Immigrant Rights Street Team #8
Coming up Next Week
Next week, ECCO is doing a Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice all week. There's a Work and Family Mobility Phone Bank on Thursday, and on Sunday, it's the Second Anniversary of TPS dinner Sunday evening. In-district Town Halls for Lynch on Thursday and Clark on Wednesday.
Busy next week, take these two two-minute VIRTUAL actions
Lynch constituents: sign the petition to ask Steven Lynch MA-08 to #CloseTheCamps, share with any constituents you know, before the August 22 meeting.
Clark constituents: Katherine Clark is holding a town hall on Wednesday to hear from constituents. We're holding our own virtual town hall for anyone who can't get to Framingham, and demanding that she DEFUND HATE. (details and script below)
Donate goods to Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance to help families recover from ICE raids and feed their families.
Report on Last Week's Actions
"On August 14 at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, TPS holders defended the preliminary injunction which prevents the government from terminating their humanitarian legal status. The Ninth Circuit considered the Trump Administration’s challenge to a district court order which halted the terminations of TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. After the filing of a related case, the government extended the same protections to TPS-holders from Honduras and Nepal." Selected press. How latest federal court hearing on Temporary Protected Status could affect 12,000 Massachusetts immigrants , Temporary Protected Status immigrants rally outside federal courthouse , TPS Holders Urge 9th Circuit to Maintain Injunction Preventing Trump Administration from Terminating the Legal Status of 400,000 People (Image Description: March in Pasadena, CA of TPS holders prior to the court hearing, signs say TPS Justice)
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined a lawsuit with 13 other states against the Trump administration against the new Public Charge rule.
At the Never Again Action on Wednesday, August 14, a guard drove into a group of protesters and other guards deployed pepper spray. He has been place on Administrative leave and has since quit his position. There's an ongoing investigation of the police response. Press, Rhode Island Prison Officer Placed on Leave After ICE Protesters Allege He Drove a Truck Into Them , Captain Placed On Leave After Truck Drives Into ICE Protesters
Reminder: Jobs with Justice posted information on the #NoHotelsForICE Employer Sign-On and Canvas Kit stayed tuned for Boston canvas.
Upcoming Actions and Training
Monday, August 19, 10 AM - August 23, TBD, Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice, Join ECCO and allies as they walk from across 4 states to amplify the moral crisis we face as our country targets and expels immigrant families. They’ll, walk, march and even bike, a combined 280 miles from Concord, NH; Boston, MA; Montpelier, VT and Kittery, ME to Dover, NH. See their Facebook page for livestream and update. Please join when and where you are able. Kickoff is Monday, 10 AM at the JFK Federal Building near Govt. Center T Station in Boston.
Wednesday, August 21, Virtual Action: #DefundHate Virtual Town Hall - Clark constituents: Katherine Clark is holding a town hall on Wednesday to hear from constituents. We're holding our own virtual town hall for anyone who can't get to Framingham, and demanding that she DEFUND HATE. Rep. Clark is on the House Committee on Appropriations. That means that she helps decide how much money ICE and CBP receive for the camps that are separating, caging, and killing immigrant children. She's in Massachusetts for the August recess, so it's time to make our voices heard!
Three easy steps:
Phone Rep. Clark's office at (617) 354-0292 or e-mail her at https://katherineclark.house.gov/index.cfm/email-me.
Identify yourself as a constituent.
Demand that she use her position to cut the funding to ICE and CBP and reinvest it in humanitarian border programs.
Thursday, August 22, 6:00 PM Community Town Hall with Rep. Lynch, Quincy, MA #CloseTheCamps #5 After 6 meetings of constituents in Lynch's offices with his staffers and no clear position on the camps, Rep. Lynch is finally hosting a community town hall in Braintree. Congressman Lynch is the Chair of the subcommittee on National Security which oversees both Immigration and Homeland Security. Can't be there in person, sign the petition (Braintree Town Hall, Horace T. Cahill Auditorium, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA 02184)
Thursday, August 22, 6:00-9:00 PM, 2nd Driving Families Forward phone bank, call constituents to patch through calls to legislators and meet fellow activists. (New Location: Field First Office, 145 Tremont, Boston, MA 02111)
August 25, 5:00-10:00 PM, Join us to Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the Massachusetts TPS Committee, tickets on sale now, please buy your tickets soon to help them plan for numbers & share with your friends. (Malden Irish American Club)
Sunday, September 8, 4:00-6:00 PM, Driving Families Forward phone bank, call constituents to patch through calls to legislators and meet fellow activists. (Workbar Central Square, 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge)
Please check our events calendar and facebook page for any updates. Let us know if you have a training, action, or announcement to share.
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