Today, we take to the public square to remind our neighbors, that amongst the crush of holiday pre-sales to celebrate the birth of a refugee child some 2000 years ago, grave injustices are happening to refugees at our own border right now.
And today we say…Not in our name.
Action #1 – Come to the rally!
2 pm – 4 pm, today, Sunday at the Ventura County Government Center, at the corner of Victoria Ave.and Telephone Rd. More information here.
Action #2 – Call your legislators to protect refugees
Continue reading “Sun 12/2: Day of Tears – Not in our name. Rally and Actions.”
After thanking them for attending our rally Saturday evening, people gave the same answer…”Where else would I be?
We had people for whom walking and standing was a difficult business. But still they came, to stand on the unforgivingly hard sidewalk. “Where else would I be?
We had people who were protesters back when Vietnam was the issue, and people who came out for the first time. “Where else would I be?
Every generation has its defining issue, where people of conscience speak out for those who can’t. Our president has left no part of our democracy unscathed, but it will be the deliberate weaponization of family destruction, with the welfare of children casually dismissed as collateral damage, that will forever mark this administration’s reign.
And for that, we will resist. Where else would we be?
(One participant shared these great photos with us. If you others you’d like to share, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Continue reading “Saturday’s Families Belong Together Rally – “Where else would I be?””
This is part 1. Part 2 will be posted on Monday.
Action #1 – Join us at Families Belong together rally this Saturday!
There are things happening now we will not normalize and we will not forget.
Join us this Saturday, July 28th, from 6-8 pm at the Ventura Co. Government Center! Here are the links for information. RSVP and share, share, share on Facebook. If you’re too far away to join our rally, check here to see if there’s one closer to you.
“As a court-ordered deadline to reunite all eligible families the Trump administration separated at the border elapsed, one in three children still remained away from their parents, with no clear indication when they would be reunited.” (CNN)
The Trump administration stated that more than 900 parents are not eligible for reunification and they’d already deported more than 450 parents without their children. This is unacceptable, and we must continue to work together to demand that the Trump administration immediately reunite all families, end family incarceration, and end the 100% prosecution policy that created this crisis and chaos.
- We DEMAND that Congress establish a task force dedicated to family reunification.
- We DEMAND that families be provided counseling and any other services they require to deal with the trauma inflicted on them by our own government.
- We DEMAND that this administration and its various agencies; indeed, ANYONE who had anything to do with this policy, be held accountable for this humanitarian disaster.
- More talking points to review here.
Action #2 – Contribute to the “I AM A CHILD” movement.
The I AM A CHILD March in DC on Thursday paid homage to the historic I AM A MAN photo from 1968 when Memphis sanitation workers went on strike for their humanity. This new movement is to remind Americans that ALL children are human beings and deserve to be with their parents. Continue reading “Fri/Sat – 7/27-28: We have a lot to do for the economic and terrorism refugees on our border, so let’s get started…”
There’s a lot you can do to help support the children and their families. We’re keeping a listing here that we’ll update daily up here at the top.
Monday update 6/18 – added: (1) legislative call and a matching petition, (1) call to a US attorney to find his bravery and a communication storm to two companies who are planning to make money on this misery..
First, recharge your fighing spirit here. Then read Bill Moyer’s beat “A 15-point Guide to Surviving Authoritarianism” here. Memorize the last line…“EVERY authoritarian, totalitarian and fascist regime in history eventually failed, thanks to the PEOPLE.”
Keep calling your elected representatives!
Keep up the pressure on their office staff, who will remind their bosses to get this done. The Resistance is not fighting alone. More of our society is finally rising up and joining in. (Southern Baptist Convention, Evangelical Immigration Table, Anti-Defamation League, CATO)
Latest calls and tiniest scripts (30 seconds or less) here.
#1 – Monday 6/18 – ‘NO’ on un-American/anti-family/anti-business immigration bill H.R. 4760 / Call/ Petition by June 22nd (Friday)
Goodlatte’s bill H.R.4760 – “Securing America’s Future Act of 2018” is the un-American mash-up of white supremacists’ dreams. It hurts farmworkers, will deport more Dreamers, and keeps children in detention longer. It also funds a border wall, reduces legal immigration by 40%, eliminates diversity visas, and includes language that no state (Hey, we’re looking at you, CA!) or local government entity can limit a state, or local government official from assisting ICE. Even the right wing hates this bill as it is estimated to cost our economy $319 BILLION! Continue reading “Monday 6/18 update – How to help the kids.”