1. Denounce Hate
On Sunday, a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia became the latest victim of hate-filled acts as several hundred headstones were broken and toppled at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, following a similar act last week where Jewish graves were desecrated in St. Louis. On Monday, at least 21 Jewish centers, including eight schools, received bomb threats in the fifth wave sweeping the nation.
- Add your name to the petition to tell the Attorney General to respond.
- Refer concerned Jewish institutions to the Secure Community Network. They provide training for security personnel at Jewish institutions. They also provide online training and share best practices.
- Tweet your support: We will not be frightened. We will not be deterred. We will not be silenced. #IStandWithADL #NeverAgainIsNow
These acts have been designed to provoke maximum fear and disruption among a targeted community in safe spaces – and embody the pervasive climate of hate and intolerance emanating from and seemingly tolerated by the administration. The lives and safety of children, seniors, teachers, religious and community leaders are being put at risk. And it’s a short leap from these real threats to acts of violence. Sign on to Urge the Justice Department to investigate these threats! Find out more.
2. Get #qWALLified!
This one is fun! The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced online Friday that they will solicit prototype pitches in early March to fulfill President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Thanks to the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection, we ALL get a chance at this once in a lifetime opportunity to submit our ideas to DHS and CBP. As a bonus you could be awarded a piece of the $20 billion contract to build the border wall!
What are your walls made of? Cats? Baby goats? Bacon? Teak? Ceramic tile? Marble? Will you go with leather or a vegan pleather finish? Let’s get creative and show the world what America really envisions for our wall.
However you design your wall, don’t forget that in order to meet our president’s approval it must include a “beautiful door.” Be sure to include prototype images and cost. Along with your application you can submit photos, videos, renderings, etc. Concept papers are due by March 10, 2017. Find out how to submit a plan!
INDIVISIBLE Actions This Week:
With Congress back in session this week, it’s time to get back to basics: phone calls and office visits. Let your MoC know that even when you’re not face-to-face with them (or their cardboard cut-out version), you’ve still got a lot to say. Here’s what you can talk to your MoC’s office about this week:
A vote on Trump’s corruption. Call your MoC and ask them to co-sponsor H.Res. 111—see this script.
Responding to Trump’s Address to Congress. Ask your MoC to join this effort, or thank them if they’re already participating, with this script.
Opposing Trump’s cabinet nominations.
Keep up the pressure
Defend healthcare. Tell your MoC to oppose ACA repeal.
Stand indivisible with immigrants
Please consider how to take action at the local level to fight back against raids, detention, and deportation. We’ve put together a short guide on steps you can take to stand indivisible with immigrants in your community.