Week 6/11 Action 3: Stand with Our Immigrant Families

As scary as Trump's deportation machine is (and getting scarier, recently extending to DACA youth), allies are coming together at schools, churches, and community locations around the country to stand in solidarity with their undocumented neighbors, friends, and family members. The California Values Act (SB 54) would keep immigrant families together by limiting the use of state and local resources from engaging in deportations and sets a model for the rest of the nation. This week all-of-us must love our neighbors and ally with local groups, support state efforts, and take coordinated action in support of World Refugee Day on June 20.
 
Here’s how:
 
1. We have joined forces with other organizations to build a map of local immigration advocacy groups. If you know about a local group that serves immigrants add it to this map.
 
2. [FOR SUBSCRIBERS IN CALIFORNIA] Support the California Values Act, which has passed the California Senate, by calling your California Assemblymember. Use this script:
 
“Hello, my name is _________ and I live in _______ I would like ask Assemblymember _________ to vote YES on the California Values Act, SB 54. The bill will ensure that state and local resources are not
used to further mass deportations and separate families. The California Values Act will uphold
our core principles of equal treatment, community, and compassion. Say NO to Trump’s mass
deportation programs, please vote YES on SB 54. Thank you."
 
3. [FOR ALL OR AT LEAST THOSE OUTSIDE OF CA] Take action to stand with refugees by texting “STAND” to 313131 to get reminders to contact your rep and make sure they know you support the welcoming of refugees.