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Immigrant Rights Task Force

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Our neighbors need your help. Join our first meeting of the Immigrant Rights Task Force!

If you’re concerned about what is happening in this nation regarding DACA and you’ve been feeling like you want to do something, join us this coming Tuesday. We’re forming a team of concerned citizens who can help us wield the same influence on this issue that we’ve had on past issues such as healthcare and voting rights.

Why should you join?
Trump rescinded DACA protections in September, leaving Congress six months to act. As expected, Congress has so far failed to protect undocumented Americans – and that’s what they are. Our country made a promise under President Obama to protect those who have grown up here, gone to the same schools, hold the same values, and pay the same taxes. They’ve held up their end of the bargain, while our nation has once again broken its promises.

Starting March 5th, as many as 1,200 people per day could lose their protected status. If you think our government wouldn’t actually deport these folks and rip families apart, this Administration has already deported twice as many people with no criminal record as the previous Administration. It’s already happening and it’s potentially about to get a lot worse.

What will we do?
It doesn’t matter what your current knowledge of this issue is or what your background or experience is. We’ve started as novices on every single issue we’ve tackled so far. Indivisible Chicago is working on many issues and our biggest need on this one is simply people who care, who show up, and who can give us even a little time. We are working with activists who are directly affected by these policies so we're not working in a vacuum. A little work from a lot of people can bring about surprising results. 

The types of things we’ll need help range from: Basic research/news monitoring, idea generation, writing/editing communications, developing strategies, helping with events or phone banks, spreading the word about events, coordinating with allies in this space, to things we don’t even know we need yet. There’s always something for everyone.