NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY TO #DefundHate!
Funding negotiations for FY ’18 are still under way in Congress. The Senate still has to mark-up and vote on a funding bill for the detention and deportation machine, and all members of Congress can weigh in with their leadership ahead of negotiations between the House and Senate. Call your representatives
and demand they
and call for cuts to ICE and CBP!
Sample Call Script.
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“Hello, my name is [first and last name] and I’m a constituent of [state/congressional district]. I’m calling as part of the Defund Hate campaign. We’re calling on [Member of Congress] to oppose funding for the detention and deportation machine. This funding fuels agencies like ICE and CBP which have a long track record of lying, hiding information and retaliating against those who speak out against them. We need to use public funds for needed resources like healthcare, education and housing, instead of this hateful detention and deportation machine. We demand that [MoC] publicly call for significant cuts to ICE and CBP and be a voice within [chamber, caucus, with leadership] to #DefundHate and oppose funding for the detention and deportation machine.”
If you get a person on the phone:
“What is [MoC’s] current position on whether or not Congress should be decreasing the funds allocated to CBP and ICE? [Wait for an answer. If bad/non-committal, reiterate: Again, CBP and ICE both have long track records of shameful and abusive behavior and are causing harm in our communities every day. I encourage [MoC] to speak out against this terrible use of my taxpayer dollars.] Thank you for your time…”