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If you're reading this, I have just been arrested with 17 other Jews and allies outside of the ICE Detention Facility in Boston, protesting the US government's detention and dehumanizing abuse of immigrants in concentration camps at the border and around the country.
Growing up Jewish, I heard the message over and over from my elders: NEVER AGAIN. Honestly, I heard it so often, I got a little impatient, as kids sometimes do. I thought: I get it, I get it, you don't have to keep saying it. Obviously the Holocaust should never happen again.
Surely everyone understands this now.

I am heartbroken to have grown to understand what they already knew. We are now a country locking children in cages, forcing grown women to drink from toilets, forcing men to live in cells so cramped they can't lie down to sleep.
A country refusing to allow families fleeing the most desperate of circumstances their legal right to apply for asylum at ports of entry, forcing them to attempt much more dangerous crossings, forcing them to die trying, or, if they succeed, to have their children...
or their grandchildren, or their nieces and nephews ripped from their arms, literally kidnapped by our government to be held in conditions we would not even consider fit for our pets, and then given to white Christian evangelicals to raise as their own.
I am taking this action today because I know a concentration camp when I see one. Many of my ancestors narrowly escaped from conditions like what we are seeing at the border and in detention centers around the country. Too many of them did not escape.
I am taking this action today because I am tired of hearing too many of my elected officials express outrage at the actions of the Trump administration but take precious little action to stop them. I am taking this action today because I owe it to the countless people who put...
their bodies on the line to protect Jews throughout the ages.

I am taking this action today because when Jews say Never Again, we mean it. And we mean it for everyone. If Congress isn't going to shut ICE down, we are going to have to do it ourselves.
I won't lie: I'm scared. I've never been arrested before -- a privilege in and of itself. As a survivor of sexual violence, I do not cede my bodily autonomy to men with guns and cages and legal impunity lightly. But whatever I’m feeling pales in comparison to the systemic...
government-sponsored mass torture of immigrants my tax dollars are funding.

This is just the beginning. Jewish or not, I beg you to join us. Go to neveragainaction.com to find out what's next, and sign up for ongoing updates.
Another important way to take action is to DONATE to cover the legal fees and materials we need to shut down ICE across the country, and to directly support the visionary immigrant-led group Movimiento Cosecha: bit.ly/NeverAgainFund
Whatever you do, please do something. Think about what you would want people to do if it were you in those cages. Then think about doing something a little bigger than you're comfortable with. Never Again really is NOW.
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