Call to Action: Demand that Congress Defund Hate!


The Department of Homeland Security’s current budget will expire on December 7, 2018. Now is the time to contact your members of Congress and let them know that the actions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are unacceptable, morally reprehensible, and do not reflect our values or our vision of community.

In order to avoid a government shutdown, Congress must pass a new budget bill. Ask Congress to hold DHS, CBP and ICE accountable for their dehumanizing policies of mass incarceration, deportation and family separation by cutting their funding. They need to hear your voice, loud and clear, demanding that we stop pouring money into the detention and deportation machine. We refuse to give CBP more dollars to tear gas children or put our kids and families in internment camps. We refuse to give ICE more dollars for private contracts that criminalize asylum seekers through the abuse of the ankle monitor program. We refuse to fund hatred against immigrants.


Step 1: Dial 1-844-332-6361 and follow instructions to connect you with your Member
of Congress. You can also enter your address on this website to determine who are your legislators. | Marca 1-844-332-6361 y siga las instrucciones para conectarse con sus legislador. Ademas puede meter su dirección en este sitio de web para averiguar quienes son sus legisladores.

Step 2: Use the following scripts as a guide. You are encouraged to add an example of
why this is important to you and for your community. | Use los siguientes parrafitos como guía, intente incluir un ejemplo de porqué esto es importante para usted y su comunidad.

All human beings deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Targeting unarmed and defenseless families with violence is disgraceful and unacceptable. Stop funding mass incarceration, family separation and deportation. Do not allocate funds to build a wall on the southern border and cut funding to the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

I’m calling on [Member of Congress] to commit to supporting cuts in funding to ICE and CBP and reject any border wall funding.  ICE and CBP have a long track record of abuse, mismanagement of funds, and retaliation against those who speak out against them. We demand that [Member of Congress] speak to leadership and take a public stand in support of  significant budget cuts to ICE and CBP.

Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2 to connect with your remaining Members of Congress, it’s
important that your representative and your senators hear from you! | Repite pasos 1 & 2 para conectarse con todos sus legisladores, es muy importante que ambos su representante y sus senadores escuchen su voz!