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#WeRemember: High Holy Days Plea for Justice

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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 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 violent agencies that enforce Trump’s immigration policies.

We are asking Rep. Davis to atone for his treatment of immigrants this past year: Bills he has supported (ICE Funding) and bills he hasn’t supported. We have asked the leaders of the immigrant community for their input. Join us to ask Rep. Davis to atone and #DefundHate! 

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 defund the hate of ICE and CBP and hold them accountable.

Date & Time

October 11, 2019 at 5pm
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Location
Google Map of 101 E Main St Champaign Urbana IL

Champaign County Courthouse
101 E Main St
Champaign Urbana, IL 61801
United States

Contact information

Max Socol


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