defend.”
— Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
Our representatives are justifiably outraged at the separation of children from their parents at the border. Rallies demanding that #FamiliesBelongTogether have in fact been taking place all over the country, but what Congresswoman Pelosi’s comments suggest that we need to be a LOT louder on this issue.
We cannot allow our government to imprison children for any reason. We cannot allow people of color to be held in indefinite detention. We must take action.
ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Call Congresswoman Pelosi and ask her to co-sponsor H.R.5950, the HELP Separated Children Act, which strengthens protections for immigrant families while they are in ICE custody. There’s a script you can use at the bottom of this page (you can also use Resistbot).
Extra credit: Help separated families now. Donate to RAICES, a nonprofit legal agency that works with underserved immigrants, to raise the money needed to post bond and reunite these children with their families. Then sign up for action updates from Families Belong Together, so you can be alerted the next time there’s a rally.
STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS
Resistance is not enough; we must also elect Democrats to reclaim our country. Kathleen is now our phone banking organizer for the 2018 elections. She’ll be contacting you soon about our first Stand Up SF phone bank. Meanwhile, we are strongly encouraging every one of you to attend Democracy Action’s phone- and text-banking events. There’s one today — see the “UPCOMING EVENTS” section below to sign up.
Phone Bank for Sen. McCaskill with Democracy Action
TODAY, June 17
2624 3rd St., SF
SIGN UP NOW!
Brown Bag Brunch with Feinstein Staff
Tuesday, June 19
10:30am – 11:30am
301 Mission Street, lobby area – note new address!
Fireside Chat with Pelosi Staff
Wednesday, June 27
6pm – 7pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
Senator Harris Office Visit
Wednesday, July 11
3pm – 4pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325