Americans of Conscience Checklist Week of July 23, 2018

Americans of Conscience Checklist

Week of July 23, 2018

By Jen Hofmann


I value showing respect for all people, no matter where they were born.


We oppose inhumane treatment of all people and the government agencies that perpetuate it. People who immigrate to the US make our country stronger and are entitled to basic respect.


 Action 1: Advocate to decriminalize border crossing.


Call: Your one House rep and two senators, red or blue: (look up).Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP], calling to ask [name] to work on repealing two laws dating back to the Immigration Act of 1929: Title 8 U.S. codes 1325 and 1326. These laws criminalize crossing the US border without authorization. Repealing them would decrease family separation and stop wasting taxpayer dollars on mass detention. I would like [name] to repeal these laws and restore humanity to our immigration policies.


 Action 2: Stand with queer Ghanian asylum-seeker Sadat Ibrahim.


Call: South Texas Detention Facility 210-231-4505

Script: Hi. I am calling to bring attention to Sadat Ibrahim (A# 208-920-376). He is seeking asylum in our country, but has been in detention since 2016. We insist on his immediate release so he may continue to work for asylum.

▢ Action 3: Reach into an ICE detention center to encourage a kind soul.


Write: Sherpa Duk, A# 208-603-576, P.O. Box 248, Lumpkin, GA, 31815

Sherpa is originally from Nepal. Let him know he matters. Have your kids do drawings in marker or crayon, or send Sherpa a letter with stories and encouraging messages to lift his spirits.


Good news

Decent people everywhere are speaking up and working together. Just look.



Happy 150th birthday to the 14th Amendment, guarantor of equal protection and due process.


MT joins the growing list of states that have rejected transgender discrimination.

-Submitted by Judy Sullivan, USH Social Justice Chair