Church World Service (CWS) has issued a call for people of faith to contact their Senators today to demand an end to the National Emergency at the Southwestern Border. Here is the info you need to join this effort:
Right now, the Senate is considering terminating the immoral, unconstitutional national emergency declaration. As people of faith and conscience, join today’s national call-in day to tell our Senators to reject this harmful national emergency declaration and vote to terminate it.
Last month, the President declared a national emergency to circumvent Congress and the U.S. Constitution to expand a harmful and immoral border wall. The only crisis at our southern border is the humanitarian and moral crisis manufactured by this administration. The administration has separated children from their families, undermined child and asylum protections, and fueled the militarization of border communities. Instead of focusing on real immediate threats to our communities, this administration wrongfully threatens our democracy, expands family separation, and militarizes our neighborhoods. The House already voted to terminate the national emergency, and now we need the Senate to do the same.
Click Here to Tell Congress to Oppose the Immoral, Unconstitutional National Emergency
*You will receive a phone call that connects you to your 2 Senators.
Sample Script: “I am your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and as a person of faith, I call on you to oppose the President’s immoral and unconstitutional national emergency declaration that undermines our democracy and fuels a harmful border wall. This declaration further militarizes border communities and fuels unjust family separation. The only crisis is the humanitarian and moral one. I urge you to strongly oppose this national emergency declaration and support proposals to terminate it. I call on you to affirm the right of all people to seek protection; stop the administration from separating families and returning people to harm; and cut funding that tears families apart and hurts vulnerable populations. My community welcomes and values immigrants, and I urge you to do the same.”
Amplify on Social Media: Share the same message with your Senators & Representatives on social media. Click here for a social media toolkit, and here are sample social media posts:
- .[@legislator] Let’s be clear: The only emergency is the humanitarian and moral crisis manufactured by the administration. #GreaterAs1 #FakeTrumpEmergency
- .[@legislator] The #NationalEmergencyDeclaration undermines our democracy and our nation’s values. Tell Congress to stop the immoral, harmful border wall. #GreaterAs1 #FakeTrumpEmergency
- .[@legislator] Faith leaders oppose the immoral national security declaration and family separation. #GreaterAs1 #FakeTrumpEmergency
For talking points, please click here. CWS’s press statement on the immoral national emergency declaration is available here.