January 7, 2020
We have several opportunities this month to make a difference for immigrants. Please make your voice heard.
1. NW Detention Center Learning and action:
Community members and organizations supporting the #Shutdown NWDC Campaign are invited to a forum where we will learn about the current state of detention, deportation, and resistance locally and nationally, share campaign updates, and offer opportunities for you, your organization, and your friends to get more deeply involved in the campaign.
There is a free parking lot at Washington Hall. Two hour street parking is also available nearby. The first hill street car or bus #27 bring you the closest, though many bus lines are within a 4-5 block walk.
When: Saturday January 11, 1:00-3:00 PM
Where: Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Jose Robles has been held in the Detention Center for 6 months now, with no information about how much longer it will take to process his U-Visa application. You may recall that his application was expedited when he was taken into custody last July and a decision was expected in November.One of the hardest things he faces daily is having no idea about when this ordeal will end for him. That is true for all who are held in detention throughout the US.
2. Support the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 .in the Senate. It would grant citizenship to 2.5 million immigrants, including DACA recipients, and fight Trump’s xenophobic agenda. It passed the House as H.R. 6 and has moved to the Senate where there is likely to be heavy opposition. Please sign the petition in the Lounge on Sunday, Jan. 12 or Jan 19.
3. Attend the Plymouth Immigration Team meeting on January 19 at 9am in Room 321 to help plan our activities for 2020.
Plymouth Church UCC Worship is an online webinar through Zoom, and shared on our Plymouth YouTube Channel and Facebook pages each Sunday. Please join us for Worship, then for Virtual Coffee Hour following on Zoom.
We look to God for the breaking of oppression and healing in the land. Let us stand together with one voice as we watch, fight, and pray with life prioritized.
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