END FAMILY SEPARATION
Women's March Barcelona, Women's March Milan and Madrid Resistance have united to address the abhorrent human rights violations happening to immigrant children who are being ripped from their parents' arms in the United States.
We have collected resources and actions that anyone from anywhere in the world can take to demand an end to the trauma being inflicted on children as young as 8 months old. There are also specific actions listed below for U.S. Citizens based abroad (see below).
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6 ways you can take action today (worldwide)
Follow Women's March Global on Twitter for a Daily Action List (always pinned to the top of our profile)
Follow Women’s March and Families Belong Together for rollout of actions throughout the week leading up to actions on the 28th and 30th of June. Also take time to go through the fantastic toolkit put together by Families Belong Together International.
Sign petitions started by U.S. Citizens living abroad in: Spain, Italy, France, Canada, U.K., Ireland, The Netherlands, Israel, and Switzerland. The petitions denounce the family separation policy and are being shared, signed, and read out loud in front of US embassies and other public places and shared on social media. Sign the Petitions Below:
Email the companies directly profiting from placing children in concentration camps. Here is a helpful list of companies and individuals who profit from child detention. Email, tweet, and call them now! Follow Sleeping Giants on their Facebook to keep up with their email and Twitter actions.
The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council: Keep showing up at every U.S. Mission and Embassy with a megaphone and remind them that the world is watching. Scroll below to find an international action to join. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has recommended guidelines for human rights at international borders which you can read here. The reported actions the Department of Homeland Security is taking do not comply with these guidelines. You can contact the UN Office for Human Rights here.
Consider supporting these fantastic organizations working on the ground and directly on the border to advocate for migrant and displaced youth and families:
Actions for U.S. Citizens Abroad
Contact your U.S. Senators and Representatives. Their job is to conduct oversight of DHS–they must hold DHS accountable - here is what we are asking them to do:
Reunite every single family that remains brutally torn apart -- and prove it
Permanently end the separation of children and families by Trump -- immediately and permanently reversing the zero-tolerance policy, which created this crisis
Permanently end the indefinite detention of children & families
Accountability for the abusers responsible for this horror
Find your Senators here. Find your Representative here. If you use 5 Calls to contact your reps, they have a script on their system for this issue already. Also check if your Senators/Reps are among the 71 Democrats who signed a letter to Secretary of DHS Nielsen in December 2017.
Call Scott Lloyd, he is the Director of The Office of Refugee Resettlement in DHHS. He is responsible for the missing children. Phone: 202-401-9246
From our friends at PAGE: Join our Global Get Out the Vote Efforts! Join fellow US-Americans abroad to Get Out The Vote for November elections! VoteFromAbroad.Org has all the info you need to register you and your friends abroad. To share widely with friends and on social media, like “VoteFromAbroad” on Facebook. Don’t forget to use this form to organize and track the number of people you register to vote and tweet us @PAGEofdemocracy to tell us about your efforts, using #NotTooFarAwayToVote!
Americans of Conscience has a list of 7 other U.S. officials who need to hear from us, plus a script to use. That list is here.