This special mid-week announcement for Thursday’s action is from Erica Johnson, American Friends Service Committee:
Thursday, December 13th at 4:00pm at the Federal Building, 7th floor in DSM. An event to stand with border communities and all people who seek refuge. Please join AFSC. (More detailed info follows below.)
We’ll have one event in Des Moines and are hoping you can coordinate visits to Congressional offices in your part of the state on that day too. Info for the event can be found here.
We ask that you join us in solidarity with those seeking refuge in our country by coming to the event on
Let us know if you can host an event in your area at this email link! AFSC will update the Facebook event to reflect additional opportunities to plug in around the state!
Our event is part of a national week of action coordinated by the American Friends Service Committee. Together, we are calling on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.
Thousands of migrants from around the world have traversed Central America and through Mexico, fleeing untold violence and state-sponsored repression, hunger, and economic instability caused in part by U.S. foreign policy. As a safety precaution, many have traveled in large groups for mutual aid and support along dangerous migration routes.
Instead of responding with compassion, the Trump administration has deployed thousands of military troops to border communities, augmenting the presence of National Guard soldiers and paramilitary border enforcement agencies. In addition, President Trump signed an executive order limiting how a migrant can petition for asylum (now halted by the courts), demonstrating another example of this administration’s policy violence toward migrants.
Join us, AFSC, and people of faith and action, as we embrace the call for prophetic witness and stand for the dignity and respect of border communities and those seeking refuge.
Please help us spread the word by sharing the facebook event and hanging flyers!