Monday
October

07

#WeRemember: South Bay Jews ask Representative Eshoo to Defund Hate

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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 Bend the Arc leaders and constituents of Anna Eshoo in calling for her to reject increased funding for ICE and Customs and Border Patrol. Together, we'll deliver a holiday basket as we encourage her to take a courageous stand.

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 Whole Foods near Rep. Eshoo's office beginning at 11:30 AM. We'll walk over together to her office at noon (located at 698 Emerson St).

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 07, 2019 at 11:30am
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Location
Google Map of 774 Emerson St Palo Alto CA

Representative Anna Eshoo's Office (Meet us at Whole Foods)
774 Emerson St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States

Contact information

Danny Kaplan
9253856706


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