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Daily Action: ICE Immigration Raids

Contact:
Julia Brownley: 
(202) 225-5811
Diane Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553

Short Thank You Script:
Hello my name is _______ I am one of Rep. ____________ constituents in Thousand Oaks, California. I'm calling her to thank her for speaking out against the ICE Immigration raids that have been instilling fear in our immigrant communities. But more than that, I want you to do more.  Would she sponsor a resolution decrying the Trump administration's overly aggressive immigration policies? They are "targeting" only "criminals" but are throwing a wide net to catch even minor violators. Further, they are not disclosing who and for what reason they are deporting people. This widespread fear tactic threatens families and an important workforce that contributes to our economy.

OR Short Shame Script:
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Hello my name is _______ I am one of Rep. ____________ constituents in Thousand Oaks, California. I'm calling her to express my disappointment that Representative __________ has not spoken out against the ICE Immigration raids that have been instilling fear in our immigrant communities. They are "targeting" only "criminals," but are throwing a wide net to catch even minor violators. Further, they are not disclosing who and for what reason they are deporting people. This widespread fear tactic threatens families and an important workforce that contributes to our economy.

Background Information:
CA-26 Rep. Julia Brownley quickly released a statement demanding a briefing from ICE after raids in Oxnard and Santa Paula, while Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA33) has yet to speak out, and Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA25) is silent as well. Rep. Brownley spoke to the central issue when she wrote, "Instilling fear and panic, tearing families apart, denigrating immigrants, and building walls that will accomplish nothing, should not be confused for sound immigration policy that upholds the law while staying true to our values as a nation." Let's call our local representatives (please limit your calls to your own congressperson!), thanking Rep. Brownley for her statement but encouraging all three of them to do more than they have done so far -- including sponsor a resolution decrying the Trump administration's overly aggressive immigration policies. Immigration is going to be a big topic this week, leading up to Saturday's rally in downtown Los Angeles (which is expected to draw a massive crowd). Let's make sure our representatives know that simplistic and draconian policies toward immigrants cannot stand!