Wondering what you can do to help families at the US Border?
First: raise your voice by calling or contacting your representative in Congress–both the House and the Senate. You can find their contact info here:
Second: if you can donate to help families, here are some organizations for you to consider:
- The Florence Project: https://firrp.org/
- Al Otro Lado: https://alotrolado.org/
- RAICES: https://www.raicestexas.org/
- Local organization in Boston: The Pair Project: https://www.pairproject.org/
If you’re wondering what the League of Women Voters of the United States is doing, here is some information we received from Chris Carson, LWVUS President:
We’ve added the League’s name to two coalition letters. The first is from the Value Our Families Campaign and the letter opposes cuts to our family-based immigration system and the diversity visa program or ramped up enforcement measures that would further tear families apart as outlined in the Goodlatte bill up for consideration. The second letter calls on Congressional leaders to oppose actions that facilitate the Department of Homeland Security’s mass detention and deportation, especially of people of color, construction of a harmful border wall, or further border militarization. Specifically, it urges to significantly cut funds for immigration detention and enforcement within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) budgets.
And there will be more…stay tuned!