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Rabbi Jill Zimmerman @RabbiJill
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1/ THREAD: Concerned abt the heinous policies separating families? Here's a whole list of actions u can take. TY to Rabbi @salempearce @truahrabbis You can 1) educate yourself 2) Donate 3) call your MOC & senators to support bills. Here we go:
2/ LEARN: @truahrabbis Rabbi @rebamy1 & Lorena Melgarej of @FIABayArea wrote this op-ed on the issue in The Forward. op-ed on the issue in @jdforward…
3/ LEARN:@WSJ on the crisis:…
4/ DONATE $ (here are a few) @netargv is helping families sleeping on the border in ports of entry.…
5/ Donate to: @LUPE_rgv is building local power for accountability and organizing in communities most affected by these issues.…
6/ Donate to: @TXCivilRights is reporting on stories to increase transparency in courthouses so attorneys can better help their immigrant clients. And RAICES is raising money for a bond fund to release parents detained by ICE and reunite families.
7/ Donate to: @RAICESTEXAS s raising money for a bond fund to release parents detained by ICE and reunite families.…
3/ CALL/WRITE your MOC/senator abt these 3 bills:
1st Bill: ‘Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018’ (S. 2468)- This allows those 52 week old and 4-year-old kids get access to FREE counsel so they can fight for their case. YES, rn, children are expected to represent themselves.
9/ 2nd Bill: HELP separated children Act’ (S.2937)- Self-explanatory Bill.
10/ 3rd Bill: ‘Keep Families Together BIll’ Introduced just yesterday by @SenFeinstein . This bill is only backed up by 32 senators so far. So if your rep is NOT backing it up, CALL them!!!
11/ How can you check if your reps are backing these bills?!? Check out this super handy tool:
12/ Follow & Support @HIASrefugees Find out who is organizing local actions. I am SURE there are more ways to take action on this urgent issue. Please add to this list. Remember - taking action helps with despair. Any little thing you do is good.
13/ Here's my thread on ways to take action on the cruel immigration policies at our border. Thanks for asking & pls add to it: @jedshug @Delavegalaw @waltshaub @chrislhayes @soledadobrien @Rosie @kathygriffin /END
Donate & follow @ACLU they are doing amazing work in the courts around the family separations and DACA. Etc.
an easy way to see all these actions & links in one doc here:…
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