Ep. 121: Helping WA Migrants Threatened by ICE; Democratic Bench-Building in 2019; Lawyer Moms Take a “Stand”

On this week’s show: With primary ballots arriving this week, we talk about how (and why) to get people excited about this year’s election with chair of the Washington State Democratic Party, Tina Podlodowski.

Then, in light of escalating raids of migrants and asylum seekers by ICE, we talk with Brenda Rodriguez. She is the Eastern Washington coordinator for the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, and we learn about how you can get involved by taking their Rapid Response training to help migrants and their families under siege.

We also talk with the president and co-founder of Lawyer Moms of America, Tovah Kopan, about their 2nd annual Kids Take a Stand fundraiser, which encourages kids and their families all across the country to open lemonade stands to raise money for migrant children who have been separated from their families.

And we have our weekly call to action with research team leader, Stephen Wilhelm.

Links:

WA Democrats’ Rise & Run program: https://www.wa-democrats.org/riseandrun

Check to see if you’re registered to vote: https://votewa.gov

If you fail to receive a ballot: http://wavotingjustice.org/

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network: https://www.waisn.org/

WAISN FB page: https://www.facebook.com/WAimmigrantsolidaritynetwork/

Sign up for WAISN’s Rapid Response training: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/waisn-rapid-response-webinar-trainings

Fair Fight Bond Fund: https://fairfightbondfund.org

Lawyer Moms of America: https://www.lawyermomsofamerica.org/

Lawyer Moms Foundation: https://www.lawyermomsfoundation.org/

Host your own Kids Take a Stand lemonade stand: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UllNWOpzUhdne7oY4iybaMErM2xhEsRJkygGEfNVv_8/edit

Lawyer Moms of America letter you can send to your member of Congress to demand compassionate treatment of migrant children: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i-OfU6nAelBpQz1zU4TJJwiBGivpTpQQUlGPzQZT7o0/edit?link_id=0&can_id=f668219c6438434773e852c13df16ea9&source=email-demand-compassionate-treatment-of-migrant-children&email_referrer=email_577974&email_subject=demand-compassionate-treatment-of-migrant-children

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