Wednesday, June 20, 2018

June 30: Huge protests are ON

Thanks to powerful public pressure, Trump's administration has been forced to shift its outrageous treatment of immigrant children. We have momentum—but we're far from done.

Dear MoveOn member,

Thanks to powerful public pressure, the Trump administration has been forced to shift its outrageous treatment of immigrant children. We have momentum—but we're far from done.

The executive order that Donald Trump signed today is not the solution. It allows the indefinite incarceration of immigrant families in federal prisons, and there is still no plan to reunify the thousands of families that have been forcibly separated. Which is why we must continue to stand together at hundreds of events nationwide on Saturday, June 30, to say that families belong together—and freeClick here to join the June 30 event near you to Keep Families Together and free and reject Trump's brutal policies.

The last week has been full of shocking and heartbreaking stories: Kids torn from breastfeeding moms.1 Leaked audio of cries and shrieks from terrified children.2 Images of kids in cages.3 Reports of children being injected with antipsychotic drugs against their will.3 The defiance of Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The negligence of the Republican Congress. All during a week when the Trump administration withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council.4

In the face of this horror, MoveOn members and many others stood tall and said: We have to be better than this. So when Representative Pramila Jayapal announced on Monday night that she was working with MoveOn, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and other partners on a massive mobilization on June 30, MoveOn members responded in huge numbers: More than 150,000 people signed up for more than 400 events within 36 hours.

Because we raised our collective voice, Trump has been forced to backtrack. One day after saying that this policy—which he and his administration created—was essential, he's beginning to retreat.5 But let's be clear: Trump's announcement today is not solving a crisis. Instead, it appears that he wants to modify his policy to detain infants, toddlers, and other children with their parents—indefinitely, without due process. And many other children are still separated from their parents with no plans to reunite them. 

Again: Our national outrage has led to Trump and Nielsen backpedalling. Republicans are running scared from the moral crisis they manufactured. Which is why we're doubling down as we build toward the national mobilization on June 30.

Can you join us on June 30? Click here to search more than 400 events around the country!

Together, we can win freedom and reunification for children and families—which is why we need to go full speed ahead over the next 10 days toward June 30 as we demand that Trump reunite families, close down prisons for these children and their families, and fire Kirstjen Nielsen, White House adviser Stephen Miller, and every other architect of this inhumane policy.

Thanks for all you do.

—Anna, Ben, Rahna, David, and the rest of the team

Sources:  

1. "She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center," CNN, June 14, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41122?t=16&akid=209847%2E10220574%2EoqLI_1

2. "Listen to Children Who've Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border," ProPublica, June 18, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41282?t=18&akid=209847%2E10220574%2EoqLI_1

3. "Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims," Reveal News, June 20, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41283?t=20&akid=209847%2E10220574%2EoqLI_1

4. "US leaving UN Human Rights Council -- 'a cesspool of political bias,'" CNN, June 20, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41284?t=22&akid=209847%2E10220574%2EoqLI_1

5. "Trump Retreats on Separating Families, Signing Order to Detain Them Together," New York Times, June 20, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41323?t=24&akid=209847%2E10220574%2EoqLI_1

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

FW: Sign my petition to stop family separation?

Hi Eddie, I just wanted to make sure you saw my message. I've been heartbroken by recent news stories of children being torn away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. One story described a mother whose baby girl was yanked from her arms while she was breastfeeding her.

Hi Eddie—I just wanted to make sure you saw my message.

–Natalie Portman


Dear Eddie,

I've been heartbroken by recent news stories of children being torn away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

If you've been heartbroken too, then will you click here now to add your name to my short and simple petition to Congress and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen? It says: "Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together."

One story described a mother whose baby girl was yanked from her arms while she was breastfeeding her.1 The mother cried out and tried to hang on to her child as government agents forcibly separated them.

Hundreds of other families have been torn apart since the Trump administration enacted this brutal new policy.2

This shockingly cruel, traumatic, and inhumane practice has no place in our country. It must be stopped immediately, and without holding these children hostage to pass other anti-immigrant policies.

Will you add your name to this short and simple petition? It says:

Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together.

Click here to sign the petition, and then pass it along to your friends and family.

We must speak loudly enough, and in large enough numbers, that the media stays focused on this story. Together, we can make sure that Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, other members of the Trump administration, and every member of Congress have no choice but to stop separating families.

All of us are someone's child. Many of us are mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents; we're aunts and uncles; we're friends and neighbors who watch out for each other's children.

Keeping children with their mothers and broader families is something that should transcend party, geography, ideology, and other lines that often divide us.

No politician should be able to hide from the images and stories of families being separated—and of children sleeping on floors in former Walmarts and kept in prisons, locked in what can only be described as cages. We must speak out and demand that this cruel treatment of children and families stop.

Will you click here to add your name and declare that children and their families belong together? The petition says: "Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together."

Let's keep raising our voices to stop this tragedy—and show love and support for these children and their families.

–Natalie Portman

Sources:

1. "She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center," CNN, June 14, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41122?t=6&akid=209755%2E10220574%2Ecro1J_

2. "The Trump administration's separation of families at the border, explained," Vox, June 11, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41123?t=8&akid=209755%2E10220574%2Ecro1J_


Monday, June 18, 2018

Here’s how you can help (family separation crisis)

The Trump administration is moving full speed ahead to create a prison camp outside El Paso, TX, for the immigrant children our government is stealing away from their parents after families cross the border to seek asylum.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Trump administration is moving full speed ahead to create a prison camp outside El Paso, TX, for the immigrant children our government is stealing away from their parents after families cross the border to seek asylum.1

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions instituted the policy of family separation in May, the number of children separated from their parents is surging, with estimates as high as 2,000, including a baby torn away from her mother's breasts.2,3 Some of the mothers are being told that their families "do not exist anymore" and that they will "never see their children again."4

The network of pro bono lawyers fighting for these families in the courts and getting their stories to the media urgently needs more resources to scale up their work. And that's why I want to ask you, Eddie, to make a tax-deductible donation to the Texas Civil Rights Project, a group of lawyers and advocates on the front lines of the family separation crisis.

Click here now to make a tax-deductible gift to the Texas Civil Rights Project, and 100% of your donation will immediately go to the organization.

It was from an attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project, Natalia Cornelio, that we learned on CNN last week about the story of the woman from Honduras who had her baby torn away from her while breastfeeding.5

Under current policies, the government is not required to provide immigrants, even children, pursuing asylum or facing deportation with legal representation. Children as young as three are being forced to appear before judges without a lawyer.6

These families need legal help right now. Will you make a tax-deductible gift to the Texas Civil Rights Project? Just click here now, and 100% of your donation will go to the organization.

Every day, more and more children are being ripped away from their parents, and the stories we're hearing just keep getting worse. Children confined in dog kennel-like cages. Parents left without any information about their children's whereabouts week after week. Border agents losing track of which child belongs to which parent.

This is a moral emergency, and we're going all out to pressure Congress and the Trump administration to rescind this heinous policy. 

But right now the most pressing, urgent need is to help the children and parents trapped in Trump's horrifying family separation maze. Will you make a tax-deductible donation to the Texas Civil Rights Project to help defend these families?

Yes, I'll make a tax-deductible donation to the Texas Civil Rights Project right now.

MoveOn members' time, energy, and donations power all our advocacy and electoral work together—and in some moments of crisis, we also come together as a community to provide direct relief to people in harm's way.

MoveOn members have given millions of dollars directly to grassroots relief organizations over the years, including after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti; after Hurricanes Sandy, Katrina, Maria, and Harvey; to help rebuild Black churches after racially motivated arsons; and many other moments.

This is one of those moments where we can provide important support for people in crisis—even as we continue our work to address root causes.

Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Eric, Anne, Reggie, and the rest of the team

P.S. MoveOn members are doing everything we can to stand up in this horrifying moment. Our staff worked throughout the weekend with a wide range of partner organizations to begin planning a major protest in Washington (we'll keep you updated and will announce it as soon as details are ready), as well as in-person actions people around the country can attend. We're collecting bedtime songs, which we'll do our very best to play for children in detention centers and highlight in the media. And we're making digital ads to make sure members of Congress hear our anguish and our demand to stop separating children from their parents—and holding those kids hostage to pass other anti-immigrant legislation. Right now, we're coming together to offer direct support for the children experiencing this trauma—and in the coming days, we'll give you more opportunities to advocate and organize to stop this moral travesty.

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Texas Civil Rights Project. 

Sources:

1. "U.S. to house migrant children in tents outside El Paso as government takes more into custody," The Washington Post, June 14, 2018
 
2. "DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families," The Washington Post, June 15, 2018
 
3. "She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center," CNN, June 14, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41122?t=10&akid=209660%2E10220574%2E98q4hB
 
4. "The Trump administration's separation of families at the border, explained," Vox, June 15, 2018
 
5. "She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center," CNN, June 14, 2018
 
6. "Can a 3-year-old represent herself in immigration court? Judge in Seattle case thinks so," The Seattle Times, March 4, 2016

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sign my petition to stop family separation?

I've been heartbroken by recent news stories of children being torn away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. One story described a mother whose baby girl was yanked from her arms while she was breastfeeding her.

Dear Eddie,

I've been heartbroken by recent news stories of children being torn away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

If you've been heartbroken too, then will you click here now to add your name to my short and simple petition to Congress and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen? It says: "Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together."

One story described a mother whose baby girl was yanked from her arms while she was breastfeeding her.1 The mother cried out and tried to hang on to her child as government agents forcibly separated them.

Hundreds of other families have been torn apart since the Trump administration enacted this brutal new policy.2

This shockingly cruel, traumatic, and inhumane practice has no place in our country. It must be stopped immediately, and without holding these children hostage to pass other anti-immigrant policies.

Will you add your name to this short and simple petition? It says:

Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together.

Click here to sign the petition, and then pass it along to your friends and family.

We must speak loudly enough, and in large enough numbers, that the media stays focused on this story. Together, we can make sure that Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, other members of the Trump administration, and every member of Congress have no choice but to stop separating families.

All of us are someone's child. Many of us are mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents; we're aunts and uncles; we're friends and neighbors who watch out for each other's children.

Keeping children with their mothers and broader families is something that should transcend party, geography, ideology, and other lines that often divide us.

No politician should be able to hide from the images and stories of families being separated—and of children sleeping on floors in former Walmarts and kept in prisons, locked in what can only be described as cages. We must speak out and demand that this cruel treatment of children and families stop.

Will you click here to add your name and declare that children and their families belong together? The petition says: "Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together."

Let's keep raising our voices to stop this tragedy—and show love and support for these children and their families.

—Natalie Portman

Sources:

1. "She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center," CNN, June 14, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41122?t=18&akid=209579%2E10220574%2EgDt7f_

2. "The Trump administration's separation of families at the border, explained," Vox, June 11, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/41123?t=20&akid=209579%2E10220574%2EgDt7f_

Want to support MoveOn's work on family separation? Senator Jeff Merkley says, "If you believe that separating children from their families is wrong—and that it's got to stop—then will you chip in monthly to help MoveOn fuel their campaign against this moral outrage, and build the political power to stop this and other horrific policies targeting immigrant families?"

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on June 17th, 2018. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Will you join Jaden, Lashelle, Mindy, and Don?

We can end GOP control of the House together. Apply today to join the Resist & Win program.

Dear MoveOn member,

It's been a tough week—knowing that more kids are being separated from their parents and put in cages, and that our country is turning away "[the] tired, [the] poor, [the] huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
 
What is lifting my spirits this morning are the many rallies and marches around the country this week, and reading the words of fellow MoveOn members ready to get involved in the Resist & Win program to end GOP control of the House and build the lasting progressive power that we need to fulfill the promise of this nation that we have yet to fully achieve for all of us—white, Black, brown, and everyone.

I wanted to share some of these motivating stories and invite you to join Jaden, Lashelle, Mindy, and Don as MoveOn Resist & Win Leaders to end GOP control of the House and build a progressive future for us all.

We still have 400 spots available, and one of them has your name on it! We've extended the deadline to Friday, June 22, but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so apply for your spot today!

"I am tired of the injustice that has been brewing in this country. As a young person I see the movement being led by people such as David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez and I am inspired. I hope with my and others' help, even right-wing towns like mine can be changed for the better … This is not a fight we can expect others to win for us." –Jaden M., Twain Harte, CA
 
"I want to help motivate and inspire people to get engaged in the political process." –Lashelle S., Houston, TX
 
"As a teacher, I am tired of politicians making the wrong decisions for my students. Living where I do, the tide is turning, and my district is on the list of possible districts that will turn blue. This will require help from volunteers and I want to receive training that will help me do this." –Mindy N., Overland Park, KS
 
"My mom was almost deported when I was in kindergarten, and I had friends that suffered ICE raids in the 1990s. At a young age, I knew that I was living in two worlds. Every person of color has been dismantling racism when they enter a professional setting whether they wanted to or not … I want to teach my skills to others to make sure that the momentum of the Resistance keeps going. We are looking at the midterms and obviously the 2020 election, but we need people that will continue a lifelong fight and advocate for progressive values." –Don A., San Diego, CA

MoveOn members in action to end GOP control of the House

Will you join Jaden, Lashelle, Mindy, and Don as Resist & Win Leaders? The application is short. Click here and apply today to say you're in.

The goals of MoveOn's Resist & Win program are to

  • end GOP control of the House,
  • elect inspiring movement leaders and progressives up and down the ballot, and
  • build long-term power and community to enact our shared vision of racial justice, an economy that works for everyone, a safe and healthy planet, diplomacy not war, a country that values kids more than guns, and more progressive, commonsense values.  

As a MoveOn Resist & Win Leader you will

  • participate in world-class organizing training sessions online as part of the MoveOn Digital Summer Camp from July 8 to August 8, 2018—just 3-5 hours per week from the comfort of your home (or wherever you will be this summer!);

  • have the opportunity to apply to attend the two-day MoveOn National Grassroots Leadership Summit (location TBA) with hundreds of grassroots movement leaders from around the country, August 25-26, 2018;

  • lead regular Volunteer Waves (MoveOn member and ally-attended community voter contact days of action at the local campaign office of a MoveOn member-endorsed candidate for Congress) this summer and fall to help MoveOn member-endorsed candidates win and to demonstrate the lasting, independent, progressive power of MoveOn members (with T-shirts, oh yes!); and

  • be part of an inspiring, supportive, diverse, and accountable community of fellow social change-makers. This is how we build the movement!

Don't wait; applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, June 22—so apply today! And forward this invitation to 10 of your friends to share the opportunity to make change together.

Thanks for all you do.

–Victoria, Allison, Michael, Matt, and the rest of the team

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thursday near you: Demand an end to Family Separation

Join your neighbors, local organizers, and activists to demand an end to this inhumane family separation policy. Join your neighbors, local organizers, and activists to demand an end to this inhumane family separation policy.

YOU'RE INVITED!
Families Belong Together Brooklyn
 
  
 
Where: Borough Hall Municipal Building  (in Brooklyn)
When: Thursday, June 14, 5:30 PM
What:

JOIN US TO DEMAND AN END TO FAMILY SEPARATION AND DETENTION


MoveOn members across the country are joining Families Belong Together events on Thursday, June 14, to oppose the cruel, inhumane, and unjustified separation of children from their parents at U.S. borders. Communities are seeing the devastating and lasting effects this policy could have and are ready to speak out. This day of action was planned by local activists across the country, not a national organization, because they know families can't wait. Action is needed now.

Under this Trump administration policy pushed by Attorney General Sessions and defended by Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen, ICE and Border Patrol agents have torn more than 650 children from their families in just two weeks in May! Thousands of children have been taken from their parents and detained in cages since this policy was adopted in 2017.

With Father's Day approaching, now is the time to protest these abuses and demand reform.

JOIN US TO DEMAND AN END TO THIS INHUMANE PRACTICE!
 
  
A person holding a sign! YES, I'LL BE THERE! People holding signs!

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

FW: Morally bankrupt (children in cages)

I will do everything I can to fight for these children. I'm shining a spotlight on this moral outrage and demanding that this immoral treatment of children stop immediately. But we need a spotlight so powerful, so bright, that Team Trump is compelled to respond. That requires every one of us.

Hi Eddie—I wanted to make sure you saw my email from the other day.


Dear MoveOn member,

I'm U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, and I believe that in America, we must never intentionally inflict trauma on children.

And that's why I'm writing to you today.

At a Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, TX, I witnessed something that is now seared into my mind: A large warehouse facility with cells constructed of fence posts and chain link fencing—like dog kennels or large cages.

But the style of construction isn't the issue. What is the issue is that in that facility U.S. agents are tasked with taking the children out of their parents' arms and putting them into cells with other children—with neither the children nor the parents knowing if they will ever see each other again.

Imagine a family that is persecuted abroad for its religion or political engagement, or a family targeted by a vicious drug gang. The family escapes to the United States, surviving harrowing experiences en route. Finally, they arrive to the shores of the United States, knowing that the U.S. has time and again treated families fleeing persecution with respect because so many Americans have a parent, grandparent, or ancestor that arrived to the U.S. fleeing persecution.

But instead, the Border Patrol—under a new plan concocted by Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump, and John Kelly—arrest the asylum seekers as criminals and proceed to take the screaming children from the arms of their protesting parents.

Let me state the obvious: This is wrong. Terribly wrong. Ripping the children away from their parents induces enormous anxiety for the parents. Where are their children going? Will they ever see them again? Who will care for them?

But even worse, this inflicts enormous trauma on the children. In a strange new land with a new language, the only security the children have is to be with their parents. Experts tell us (not that we need experts to tell us) that this is causing huge emotional trauma.

Harming children for any reason, including for the purpose of discouraging persecuted families from seeking asylum, is evil.

If you believe that separating children from their families is wrong—and that it's got to stop—then will you click here and chip in $5 a month to MoveOn to help fuel their campaign against this moral outrage, and to build the political power to stop this and other horrific policies targeting immigrant families?

(The best way to help MoveOn remain strong and able to fight back against this policy and other attacks on immigrant families is to click here now and become a committed monthly donor. That'll help MoveOn fight for as long as it takes, and work to take back power in Congress this fall, giving us more tools to stop Trump's worst abuses. But even if you can't chip in monthly, then please click here right now, because MoveOn needs your help to campaign against this moral outrage.)

Like you, I thought that this couldn't possibly happen in today's America.

But there I was in Texas, looking at a cell full of young boys. The youngest was knee-high to a grasshopper—maybe 4 or 5 years old. Some of those boys may have arrived as unaccompanied minors. But some had been taken away from their parents the previous day or perhaps only hours earlier. And the same happens with the daughters.

The Department of Homeland Security reports that in just a 12-day period in May they took 658 children away from their families.1

Where do they go? The Border Patrol turns them over to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement. Many end up in a massive detention center. I visited one located in a former Walmart, in another town in Texas. I wasn't allowed inside to check on the children—Team Trump requires that members of Congress submit a request two weeks in advance and doesn't guarantee that a visit will be approved even then. This is clearly designed to make it very difficult for Congress to exercise any oversight.

Nor would the supervisor at the detention center answer any questions, when he came out to talk to me. So I don't know how many children were inside, although I heard from others that the number was many hundreds, and possibly a thousand. I don't know how long they've been or will stay there, or where they'll go next. I don't know whether they have enough counselors, or teachers, or health professionals. I don't know if parents can regularly talk to their children, but I'm told by others that it is extremely difficult for parents to find out where their children are, let alone talk to them regularly.

But let's be clear. No matter how good the supplies and staff are—and I have heard that the nonprofit that runs the detention center has a solid reputation—nothing makes it OK to inflict great harm on children by unnecessarily and forcibly removing them from their parents, as they await an asylum hearing.

So we need you to fight back.

MoveOn has been fighting Trump's horrific anti-immigrant policies every day since he took office, and they will continue to fight every day until a new Congress—and a new president—puts a stop to these policies once and for all.

Please click here and chip in $5 a month to help MoveOn organize and drive grassroots energy to end this moral outrage—this immoral treatment of children— and to win back political power, so we can stop these despicable actions once and for all.

Can't chip in monthly? Click here, because MoveOn needs your help.

I will do everything I can to fight for these children. I'm shining a spotlight on this moral outrage and demanding that this immoral treatment of children stop immediately. But we need a spotlight so powerful, so bright, that Team Trump is compelled to respond. That requires every one of us.

MoveOn and its members have already been a powerful force in that effort. Please continue to sign petitions, share news stories with friends, and besiege your legislators with calls. I hope that by using the power of the media, grassroots activism, and public shaming, we'll make the Trump administration feel enough common decency and humanity to stop this vile, horrific detention policy right away.

But that alone may not be enough. Which is why this is a long-term fight. And why we must take back Congress, so that we have the political power to stop it, as well as to stop every other horrific policy the Trumpians dream up.

Will you help MoveOn organize and drive grassroots energy to end this moral outrage—this immoral treatment of children? With your help, MoveOn will speak out and campaign against this moral outrage, support partner organizations that are working directly with the most impacted communities, elect progressives who will fight against it in Congress, and end Republican control of Congress this fall.

Yes, Jeff, I'm in! I'll chip in $5 a month.

(The best way to help ensure that MoveOn can fight against this and other horrific abuses during the Trump era is to click here now and become a committed monthly donor. Your ongoing support will help MoveOn fight for as long as it takes, and work to take back power in Congress, which will give us more tools to stop Trump's worst abuses. But if you can't chip in monthly, then please click here right now, because MoveOn urgently needs your help to end this moral outrage.)

I so much appreciate your partnership as citizens of integrity and grit, who are willing to help fight to end oppression and to build a better world!

All my best,

–Jeff

Jeff Merkley
U.S. Senator

Source:

1. "DHS official: 658 children taken from adults at border," NBC News, May 30, 2018
https://act.moveon.org/go/40821?t=14&akid=209198%2E10220574%2E2fay2U

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Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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