Ep. 47 – Just Fucking Do Something

Ep. 47 - Just Fucking Do Something



Issues of the week: 

The attack on immigrants continues.  Last week we discussed the how the Trump administration has proposed a rule to upend the Flores agreement and keep children held indefinitely with their parents. Now we have

  1. Reports that 12,8000 children are held in detention.  The highest ever.  
  2. Trump admin has announced an increase of 3800 beds to tent city.
  3. To keep up the Deportation Train the Trump admin transferred 10 million from FEMA to ICE.  
  4. Trump DENIED that 3000 people died in PR during the hurricane.  Another step at dehumanization of anyone who is not white.  

The GOP are paying for their a 1.5 Trillion tax by cut food stamps/SNAP and impose work requirements in the Farm Bill which will cause 2 million low income Americans to lose their benefits/access to food.

Calls to congress 

  1. Script to stop attacks on immigrants: “My name is [Name]. I am a constituent and I and live in ZIP code [number]. I am calling because I am deeply concerned over rule to keep family and kids detained indefinitely and Trump denying deaths in Puerto Rico.  I ask that the Senator/Rep pass the Reunite act immediately to end family detention and to hold hearings into what happened in Puerto Rico that caused such large loss of life.  Thank you.”
  2. Script to protect our safety net: “My name is [Name]. I am a constituent and I and live in ZIP code [number]. I am calling because I am appalled that the GOP is trying to pay for their $1.5 trillion tax cut with cuts to food stamps and Medicare I ask that the Senator/Rep protect our safety net including healthcare and food stamps in the Farm Bill. Thank you.”
  3. Script for Kavanaugh “My name is [Name]. I am a constituent and I and live in ZIP code [number]. If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court my life will change by XXX.  He committed perjury and sexual assault and cannot sit on the Supreme Court.  I ask that the Senator to do all he or she can to stop this perjurer from sitting on the supreme court. 

Action to help families

  1. File a comment in OPPOSITION to the rule proposed by the Trump Admin to allow for indefinite detention of children. Guidance on how to fill it out.

Midterm actions 

  1. Oppose Measure 105 (formerly IP 22).  This is an attempt by anti-immigration groups to repeal Oregon’s 30-year-old sanctuary state law.  Commit to vote NO on 105 https://orunited.org/ and make sure all your friends and family do the same
  2. Support Governor Kate Brown https://katebrownfororegon.com/ 
  3. National action – Figure out your plans for #LastWee