STOP TERRORIZING VULNERABLE FAMILIES
When families flee violence in Central America and ask for asylum in the US, armed officers confront them and, on Trump’s orders, pry children from their parents and disappear. More than 2,000 children have been taken from their families and imprisoned. More child detention centers are being opened to handle the overflow.
The parents and children have no idea if they will ever be reunited. The American Academy of Pediatrics says this sudden, forced separation can result in a lifelong emotional disability, similar to PTSD.
Consistently, Trump and his propaganda machine have blamed immigrants for everything from draining welfare services to murder. It’s working. Hate crimes have soared. As ICE sweeps through communities, a climate of fear from the armed bigots and federal thugs of ICE now oppress immigrant neighborhoods.
Trump is feeling significant blowback. Republicans and Democrats, religious leaders and pediatricians, scholars and ethicists, even Laura Bush have all denounced this policy.
Turn up the heat!
Call your MoCs now. They need to stop this policy of torturing children and terrorizing families. Bills that capitulate to Trump’s demands for border wall funding and a reduction in legal immigration are ransoms we cannot pay.
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to thank you for exposing this intolerable situation. Now it must be stopped. We need to demand an end to this. Support Senator Feinstein’s bill and any other bills that put a stop to this cruelty. But don’t give in to Trump’s ransoming of children for border wall funding and a reduction in legal immigration rates. Thank you.”
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
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: REMEMBER FOR THE MIDTERMS**
What did your Member of Congress do to help (or harm) these families? Are your values being represented? Remember that come November.
If you want to do something more now, join the protests at ICE offices and detention centers.
The Meet & Greet with Jamie McLeod Skinner in Talent previously scheduled for June 28 has been postponed. We will update our Event Calendar once the event is re-scheduled.