Defend DACA in Traverse City!

Date: 
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us on 9/6/2017 @ 5-7pm in downtown Traverse City as we take public action to support the 800,000 U.S. residents who participate in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program which ensures out-of-status immigrants that came to the U.S. as children have access to education, employment, and the ability to legally drive.

Bring SIGNS, American Flags and a peaceful, Kingian Nonviolent spirit! We will meet OUTSIDE Horizon Books. Let's line up single file on the sidewalk closest to the road so that we do not block sidewalk traffic - let's make sure our single file line goes for blocks on both sides of Front Street!!!

Over the past five years, DACA has provided 800,000 immigrant youth protection from deportation, the opportunity for higher education and jobs, and more stability to our communities. Similarly, TPS has aided over 300,000 immigrants from Africa, Haiti, Central America, Syria, Yemen and other countries that have suffered from major catastrophes.

September 5th is the deadline that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 9 other right-wing politicians have given Trump to end the DACA program.

That's why on September 1st, cities and states across the country, thousands of immigrant youth and allies will continue to take to the streets to demand the Trump administration protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs.

DACA recipients, immigrants protected under TPS and our allies have a message to the Trump administration: We have won before, we will win again, and we are #HereToStay.

Things to do NOW to defend DACA:
1. Tweet at these 9 AGs who are threatening to sue the federal government to end DACA. Use this tool to tweet at them: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aQM98DqT2l0z0SyaPepucP7JofBwF9S9cSMGZBexYcA/edit

2. Call and tweet at key members of Congress and demand that they publicly defend DACA. Use this document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_LJrF0LkWGLzE_191TTQBXvJAANTK64Ft2y2vRr0Hek/edit

3. Allies: share a story of how a DACA recipient has positively contributed to this country. Use the hashtag #DefendDACA.

4. On Tuesday morning, call the 9 AGs en masse.
Ken Paxton (TX): 512-463-2100
Steve Marshall (AL): 334-242-7300
Leslie Rutledge (AR): 501-682-2007
Lawrence Wasden (ID): 208-334-2400
Derek Schmidt (KS): 785-296-2215
Jeff Landry (LA): 225-326-6079
Doug Peterson (NE): 402-471-2683
Alan Wilson (SC): 803-734-3970
Patrick Morrisey (WV): 304-558-2021

5. For the most up-to-date info on defending DACA, follow our friends United We Dream and sign up for alerts on defenddaca.com.

LET’S BREAK THE INTERNET WITH LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR DACA.
#defenddaca

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Consideración de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA)

Ven con nosotros este martes 9/6/2017 @ 5-7pm en downtown Traverse City para una acción pública en apoyo de los 800,000 residentes que participan en el programa de Consideración de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) que asegura acceso a educación, empleo y una licencia de manejo a inmigrantes sin estatus que vinieron desde la infancia.

Nuestra comunidad de estudiantes de DACA ya van de regreso a la escuela este año y nos necesitan para apoyarlos en esta vigilia demostrando que vamos a luchar con ellos.

Note: By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks involved, and you are committing to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law, and to work to de-escalate confrontations with opposing persons or others. You agree (i) not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law and (ii) to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities.

Everyone participating in this Event will be required to abide by all applicable laws and lawful orders of authorities. This Event will be nonviolent and will not involve any civil disobedience or other violation of law.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1863844470600008/

Location: 
Horizon Books - Traverse City
Address: 
243 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

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