Before I go to services Friday: Defund Hate Day of Action

Before I go to services Friday: Defund Hate Day of Action

September 11, 2023

The High Holidays are coming at a meaningful time this year. On Friday before Rosh Hashanah arrives, I’ll be outside the White House with leaders from my Bend the Arc chapter in Maryland and immigrant-led partners. 

We’re rallying to block billions of dollars in unrestricted funding for detention and deportations. There are three ways you can amplify and join the fight:

President Biden pledged to make our immigration system more just and humane, including ending the use of for-profit prisons. But since taking office, immigration enforcement, detention, and surveillance have only increased.1 

Our tax dollars need to reflect our Jewish and American values of care and community safety for all of us, not for the targeting, detention and deportation of our immigrant friends, neighbors, and coworkers. 

We have a big year ahead, and I want to enter 5784 more engaged and committed to our collective fight toward justice. I hope you will join me.



Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Maryland 

1. “Biden vowed to reform immigration detention. Instead, private prisons benefited,” Reuters, August 7, 2023