#TakeAction – May 9, 2019

Let’s join fellow activists on Thursday, 9 May who will #TakeAction to defund hate!

🔶 National call-in day: Defund hate

1. (ACTION) Today is the Defund Hate coalition’s national call-in day. Call Congresswoman Schrier, ask her to sign on to the “Jayapal-Torres-Chu Dear Colleague” letter requesting cuts to ICE and CBP”.

Background:
While Democratic control of the House has given us a firewall against some of the worst Republican attacks, Trump’s attacks against immigrants continue. He shut down the government for over a month in an effort to get his hateful wall and has already requested billions more for ICE and CBP in next year’s budget, “FY20.” He hopes to use the money to pay for his wall, more ICE and CBP agents, and more cages for immigrant families. Fortunately, the Constitution gives Congress—not the White House—the sole power to appropriate money. That means that Democrats can define the terms of this debate through the appropriations process. The Defund Hate Campaign is a coalition of immigrant rights and progressive organizations that have been working for two years to get Congress to reduce funding for ICE and CBP, the two agencies most responsible for tearing apart immigrant families. Co-chaired by Detention Watch Network (DWN) and United We Dream (UWD), the coalition seeks to divest from immigration detention and enforcement, and invest in programs that we actually need, like health care and education. Indivisible is a proud member and partner of the Defund Hate Campaign.

Source: Indivisible: https://indivisible.org/…/tell-your-representative…

**CALENDAR**
We’re posting many events for our group and others on our calendar. Check it out! http://www.indivisible-wa8.com/calendar/

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