End the Immigrant Detention Quota

34 Days to End the 34,000 Immigrant Detention Quota

June 9 to July 12

Reposted from Detention Watch Network
The next 34 days are critical in our collective efforts to end the 34,000 immigrant detention quota. Sign-up today to get involved during the 34 Days to End The Quota.During the month of June, the House of Representatives will be voting on the Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations bill, which includes the detention bed quota. In the meantime, 34,000 immigrants continue to be locked-up at any given time in detention and thousands of families and communities continue to be torn apart. Now is the time to ADVOCATE, EDUCATE and ORGANIZE to #EndTheQuota. From watching and sharing the End The Quota video, and signing-up to host an event or action in your community, to calling and meeting with your members of Congress, we need all hands on deck! Now is the time to act and stop the arbitrary quota that keeps thousands of immigrants behind jail walls.

Here are 6 things you can do to End The Quota:
1 Join DWN’s End The Quota webinar, this Thursday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Register here.
2 Hold educational events, community forums or teach-ins about the immigration detention system and the impact of the 34,000 detention bed quota on our communities. For educational materials and resources go here.
3 Call and/or visit your members of Congress and ask them to eliminate the immigration detention bed quota from the FY 2015 appropriations bill.  Ask your Representative to vote for the Deutch-Foster amendment that strikes the quota language from the bill.For advocacy materials go here.
4 Organize an action, or vigil outside a detention center, ICE office or congressional member’s office. Contact Catalina Nieto cnieto@detentionwatchnetwork.org for support.
5 Write an op-ed or letter to the editor about the impact of the quota in your community. For sample talking points go here.
6 Share End The Quota action alerts, videos, infographics, posters, and fact sheets via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, and blogs.
For more info or to get involved contact Catalina Nieto at cnieto@detentionwatchnetwork.org