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End Family Separation
We are collecting immigration policy & family separation news and actions here. Please let us know if you know about a protest or other action in our area: firstname.lastname@example.org
How you can fight Trump’s cruel treatment of immigrant children: Bleeding Heartland
3 Ways to Take Action: Families Belong Together ~US Representative Pramila Jayapal
Take action: Mobilize on June 30 at 11 a.m. Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. Organizers expect more than 100 actions to take place nationwide.
FIND OR SIGN UP TO HOST AN EVENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY HERE HERE: FamiliesBelongTogether.org
Support my legislation – the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act and the Detention Oversight Not Expansion (DONE) Act – to completely overhaul our immigrant detention system with strengthened oversight and human rights standards, and to prevent the detention of vulnerable populations, including primary caregivers and asylum seekers. We need more co-sponsors for these critical pieces of legislation.
Support the legal and humanitarian efforts:
Organizations like the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Kids in Need of Defense, RAICES, ProBar, and the Texas Civil Rights Project are on the ground helping the kids and parents impacted by this policy.
NEWS FROM IOWA ON FAMILY SEPARATION
Bishop’s statement on family separation – Iowa Conference: The United Methodist Church
Democracy Summer Fellowship Program
Democracy Summer was a program started by Congressman Jamie Raskin here in Maryland. It immerses hundreds of students from around the US in the history of progressive change, trains them in skills and issues critical to grassroots organizing, and partners with key congressional campaigns to reclaim progressive leadership at every level of government. We are looking for locals in the Des Moines who are 16-22 years old to participate in Democracy Summer!
We will host two sessions in Des Moines:
– Session 1: Monday, June 11- Thursday, July 12
– Session 2: Tuesday, July 17- Thursday, August 16
Fellows will be in session Monday through Thursday. The first six Fellows to apply and be accepted for session 1 will receive a $1000 stipend for the summer!
Fellows will meet elected officials, learn about important social justice issues and progressive movements both in Des Moines and across the nation, and will get direct experience on the campaign trail.