GET SHIT DONE
Political & Community Action in Evanston
It's Show Time, Friends!
With the Illinois state primary in the rearview mirror, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get back to work – reaching out to voters ahead of the midterm elections in November.
That “Blue Tsunami” we keep hearing about isn’t going to happen unless we make it happen. I repeat – Democrats will not take our country back in November unless we work tirelessly, starting now.
How can we help?
These kids need lawyers, and they need them now.
Here are groups who are stepping up to represent these families, and who need our support:
Kids in Need of Defense
Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project
The Florence Project and Refugee Rights Project
Texas Civil Rights Project
RAICES Family Reunification Bond Fund is raising money to help families pay their bonds so that they can be released from ICE custody and find their kids.
Neta is providing supplies to asylum seekers are the border -- things like diapers, water, underwear, sandals, hygiene items, etc.
Glennon Doyle is raising money through her Emergency Love Flash Mob to reunite 60 kids sitting in a detention center in Arizona with their families.
Can’t make it on Sunday afternoons? No worries – we’re hosting events on Thursday evenings once a month, too.
Want to host an event? Fantastic!
Hosting is so easy. All you need is an internet connection and maybe some snacks. GSD will take care of getting people there, and we’ll provide all the instructions and materials you’ll need.
Ready to send Donald Trump and his pathetic enablers packing?
Me too! Let's get to it -- sign up for an event right now!
So what’s the plan?
Get Shit Done is partnering with Sister District, Indivisible Evanston, Open Progress, Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th and more to support progressive candidates, energize voters and make that Blue Wave a reality!
Starting on Sunday, June 3, we're hosting “Blue Wave Sundays” every Sunday afternoon, all summer long.
We’re getting together in the backyard to write postcards, text and phone bank for progressive candidates all across the country.
I think Glennon puts it best:
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN.
We will fight for these kids like we’d fight if they were our kids. Because they are.
We will fight for these mothers like we’d fight if they were our sisters. Because they are.
Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited one of the detention centers where these kids are being held, and was dismayed to learn that workers are not allowed to touch the crying children -- WHAT???
Yes, this is child abuse. Dr. Kraft says that this policy "contradicts everything we know that the kids need to build their health." Physicians warn of the irreparable harm this is causing. The United Nations has called for an immediate stop to this practice.
And to make matters even worse, the government has no plan in place for reuniting these children with their parents.
No matter what the Trump administration may try to tell us, this is not the result of some Democrats' law. This is Trump's policy, and he can end it at any time.
Over the past 6 weeks, over 2000 children have been separated from their parents. They are being held in detention centers and in a tent city south of El Paso, TX. I've been to El Paso many times, and I can tell you that it's hot as hell in the shade down there right about now.
Just when you think the Trump administration has hit rock bottom, things get worse.
As I'm sure you know, it is now the policy of the United States to forcibly separate immigrant children from their parents when they cross the border illegally. This is happening to asylum seekers, who are coming from conditions so horrific in their home countries that they're willing to risk a perilous journey to the US, where they hope their kids will be safe.
These children are being used as bargaining chips to bully Democrats into funding Trump's wall. Pure and simple.
No experience is necessary. Just bring your laptop, your phone, and a few bucks to cover the cost of postcards and stamps. We'll provide the rest.
You do not have to be a member to Get Shit Done to attend. Please bring your friends!