TRUMP, SESSIONS, AND THE GOP DECLARE WAR ON LOCAL SANCTUARIES!
Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and their congressional allies are intensifying their relentless assault on the civil rights of our hardworking immigrant families AND the rights of local governments which–as NY AG Eric Schneider points out—
have “broad authority under the Constitution to not participate in federal immigration enforcement.”
–Last week Homeland Security started posting “lists of shame” with the names of local law enforcement agencies who refuse to keep immigrants in jail so ICE can pick them up: http://nyti.ms/2nKFMie
–This Monday, Sessions pledged to strictly enforce rules that would revoke federal law enforcement funding for sanctuary states and cities.
–A bill has been introduced in the US House that would prevent such cities from receiving ANY federal financial assistance at all: http://bit.ly/2lONcMJ
Let’s make our voices heard this week on this crucial human rights issue!
**ACTION 1** CALL YOUR US SENATORS:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am proud to be part of a state with a strong sanctuary movement. I am appalled by Trump and Sessions’ assault on the human rights of our hardworking immigrant families and the Constitutional rights of our local governments to NOT become agents of ICE. I know that ultimately the courts may decide this issue, but I would like the Senator to speak out forcefully NOW. I would like to see a strong public statement or a news media appearance dedicated to this issue.”
Please also thank Ron Wyden for his tenacious efforts to force Trump to release his taxes. Remind both Senators to oppose the Jordon Cove LNG pipeline.
**ACTION 2** CALL CONGRESSMAN WALDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am proud to be part of a state with a strong sanctuary movement. I am appalled by Trump and Sessions’ assault on the human rights of our hardworking immigrant families and the Constitutional rights of our local governments to NOT become agents of ICE. Can I count on Congressman Walden to vote NO on HR 83, the ‘House Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act’ ?”
As always, please call your family and friends and ask them to call their MOCs with similar requests.
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: 202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730
Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend (541) 389-4408
La Grande (541) 624-2400