Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Action to Close the Camps


From the day he took office, Donald Trump escalated a failed and cruel immigration policy into an all-out war against immigrants, banning Muslims, slamming the door on refugees, tearing children from their parents’ arms.

In this context, DSA has endorsed a national weekend of action to #ClosetheCamps on Indigenous People's Day weekend, Oct 11-14. Our national immigrant rights working group has helped to initiate and lead this action, in partnership with other organizations (including the Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps and the indigenous socialist group The Red Nation). At present over  a dozen DSA chapters are organizing actions in major cities and local areas. 

It's not too late for your chapter to participate! The website gives some guidelines, and the working group is happy to help you figure out how to begin building your coalition, choosing a strategic target, and organizing your action. These actions are meant to be a step toward ongoing campaigns for immigrant rights that will build the base for larger national actions to come.

Contact the DSA national immigrant rights working group at dsa.immigration@gmail.com for more information or to get plugged in to the working group.

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