Americans of Conscience Checklist: June 17, 2018

Americans of Conscience Checklist
Week of June 17, 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 inflict it. People who immigrate to the US make our country stronger and deserve basic decency and respect.

Oppose “DACA compromise” immigration bill by June 22.

Call: Your one House rep and two senators, especially Republicans (look up).

Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] calling to oppose the Goodlatte immigration bill. It hurts farmworkers, will deport more Dreamers, and keeps children in detention longer. This bill also funds a border wall, and I don’t want my tax dollar to pay for this. Can you assure me that [name] will not support this bill? (h/th/t)

Oppose expansion of ICE detention facilities.

Call: Your three Members of Congress, especially Republicans (look up).

Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP]. I just learned about the so-called tent city in Tornillo, Texas built to house 450 immigrant children. I do not want my tax dollar paying for this. I want [name] to stop all further construction of immigrant prison camps by co-sponsoring the DONE Act (S. 2849/H.R. 5820). Can I count on this?

Acts of Gratitude
Get out your stamps, postcards, and sparkle markers for some gratitude mail.

Thank Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) for condemning current immigration policies, including the separation of families, and laying out the steps Congress must take to reform our immigration system. I appreciate you and your lifelong commitment to justice.

Address: 100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1920, Atlanta, GA 30303

Thank Fox News reporter Shep Smith for valuing facts and calling out lies when he sees them. Blind obedience does not make for a healthy press. Thank you for calling attention to this administration’s untruthful propaganda.

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



  • A Sacramento Chick-Fil-A franchise owner raises wages to a living wage—$17/hour.

Groups and organizations

  • Voto Latino is rolling out a new campaign to register 1 million voters to engage and empower Latinos in politics by 2020 election.
  • To reflect the realities of slavery, curators are restoring a room at Jefferson’s Monticello that likely belonged to Sally Heming

News with heart

-Submitted by Judy Sullivan, USH Social Justice Chair