With pen & paper, Donald Trump today declared war on immigrant workers, their families, their co-workers, and their communities.
In other words: on all of us.
Today, Trump signed an executive order which would attempt to close our borders to people seeking better jobs, a better life, and a better future. He signed a second order which would strip federal funding from places whose elected leaders have chosen to protect the rights of immigrant workers and their families. And he announced plans to take further steps that would make religous discrimination part of national policy.
We say no.
Not in our cities. Not in our workplaces. Not in our state.
Join us — add your name to our open letter to elected officials at all levels of government calling on them to join us in resisting the war on immigrant workers, their families, their co-workers, and their communities.
And stay tuned — there will be more to come.
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An open letter to elected officials across Washington State
Dear City Council members, County Commissioners, State Legislators, Congress members, and elected officials across the state,
We urge you to do everything in your power to resist the grotesque war on immigrant workers, their families, their co-workers, and their communities that was unleashed today by the Trump Administration.
We urge you to resist this war because immigrant rights and workers rights have gone hand in hand for centuries. Immigrant airport workers were at the heart of the landmark SeaTac $15 campaign. Immigrant fast food workers were among the leaders of the fight for $15 in Seattle. And immigrant workers from Olympia to Yakima and across the state continue to lead the way forward towards living wages and good jobs for all.
We urge you to resist this war because the example of sanctuary cities like Seattle shows that another world is possible — where everyone is welcome, everyone has rights, and every community can thrive together.
We urge you to resist this war because it is a cruel distraction, and because it will not stand.
And we commit to use our power as workers, voters, and community members to join you in defending the rights of all people who live and work in our communities.
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