DAYS UNTIL MID-TERM BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED: 79
DAYS UNTIL MID-TERM BALLOTS ARE DUE: 99
HOLD THE ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE
The crisis caused entirely by Trump’s evil child-separation policy continues. Despite the court’s order mandating reunification by July 26, 711 children, including 46 under the age of 5, were still in custody, apart from their families.
The Administration labels the families they broke up as “deleted family units” and didn’t plan to reunite them until ordered by the court to do so. “This is child kidnapping, pure and simple,” declared former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holzman, resigning from the DHS Advisory Council. The failure to create proper records shows “utter depravity,” she concluded.
The parents of over 400 children were deported and can’t be located. “There’s a very good chance they’re going to be permanently separated,” said ICE’s former acting director. Other children are held in detention centers where sexual assault and other abuse is common because their parents mistakenly signed documents giving them up. “The government should … offer detailed rationales for why they deemed [a] parent inappropriate…,” said Wendy Young, president of a children’s nonprofit organization. “I do not trust this government to make that decision correctly.”
The crisis is not over!
Congress must join the courts to address this humanitarian disaster and to
hold those responsible accountable.
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
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
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
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
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
It has become clear that we need a different Congress to stop the abuse at the border and reunite families.
- Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote.
- Join the ORD2 Indivisible team of volunteers. We Need You! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know what you’d like to do or to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and needs.
- Learn more about Jamie McLeod-Skinner, candidate for the Oregon District 2 US House of Representatives seat, https://jamiefororegon.com/
- Make sure every candidate for Congress is answering questions about how they will work to stop the abuse at the border and reunite families.
2018 is the most important election in our lifetimes.