Wed. 6/27: Ryan’s bill goes down in flames. Game not over.

Flyer for Families Belong Together – Ventura here. More information here or here.

#1 – “House Rejects “Compromise” Immigration Bill – Overwhelmingly.”

The House overwhelmingly rejected Ryan’s so-called compromise bill, 121-301. But no champagne cocktails for us yet, we’re afraid. It lost because it just wasn’t mean enough.

  • An amendment to allow Dreamers to sponsor their parents for legal status stopped a lot of GOP “moderates” (?!) from voting for it.
  • Many conservatives who voted against the compromise bill wanted the far crueler Goodlatte bill the House had rejected last week, 193-231.
  • House GOP working on a narrow bill to house families together while the parents are going through criminal proceedings for the misdemeanor of first-time illegal border crossing, instead of in criminal custody, and eliminated the 20-day cap on administrative custody for accompanied children. (not good.)

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to thank Rep. [__] for opposing this immigration bill and to demand a real bi-partisan bill that includes a  clean Dream act along with the end of this administration’s inhuman “zero tolerance” policy.
Contact:
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Other Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

#2 – Stop our hijacked Supreme Court’s bad action against Muslims.

H.R.4271 (House)/ S.1979 (Senate)- “To block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.”

The (#StolenSeat) Supreme Court has backed Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0. The next step is to prevent it from being enacted. This can be done through Congress blocking the funding for implementation. Justice Sotomayor’s Dissent: “A reasonable observer would conclude that the Proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus. The majority holds otherwise by ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the Proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals, many of whom are United States citizens.” 

Minimal Script for our Reps.: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep. [___] to support H.R.4271 to block the implementation for the funding of the unconstitutional Travel Ban.
Minimal Script for our Senators.: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Senator [___] for supporting S.1979 to block the implementation for the funding of the unconstitutional Travel Ban.

  • Check here to see if your Representative is a cosponsor. (Neither Brownley, nor Carbajal are co-signers yet.)
  •  Check here to see if your senator is a cosponsor. (Please THANK Feinstein and Harris! They are both co-signers.)

Contact:
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Senator Feinstein: email
and Senator Harris: email
Other Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

#3 – Continue to do the basics of resistance. 

Arm yourself with information. Talk about it to others.:

Positive actions to help the kids – volunteer, donate, boycott, etc:

  • To check out the updated list, click here.

Keep pressure on your legislators by calling. Yes, even the “blue” ones need to hear from you for encouragement and support.

Ask them to vote ‘NO’ on the collaborators too –  a terrible anti-immigration (and everything else) judge and a member of a hate group being placed in charge of refugees. (click here)

Reading:

Migratory notes (Medium)

 

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