fol·ly /ˈfälē/: a costly ornamental structure with no practical purpose
No compromise. No deals. No fear. No wall.
More information on why and how to contact your legislators, go here.
(Good article on cost and effect of wall from Cato Institute (!))
“For the full 1,000 miles, Trump’s 30-foot wall (with a 10-foot tunnel barrier) would cost $31.2 billion, or $31.2 million per mile, according to the best estimate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers. Two other estimates placed the construction cost of the wall in the $25 billion range. An internal Department of Homeland Security report from February 2017 concluded the project would cost $21.6 billion for “a series of fences and walls” along 1,250 miles of the border. And these are solely upfront construction costs. They don’t include ongoing maintenance, which has accounted for roughly half of the price of the existing barriers over a decade.”
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.”
On November 25, 2018, U.S. Border Agents fired tear gas and rubber bullets at a group of immigrants crossing into San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico, including young children. These policies are cruel and unjustified, and must be loudly rejected as the crimes against humanity that they were. The people who were fired upon are fleeing dangerous conditions and have the human and legal right to seek asylum in the U.S.
Join Families Belong Together, along with Indivisible Ventura and all of our friends, for a Sunday afternoon rally on Dec. 2nd, 2 pm – 4 pm, at the Ventura County Government Center, to say, “STOP THE TEARS.”
Bring American flags, signs and the spirit of your own family’s history of asylum-seeking refugees.
Share this link with your friends and family and ask them to join us.
If you would like to help at the border monetarily, click here.
Continue reading “Sunday Dec. 2nd: Mark your calendar! We will NOT be silently complicit to crimes against humanity.”