The 7-Day Challenge to STOP Family Separation

 

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One of the tenets of The Schoolbox Project’s Child Protection Protocol is to ensure that displaced children are never separated from their parents. From a child's perspective, family separation is one of the most traumatic and devastating impacts of war, and can even be more traumatic than witnessing death or being personally injured. 

When separated from their families, minors are at severe risk of exploitation, trafficking, abuse, and death. Currently, ICE and CBP agents are forcefully removing children from their parents as the families seek legal asylum from extreme violence in their home countries. Children are being placed in jail facilities and denied access to legal representation, education, and their families. There is no agency in place for facilitating communication or reunification of these families and separated family members are being transferred all around the U.S. Parents are being kept in the dark about where their children are, and whether they are safe or healthy. Parents are now starting to be deported without their children. 

As an organization dedicated to protecting children, we condemn this shocking and inhumane policy. 


The 7-DAY CHALLENGE

Let's fight together to end the inhumane and illegal practice of terrorizing innocent families and #StopFamilySeparation. Here are your ACTION ITEMS:

 The 7-Day Challenge starts NOW. Your action item: Call HHS Secretary Alex Azar 202-690-7000 and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen 202-282-8000. “My name is (name) and I am calling to urge you to stop taking children from their parents at the border.”

The 7-Day Challenge starts NOW. Your action item: Call HHS Secretary Alex Azar 202-690-7000 and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen 202-282-8000. “My name is (name) and I am calling to urge you to stop taking children from their parents at the border.”

 Day 3. YOUR ACTION: Call your representatives (Find numbers here:  https://www.callmycongress.com/ ) and urge them to cosponsor the following legislation: S. 3036 – Keep Families Together Act R. 2572 – Protect Family Values at the Border Act R. 5950/S.2937 – the HELP Separated Children Act R. 2043/S. 2468 – Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018  California Representatives: Huffman: (415) 258-9657 Harris: (415) 981-9369

Day 3. YOUR ACTION: Call your representatives (Find numbers here: https://www.callmycongress.com/) and urge them to cosponsor the following legislation:
S. 3036 – Keep Families Together Act
R. 2572 – Protect Family Values at the Border Act
R. 5950/S.2937 – the HELP Separated Children Act
R. 2043/S. 2468 – Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018

California Representatives:
Huffman: (415) 258-9657
Harris: (415) 981-9369

 Day 5. Keep parents and their children together. ACTION: Make a donation to support a nonprofit fighting to  #StopFamilySeparation :  1)  RAICES  ( https://bit.ly/2HCr8yY ) promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas.  2)  Texas Civil Rights Project  ( https://bit.ly/2MrRirY ) uses legal advocacy to empower communities and create policy change.

Day 5. Keep parents and their children together. ACTION: Make a donation to support a nonprofit fighting to #StopFamilySeparation:

1) RAICES (https://bit.ly/2HCr8yY) promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas.

2) Texas Civil Rights Project (https://bit.ly/2MrRirY) uses legal advocacy to empower communities and create policy change.

 Day 2 to STOP family separation at the border NOW! Your Action: Show up to a National Day of Action event today. Local to Sonoma County? Join us here:  http://bit.ly/2HKpU4T  Or find an event near you:  https://bit.ly/2JKTx7X

Day 2 to STOP family separation at the border NOW! Your Action: Show up to a National Day of Action event today. Local to Sonoma County? Join us here: http://bit.ly/2HKpU4T Or find an event near you: https://bit.ly/2JKTx7X

 Day 4. Today’s action is all about solidarity. YOUR ACTION: Change your profile photo. Here’s how: 1) Save this photo to your phone (or desktop). 2) Head to your Facebook profile. 3) Choose, "Update Profile Picture” and select this photo. 4.) Remember, those phone calls and emails can be done everyday! Keep going.

Day 4. Today’s action is all about solidarity. YOUR ACTION: Change your profile photo. Here’s how:
1) Save this photo to your phone (or desktop).
2) Head to your Facebook profile.
3) Choose, "Update Profile Picture” and select this photo.
4.) Remember, those phone calls and emails can be done everyday! Keep going.

 Day 6. Let’s take it higher! YOUR ACTION: Submit a complaint form to the United Nations Human Rights Council urging them to address this violation of international human rights. Fill out the highlighted portions of this form ( https://bit.ly/2t3XTjZ ) and send to  CP@ohchr.org . (We’ve included verbiage from The Schoolbox Project, but feel free to use your own.)      #familiesbelongtogether

Day 6. Let’s take it higher! YOUR ACTION: Submit a complaint form to the United Nations Human Rights Council urging them to address this violation of international human rights. Fill out the highlighted portions of this form (https://bit.ly/2t3XTjZ) and send to CP@ohchr.org. (We’ve included verbiage from The Schoolbox Project, but feel free to use your own.) 

 

#familiesbelongtogether