Resist the Trump Agenda-Week #7
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Take Action: Reject the Inhumane Treatment of Migrants
The Department of Homeland Security is considering a proposal that would separate mothers from their children at the Mexican border as a way to “deter” border crossings.
Instead of keeping families fleeing from violence and hardship together as their cases are considered, this policy would place parents in detention and children in protective custody.
Senator Schumer 212-486-4430 | Senator Gillibrand 212-688-6262 | Your Rep
What you can say: “Reuters recently reported that the Department of Homeland Security is considering a policy that would tear mothers and their children apart at the border. This is an inhumane violation of human rights, especially for people desperately fleeing violence and hardship. We must stop this from happening.”
Get the Lowdown, Trump Week #7:
- Trump’s Joint Session speech was not normal – no matter what the media wants you to believe. Reading a teleprompter cannot be the low bar we set for acting “presidential.” We know that what Trump says and does are two different things, and right now he has demonstrated he is not concerned with the well-being of women, people of color, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community.
- Legislators across the country are trying – and succeeding – in passing laws that would make it nearly impossible to peacefully protest without being arrested or fined.
- Jeff Sessions is not a friend to women (or anyone who cares about civil rights). Sessions has voted against the Violence Against Women Act and is anti-choice. Since taking office, Sessions has rolled back trans rights and voter rights, and now…he may have committed perjury.
- That’s right, Jeff Sessions lied about meeting with Russian officials (under oath) and Mike Pence used his private email for government affairs – how long should we wait for the “lock them up” chants?
Need a laugh after all that?
Trevor Noah shows that Trump’s Joint Session was all a “Presidential act” – fake it till you make it.