Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday 6/19 CTA

It’s starting to get mighty uncomfortable here in the U. S. and I don’t like it one bit.
Trump has stated that ICE is planning to start making mass arrests sometime next week. ICE will aim to round up thousands of migrant parents and children across U. S cities. How is that going to happen? Where will those families go? Ugh, my stomach hurts.
Children are being held in detention centers in Homestead, Florida. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has called the centers what they truly are, concentration camps. She has faced a lot of backlash, but she is correct in calling them that. If you ever wondered how the atrocities of the Holocaust occurred, its beginnings were very similar to what’s going on right now.
Read this thread to learn a bit more.
We need to act on this stuff NOW. We can’t look the other way because it’s going to keep getting worse. Children have already died in detention. Children and families have suffered and are suffering now.
Congress is currently debating funding for agencies. Call your members of Congress ant tell them to CUT funding for ICE & CBP and get rid of the ICE slush fund.
We Count! is an organization working to close the Homestead camp. Check them out and donate $$ if you can.
Check out this group that is bearing witness to what’s going on at the border:
Jewish activists from Massachusetts went to Homestead this past weekend to protest these concentration camps. Read their blog here:
Here’s another blog about experiences from Texas:
Don’t stop making noise about this.

Mueller Report
Have you read it yet? Here’s an audio version so you can listen to it while you clean the house or drive to work.
Politifact is hosting a Mueller Report book club. Sections of the report and introduced each week and lively discussions follow. Sign up for their weekly email to get started.

Election Security
Senate Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly told his colleagues that he will not allow the Senate to vote on election security legislation this session. Lobbyists for the two biggest voting machine makers have started writing him four figure checks.”
Why is McConnell able to be such a road block in the Senate? A good question to ask Senators Klobuchar and Smith.

The first presidential primary debates will happen on June 26 and 27. Buckle up! Here we go!

Parade Season
As parade season gets started, our favorite elected officials will be marching. Why not volunteer to walk with them? This is a fun, easy way to support the legislators who do good work for us.

Keep tabs on all the great things going on in CD2 here:
2020 Democratic Debate Schedule
Smith (202) 224-5641 
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Walz

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