Crisis on the Border: How We Can Help
More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents upon entering this country over the past two months. For many of these children, the trauma of this experience will effect their lives for years to come.
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Although we can’t undo the damage that has already been done, there are some things we can do to bring an end to the policies that have allowed these cruel separations to take place, and help some of those who are currently being effected by them.
Make a Donation
Donate to organizations that are doing great work helping people at the border:
- RAICES Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
- Several others can be found here: Donate to Support Kids on the Border
Join a Protest!
A nationwide protest is being organized for Saturday, June 30th. The main demonstration will be in Washington, D.C., but sister demonstrations will take place across the country, including these locations near us:
- Boston City Hall Plaza at 11 am
- Natick Common at 3 pm
- Framingham Memorial Building at Noon
Learn more and rsvp to any of these protests HERE
Make Some Calls
1) All Democratic Senators are supporting Senator Feinstein’s bill, which will stop this Zero Tolerance policy. We need 3 Republicans to cross the aisle and sign on. The following Republican Senators are believed to be our best hope. Call and remind them that this is a humanitarian issue and should be above politics. Ask them to show some courage!
Sen. Joni Ernst (202) 224-3254
Sen.Deb Fischer (202) 224-6551
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith 202-224-5054
Sen. Susan Collins (202)224-2523
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (202)-224-6665
Sen. Bob Corker 202-224-3344
Sen. Jeff Flake 202-224-4521
Sen. Lindsey Graham (202) 224-5972
Sen. John McCain (202) 224-2235
Sen. Ben Sasse 202-224-4224
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito 202-224-6472
2) Call the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (part of the Department of Homeland Security) and file a complaint against the policy of separating children from their parents.