CALL FOR IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS. THEN PASS THE STOP CRUELTY TO MIGRANT CHILDREN ACT
Children are in cages. Men and women are sardined in their own stench. The Border Patrol confiscates migrants’ possessions – just like Nazis did at their concentration camps. Senior Customs and Border Protection (CBP) managers belong to a racist Facebook site and still hold their jobs.
The government is violating detention limits:
- stonewalling legal representation for children
- forcing migrants to go hungry and sleepless
- turning away donations
- denying medical care
Donald Trump defended the agency, then finally said what we suspected: Only white people need apply.
When is enough enough?
Trump’s high crimes and misdemeanors are far beyond the Mueller report’s findings. We are deep into the territory of lawlessness with a white nationalist at the helm.
Sen. Merkley said, “We need a strong response to stop the cruelty at the border.”
Merkley’s Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act is a good thing. Republicans will look bad for stonewalling it. And establishing guardrails on the CBP is a good idea — if this Administration followed the rule of law. But it doesn’t.
The stronger response to this lawlessness, corruption and racist brutality is to convene impeachment hearings.
We ask our entire delegation to call for impeachment hearings.
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because . . .
I want to thank the Senator for co-sponsoring the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act but also ask him to call for an impeachment inquiry. Passing the Stop Cruelty bill would be unnecessary if Trump followed the rule of law. But he does not. His racist lawlessness towards non-white migrants joins a string of other high crimes and misdemeanors. Therefore, I urgently request that the Senator call for an impeachment inquiry immediately.
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
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**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to. . .
ask Greg Walden to co-sponsor the House version of the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act and to call for an impeachment inquiry. Passing the Stop Cruelty bill would be unnecessary if Trump followed the rule of law. But he does not. His racist lawlessness toward non-white migrants violates existing laws and joins a string of other high crimes and misdemeanors. Therefore, I urgently request Mr. Walden to call for an impeachment inquiry immediately.
Through Greg Walden’s actions and inactions—his silence has been deafening—he appears to fully support Trump, regardless of how much damage Trump is doing to our democracy and to world stability. Know that we are still here, we will hold him accountable, we are working to flip his seat BLUE — #2020IsNow!
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar on a regular basis to keep updated on our local activities. Participate with us as often as you can.
Letters to the Editor Writing Session – Medford
July 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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The Chief of the Border Patrol belongs to a racist FB group: https://theintercept.com/2019/07/12/border-patrol-chief-carla-provost-was-a-member-of-secret-facebook-group/
An examination of Customs and Border Patrol: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/07/15/border-patrol-trump-administration-227357
Traumatized children being sent from border to Illinois: https://www.propublica.org/article/heartland-chicago-shelters-immigrant-children-sick-traumatized?utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email
Trump defends detention centers: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/14/donald-trump-defends-detention-centers-says-nothing-ice-raids/1716448001/
Trump tells Congresswomen to “go back” to the country they came from: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/14/us/politics/trump-twitter-squad-congress.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_190715?campaign_id=2&instance_id=10894&segment_id=15214&user_id=b1d9a3f109f27d8111cd5f93ac39c7c1®i_id=758801810715
What’s in the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act: http://dearcolleague.us/2019/07/be-an-original-cosponsor-of-the-stop-cruelty-to-migrant-children-act/