ICE raids began today

Right now Congress is putting the finishing touches on appropriations. This process determines next year’s funding for federal agencies, including ICE and the Customs and Border Patrol. The first draft is better than it was, but that isn’t saying much. The bill includes $400m for ICE to spend as it pleases, on detaining innocent asylum-seekers in inhumane conditions. 

It gets worse. We’re hearing that Trump’s ICE raids began today. If you’re angry about concentration camps, family separations and mass deportations, you should be. The best way to fight back is to defund the agencies responsible.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three MOCs and use this Indivisible script:

I’m calling to ask [MoC] to Defund Hate in this year’s budget by cutting funding for ICE and CBP in the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, and by getting rid of the slush fund in that bill that will allow ICE to continue terrorizing immigrant communities.

It’s up to us to close the camps

Members of Congress visited the concentration camps on our southern border this week, and their accounts confirmed our worst fearsAsylum-seekers are in overcrowded prison cells, forced to drink from toilets. Customs and Border Patrol officers were openly mocking the representatives, even as news broke of their racist, genocidal private Facebook group.

Since Trump took office, 24 adults have died in the camps. That number doesn’t include the children who have died, or those killed by CBP as they try to make their way across the desert in search of a better life.

We owe a debt of gratitude to these MOCs. Thanks also to the protestors – including Stand Up’s own Laura – who shut down Market Street outside Dianne Feinstein’s office as part of demonstrations across the country yesterday. If you missed that protest, there’s another on Friday, beginning at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library.

Because our own Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi folded under pressure, the Border Supplemental Appropriations Bill has passed. But another large appropriations bill looms. We must keep pushing Pelosi to #defundhate.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Speaker Pelosi and tell her to do better. Indivisible National offers a number of scripts, but this one is a good start:

In the DHS appropriations bill I oppose increasing enforcement and detention funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or any funds that will be used to separate immigrant children from their parents. I support the #DefundHate campaign.

Latest attack on immigrant families

I know how much you care about the way immigrants are being punished by the Trump administration. This week, Republicans proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States. Immigrants who legally access basic health supports, safe housing, and healthy food programs could be denied admission to the country or refused a green card. The proposed rule also makes clear that earning low wages, having children, or dealing with a medical condition could be held against immigrants seeking a permanent future in the United States.

This is the latest inhumane attack on the health and wellbeing of families across the country. But together, we can stop it.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Post a public comment to the Dept. of Homeland Security rejecting this rule. You’ll find a form and talking points here.


THREE WEEKS TO TAKE BACK OUR GOVERNMENT


Election day is less than 3 weeks away. Canvassing is the most effective voter outreach strategy, so Stand Up San Francisco is leading canvasses in Tracy every Saturday to take a House seat away from Republican Jeff Denham. Join us in our minivan, which Rachel calls “The Beast of the Resistance”, for a fun and vitally important day out.

Tracy GO Team 10/13
Saturday, October 13
10am – 3pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Coffee with Feinstein staff
Tuesday, October 16
10:30am – 11:30am
301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

Tracy GO Team 10/20
Saturday, October 20
10am – 3pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF October Meeting
Don’t miss this crucial meeting to discuss the upcoming election and the future of Stand Up San Francisco.

Sunday, October 21
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location!
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Flip-the-House phone bank at Shannon’s
Wednesday, October 24 – Note date change
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
137 Crown Court #6
REGISTER NOW

Tracy GO Team 10/27
Saturday, October 27
10am – 3pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Resistathon is back!
Join fellow activists for a week of activities to support Democratic candidates, including phone banks, canvasses, postcard parties, and even an art show!
LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP

Don’t see an event that works for you? Sign up for one of these! You’ll see some familiar faces there, too.

The GOP’s shell game: immigrants vs. Medicare

Because there are no tactics so abhorrent that Republicans won’t stoop to them, while we are breaking our hearts over their inhumane treatment of immigrants, they are trying to ram through a budget that would cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. The so-called “A Brighter American Future” budget (can you believe it?) also threatens the Affordable Care Act.

Meanwhile, Trump’s recent executive order will result in mass and indefinite detention of families at the border. The U.S. Navy is already mobilizing to build massive tent cities to imprison immigrants, including here in the Bay Area.

The GOP thinks we can’t pay attention to more than one thing at a time. Show them they’re wrong.


TWO THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three MoCs right now and say, I am totally opposed to any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and I urge [MoC] to reject the new Trump Budget. You can also use Resistbot.

While you’re on the phone, thank your MoCs for supporting the Keep Families Together Act (script here).

Extra credit: Call Governor Brown at (916) 445-2841 and tell him to withdraw the California National Guard from the border (script).


STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS


Resistance is not enough; we must also elect Democrats to reclaim our country. We strongly encourage you to attend Democracy Action’s phone- and text-banking events. See the “UPCOMING EVENTS” section below to sign up.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Fireside Chat with Pelosi Staff
Wednesday, June 27
6pm – 7pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW

Families Belong Together National Protest
Saturday, June 30
10am
Dolores Park
RSVP

Phone Bank to flip a Senate seat with Democracy Action
Sunday, July 1
1-5pm
2624 3rd St., SF
SIGN UP NOW!

Senator Harris Office Visit
Wednesday, July 11
3pm – 4pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF July General Meeting
Join us for a conversation with CARA, the California Alliance for Retired Americans, to learn about their Senior Vote 2018 initiative, and how you can become a Senior Ambassador to win back the house this November. Bring a friend!
Sunday, July 15
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey Street
REGISTER NOW

Trump’s order solves nothing. We march

Don’t be fooled by the president’s bullying tactics. Today’s executive order does nothing to address his administration’s inhumanity. Trump abused immigrants from the very beginning. He attacked our DREAMers and our Muslim neighbors.

Then, in April, Jeff Sessions announced a “zero-tolerance” policy. He now prosecutes everyone crossing our Southern border undocumented. It is not illegal to seek asylum. Yet thousands of children have been ripped away from their parents and imprisoned.

Trump claims his executive order will end family separations. But it will not reunite the lost children with their families. Nor does it address the racist, cruel policies that brought us here. Families will be detained indefinitely.

It has come to this: little children in prison camps. We must act.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW

It’s time to take to the streets. Two actions are planned for San Francisco:

  • On Saturday, June 23, join the #familiesbelongtogether rally at 10am at Justin Herman Plaza/Embarcardero SF.
  • On Saturday, June 30, meet IndivisibleSF, Moveon.org, the Women’s March and many others in Mission Dolores Park at 10am to march to Civic Center at 11.

Keep calling your MOCs. Tell them to vote No on bad immigration bills. Sean Elsbernd of Dianne Feinstein’s office reminds us that the Senator uses our voices to make her case in Washington. If you can’t call, try Resistbot.

RECENT ACTIONS

Read the full report from that 6/19 action with Sean Elsbernd. Find other action reports, talking points, and more in our Public Library.

STAND UP SAN FRANCISCO GET OUT THE VOTE

We need more votes in Congress. We will be phone banking to get out the vote in November. Kathleen Murray has graciously agreed to lead our efforts. If you’re willing to open your house to SUSF members for two hours of phone banking, please let Kathleen know.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fireside Chat with Pelosi Staff
Wednesday, June 27
6-7pm
Noe Valley Library Branch
REGISTER NOW

Senator Harris Office Visit
Wednesday, July 11
3-4pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF General Meeting
Sunday, July 15
2-4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW

Thanks for all you do,

Rachel