DAYS UNTIL BALLOTS MAILED: 16
DAYS UNTIL BALLOTS DUE: 36
PROTECT MIGRANT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
That this administration champions Brett Kavanaugh despite allegations of sexual assault is no surprise. Their disdain extends to the enactment of immigration policies which target vulnerable women and children. It is a toxic combination of misogyny and racism.
Jeff Sessions has slammed the door on victims of domestic violence seeking asylum in this country.
There are now over 13,000 children held in immigration jails. Possible sponsors are being deterred by threats of deportation. Trump is moving to gut the Flores agreement which provides protections for detained migrant children and now he has enlarged an unlicensed, for-profit camp to hold 3,800 – housing 20 to a tent. They are being removed from state licensed, monitored shelters and shipped to Texas in the dead of night.
Documented abuses in unregulated youth migrant detention facilities are rife, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and medical neglect. Abuse, incarceration and family separation can cause children permanent psychological damage.
Where’s Complicit Greg Walden?
From the Malheur Enterprise in June of this year (emphasis added):
“Walden issued his short written statement to the Malheur Enterprise as a national furor unfolded over images and reports of children being taken from parents and housed in compounds formed by chain link fences. The Trump administration since April has been executing a “zero tolerance” policy for those crossing into the U.S. illegally, moving to prosecute them criminally.
Walden in his statement didn’t specifically address that policy, enunciated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
These actions are taken in our name not to make us safer, but because under this regime women and children of color have been made into targets of hatred and fear.
End harmful and shameful detention policies!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
“My name is [Name]. I am a constituent and voter living in ZIP code [number] I am calling to thank the Senator for his continued opposition to the disastrous nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. I am also asking him to work against Trump’s racist plan for the indefinite detention of families. I’m counting on the Senator to end both of these human rights disasters. Thank you.”
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
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**
“My name is [Name]. I am a constituent and voter living in ZIP code [number]. I am outraged by the harm that Trump’s regime’s racist immigration policies are causing migrant children and families. Your silence in the face of these human rights violations is appalling. Please find the courage to speak out and right these wrongs. You are in a position to do something—SO DO SOMETHING! Thank you.”
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THERE: STAND WITH IMMIGRANTS IN OREGON**
This November, Measure 105 (formerly IP 22) is on the ballot. This is an attempt by anti-immigration groups to repeal Oregon’s 30-year-old sanctuary state law. Commit to vote NO on 105 https://orunited.org/ and make sure all your friends and family do the same.
**ACTION FOUR: OPPOSE THE RULE TO ALLOW INDEFINITE DETENTION OF CHILDREN**
File a comment in OPPOSITION to the rule proposed by the Trump Admin to allow for indefinite detention of children. Guidance on how to fill it out. If enough of us speak out the rule may not go through.
**ACTION FIVE: ELECT A NEW CONGRESS, BE ACTIVE, BE A VOTER, SAVE AMERICA**
There are numerous actions we each can take leading up to the 2018 midterm election. Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Website Event Calander to learn of a few: https://ord2indivisible.org/calendar/ New events are added regularly.
- TODAY: Oregon Legislature Candidate Forum on Environmental Issues – Medford
October 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
To stop Trump and his disastrous policies, we need a new Congress. And in Oregon Congressional District 2, we need to be represented in the US House!