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How to respond re: Trump’s cruel immigration raids. Activism and ICE.
Donald Trump Will Hate This Free “Squad Goals ” sticker!
Dear MoveOn member,
Donald Trump managed to reach a new low on Sunday, when he sent a series of racist tweets aimed at Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, telling the four congresswomen to “go back [to the countries] from which they came.”1
Attacking these elected officials because of the color of their skin is disgusting. It is unacceptable. And it is a clear attempt by Trump to silence a group of women who are boldly and unapologetically fighting for the rest of us.
But as Rep. Pressley said yesterday, “We are more than four people … Our squad is big. Our squad includes any person committed to creating a more equitable and just world.”2
MoveOn is proud to join the squad, which is why we’ve printed a big batch of these “Squad Goals” stickers designed by @SoGayJen and are giving them away for free while supplies last.
These latest attacks were not only a look inside the grotesque racist echo chamber in Trump’s mind, but also a clear attempt to distract us from the ongoing humanitarian disaster on the border. It won’t work.
MoveOn members, our allies, Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, Tlaib, and more will continue to work to close the concentration camps at the border, defund the out-of-control agencies committing these atrocities, and defeat Trump and his allies in 2020.
Thanks for all you do.
–Kelly, Justin, Schuyler, Ann, and the rest of the team
1. “Trump’s racist Twitter tirade about ‘the Squad,’ explained,” Vox, July 15, 2019
2. Tweet by Justice Democrats, July 15, 2019
How To Respond To Trump’s Cruel Immigration Raids
From: Corinne Ball, MoveOn Civic Action
Dear MoveOn member,
Trump is—again—escalating his administration’s campaign of fear and terror against immigrant communities. Immediately after spurring international outrage over the criminal conditions in detention camps across the country, he is now launching mass ICE raids targeting families.
Make no mistake: These raids are designed to tear apart families, cause fear, and retaliate against cities that have stood up to Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant policies.1
ICE and CBP are agencies teeming with cruelty and racism—and not only has Trump continued to embolden them, he is gearing up to send thousands more people into their custody with these raids, despite recent reports detailing abuses in detention camps. These agencies even spent massive amounts of money on raids after claiming they don’t have funds to improve detention conditions.
Every action Trump is taking gives ICE even more power. This is part of a calculated and heartless attack—and the misery and pain ICE creates will impact far more people than we know.2
Since Trump announced these raids, the response has been overwhelming: Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets, called their members of Congress, added their names to petitions, and more.
Just this week, activists and allies demanded that Marriott and Choice hotels vow not to help the Trump administration tear families apart—and won. Thousands of MoveOn members like you signed a petition that was delivered with allies and partners to hotel headquarters on Thursday. Hours after the petition delivery, Marriott released a statement affirming they would not allow ICE to use their hotels as jails. Choice hotels followed closely behind.3
When we take a stand together, we know we can win. Here’s how you can take action to oppose Trump’s cruel immigration policies and support communities suffering right now:
1. Know your rights. If an immigration agent comes to your door or your neighborhood, know how to respond. Click here for “Know Your Power,” an important resource from United We Dream. Share this information with your community and over social media.
2. Demand your member of Congress take every possible action to stop Trump’s cruel attacks. Dial 844-899-8261 now to call your representative, and then dial 855-300-3836 to call your senators. Say to them, “Close the camps, stop funding family detention and deportation, bear witness, and reunite families.”
3. Contribute to ensure that everyone in detention has legal representation, so they don’t have to face an immigration judge alone. Donate to the Texas Civil Rights Project, an organization that is providing free legal services to immigrants in detention. Click here to contribute now.
4. Sign the petition to say Congress must close the camps! Add your name now.
When we speak up, we have power. In the face of this cruelty, we must continue to speak out, take action, and support our communities.
Thanks for all you do.
–Corinne, Emma, Bill, Seth, and the rest of the team
1. “Cities prepare for showdown with Trump over ICE raids: You ‘have to come through us,'” USA TODAY, July 12, 2019
2. “ICE Is Dangerously Inaccurate,” The New York Times, July 12, 2019
3. “With Possible ICE Raids Imminent, Hotel Chains Are Taking a Stand,” WAMU, July 12, 2019
What The Tuck Now?
From: Michelle Sandoval
Dear fellow MoveOn member,
Only three days after the a white supremacist mass shooter in El Paso killed 22 people,
Tucker Carlson went on primetime Fox News to declare that white supremacy is “not a real problem.” He called it a “hoax” before the victims even had time to be buried.
This is a blatant lie from Tucker Carlson. The only reason he is lying is because he has propagated similarly anti-immigrant, xenophobic, and blatantly racist ideas that are bent on fear-mongering. Tucker wants to think that white supremacy is a hoax, because he does not want to accept that he is complicit in giving voice to these ideas. He does not want to see how his words could have influenced a white supremacist mass shooter.
Advertisers, including Procter & Gamble, Expedia, Applebee’s, Trivago, Allstate, and many others, need to stop supporting Fox News’ lies before it’s too late. We cannot have another white supremacist open fire on a public place targeting immigrants and people of color.
Tucker needs to be taken off the air, and his advertisers need to stop funding hate, especially now that he is purposefully misinforming Fox News viewers about the rise of white supremacy.
Fox News and Tucker have served as megaphones for Trump’s white supremacist and xenophobic ideas. Advertisers have the opportunity to hold them accountable and stop serving as sponsors for this lying and hate speech.
Thanks for all you do.
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