ALL HANDS ON DECK!
Congress comes back from recess this week and needs to pass another government spending bill by Sept. 30.
We need those who cherish Democracy to use their power and demand that the next funding bill contains cuts to ICE and CBP, and strict guardrails to ensure that money isn’t misused.
By Defunding Hate, we can finally begin to undo the damage that has come as a result of decades of treating immigration like a security problem, and demonstrate that we stand with immigrants – not just with words but with actions.
All week we will be asking our members to amplify the #DefundHate message. More information (including a number of helpful articles) can be found by clicking here.
National MoC Call-in Days: Mon, Sept. 9 and Wed, Sept. 11
Contact all of our members of Congress
Dial 1-844-332-6361 and follow the instructions to connect you with your Member of Congress. For a sample script, click here (although this number will provide you with talking points.)
Here is what we are asking:
- Cut funding for ICE and CBP
- Remove Slush fund for ICE in sections 228(b) (1)-(5)
- Keep language barring ICE from stealing money from other agencies
In addition to Rep. Yoho and Sens. Rubio and Scott, it is suggested that Floridians call the two Democrat representatives who sit on the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives: Reps. Charlie Crist and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, both of whom voted to provide additional funds to ICE earlier this summer.
Get your social media friends into the action as well! Once you have made your calls, share the following image:
Encourage your social media friends (at least five) to:
- Text Defund Hate to 977-79
- Hashtag #DefundHate on all social media posts
- Tag other groups, local politicians, local media with the same MoCs
- Share videos/photos of friends/constituents making their calls on social media
Uplift #DefundHate Coalition Partners: Tuesday, Sept. 10
Goal: Elevate the messages and voices of parties and allies within the coalition, and build a wave of support.
Hop on Twitter to retweet and engage with posts with the #DefundHate hashtag from partners like:
#Defund Hate Postcard Writing: Thur, Sept. 12, 7-8PM
Pride Community Center
3131 NW 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32609
Funding for immigration enforcement has exploded under Trump, and his administration has used this money to separate, cage, and tear gas families, and to terrorize communities.
We will be composing postcards to our Senators, our Reps and our Reps on the House Appropriations Committee because we care about ending Trump’s racist immigration policies! We will urge them to cut funding for ICE and CBP in the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, and get rid of the slush fund that will allow ICE to continue terrorizing immigrant communities!
#DefundHate Corner Protest: Fri, Sept. 13, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Join friends and members of Indivisible Gainesville to cap off the #DefundHate week of action at the intersection of NW 43rd Street and NW 23rd Avenue (the NE/Fresh Market corner) from 4:30 to 6:00pm to protest the Trump Administration’s inhumane border policies.
We must demand that our representatives in Congress hear us when we say #DefundHate, so bring your signs and your passion. We will see you there!