Thursday
October

03

#WeRemember: Bay Area Jews ask Representative Swalwell to Defund Hate

Description

This year, on the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, American Jews are mourning and taking action to stop attacks on immigrant families.

At the same time, the Trump administration is continuing to ask Congress for billions more dollars to escalate its cruelty on immigrant families and communities — including raids, cages, more family separation. On the holiest days of the Jewish year, how can we ask for forgiveness while our government commits crimes against immigrants in our names?

Join Bend the Arc leaders, clergy, and constituents of Eric Swalwell in calling for him to reject increased funding for ICE and Customs and Border Patrol. This action is in coordination with thousands of Jews around the country who are asking every Member of Congress to Defund Hate by cutting funding to and holding accountable ICE and CBP, the agencies that enforce Trump’s violent immigration policies.

Please join us at the KFC next to Swalwell's office beginning at 3:30 PM. We'll walk over together to Rep. Swalwell's office at 4 PM (located at 3615 Castro Valley Boulevard).

The action location is a half mile walk from the Castro Valley BART station. Rep. Swalwell's office has parking.

During these Days of Awe our Jewish communities will say: “We remember and we reject attacks on immigrants.”

We remember the names of the children who have died in US custody.
We remember the families kept in cages, without soap, blankets, or water.
We remember the screams of children whose parents were rounded up in raids.
We reflect on our own history and how our people have been scapegoated, forced to flee, detained, and enslaved in the fight for freedom.
We atone for not doing more to stop our tax dollars from being used to dehumanize and attack immigrants.

And we commit to demanding Congress to #DefundHate.

Date & Time

October 03, 2019 at 3:30pm
Add to calendar

Location
Google Map of 3625 Castro Valley Blvd Castro Valley CA

Rep. Swalwell's Castro Valley Office (Meet us at KFC)
3625 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
United States

Contact information

Danny Kaplan
9253856706


Will you come?

By signing, you become a member of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. We'll protect your privacy, and keep you updated.