The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is helping organize “Love Knows No Borders: A moral call for migrant justice”.
Thursday, December 13, 9:00am Hosted by AFSC Iowa 4211 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312
For weeks now, President Trump has used the caravans of migrants making their way through Mexico to stoke fear and fuel his anti-immigrant agenda. He has responded to people escaping violence and poverty by deploying thousands of military troops to the border. And he has defended border agents who fired tear gas and pepper spray at a group of migrants that included children.
Now is the time for every one of us to stand with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. That’s why AFSC is organizing “Love Knows No Borders: A moral call for migrant justice” week of action from Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, to Dec. 18, International Migrants Day.
On Dec. 10, more than 100 interfaith leaders will lead a nonviolent direct action at the border in San Diego. We invite you and people across the country to join us in solidarity by organizing or joining an action in your community the week of Dec. 10 to 18.
Together, we will call on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.
You can find an event near you, or help with organizing your own event here: https://migrantjustice.afsc.org/
The current Republican administration is rapidly building and filling tents with thousands of children.
Here are related resources from the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has resources to help you contact your Congressional representatives to cut the massive funding of the Administration’s policies to build a wall and more detention facilities at the border.