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What Can We Do: Contact Congress

Tamar Haro, Senior Director of Federal and State Advocacy, is being told regularly from congressional staff that they are not hearing from their constituents.  There is a lot of media coverage right now.  What is needed is pressure on members on Congress.  Here are some ways to reach out to your representatives.

SIGN A PETITION

Feel free to forward these widely!  The first one is targeted at pediatricians to gather support and awareness.  

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

Find contact info here

FROM THE COURAGE CAMPAIGN, 6/19/18:

The Republican immigration proposals by Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Bob Goodlatte -- which fail to end family separations and could actually lead to more children living in jails -- will be voted on in a matter of days.

 

We need to make sure our elected representatives hear us loud and clear: Congress must take meaningful action to humanely end family separations, not blow up the immigration system, as the Ryan and Goodlatte proposals would.

 

Call your representatives and tell them to end family separations at the border.

Call your representative and tell them to vote NO on the Ryan and Goodlatte immigration bills.

 

SAMPLE SCRIPT:

"Hi, my name is __________ and I am a [health care provider] in [your city]. I'm calling to ask you to vote NO on the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 by Speaker Paul Ryan, and to vote NO on the Securing America’s Future Act by Rep. Bob Goodlatte. These bills do nothing to stop family separations at the border, and they go against America's welcoming values. Thank you."

 

CALL TO SUPPORT the  “Keep Families Together” Act - supported by the AAP

  • Here is a link to ACLU that will enable you to call directly to your Senators

  • Urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor the following legislation:

    • S.3036 – Keep Families Together Act

    • H.R. 2572 - Protect Family Values at the Border Act

    • H.R. 5950/S.2937 – the HELP Separated Children Act

    • H.R. 2043/S. 2468 - Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018

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