Ep. 126: A Week of Action on Immigration; Therapy for Activists; Central WA Justice for Our Neighbors

This week, with Congress soon to be returning from its August recess, Indivisible is calling for a week of action on immigration to pressure lawmakers to advocate for cuts to ICE and CBP as part of the 2020 budget. We’re joined by Indivisible’s National Policy Director, Angel Padilla, and by Indivisible’s legislative director, Mary Small, who says that the timing of pressuring members of Congress during their first week back is critical, as September is when members will set their legislative priorities for the rest of the session.

Then, how we as activists can deal with the trauma of the Trump administration. We address your questions with Jennifer Young, a counselor who specializes in trauma and PTSD therapy, and who also happens to be a leader with her local Indivisible group in Tampa Bay.

And finally, Central Washington Justice for Our Neighbors is an immigrant rights nonprofit that provides legal advice and accompaniment services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in Central and Eastern Washington. We talk with the organization’s founder and executive director, Abigail Scholar.

Links:

How to Plan Your Group’s Week of Action: indivisible.org/resource/defund-h…tion-host-toolkit

How did your member of Congress vote on the supplemental spending bill that gave Trump $4.5 billion? www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/116-2019/h429

Central Washington Justice for Our Neighbors: www.cwjfon.org/

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