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Rapid Response Team & Rise Up, Idaho!

 

Resist Trump’s attempt to begin massive internment of families!

From the ACU: Stop Speaker Ryan’s Anti-Immigrant Bill

Despite Trump’s Order, for Many Families the Nightmare Is Just Beginning 

In the House, Speaker Paul Ryan is working to pass a bill today that would sanction mass immigrant family detention and give Trump a Congressional greenlight on his brutal anti-immigrant agenda.

You play a crucial role in our fight and our jobs aren’t done – make a call today to stop Congress from passing a law that puts families in prison camps. 

Contact Representative Simpson: (202) 225-5531

Please contact Senators Risch and Crapo  to oppose Speaker Ryan’s Bill

Senator Crapo — 202-224-6142  crapo.senate.gov
Senator Risch — 202-224-2752
Senator’s local number: (208) 342-7985

 

Oppose Trump’s Gag Rule, from I Stand With Planned Parenthood

The Trump-Pence administration’s gag rule would do three things:

  1. Impose new rules designed to make it impossible for patients to get birth control or preventive care from reproductive health care providers like Planned Parenthood.
  2. Prevent health care providers across the country — including doctors, nurses, hospitals, and community health centers — from referring their patients for safe, legal abortion.
  3. Remove the guarantee that patients get full and accurate information about their health care from their doctor.

Click here to send a message:  Stop the Gag Rule!  See more about the gag rule by clicking here.

 

July 25, from 6:30 – 8 pm at Angela Housley’s home in Boise

You are invited to provide feedback on a new non-partisan effort that can help change Idaho’s political landscape. Over wine and cheese, we will invite you to share your thoughts on Rise Up, Idaho!’s progressive non-partisan platform and how it can be used to influence legislators and candidates. Several volunteers have been trained to help organize interested people statewide. We will share information on some of the successful efforts we’ve seen that may give you hope.

 If you can attend, please reply soon to anghousley@gmail.com  so we can count you in and send you the address. For more information, contact Sue Philley suephilley@gmail.com 208-340-9450.

Note: This is the second Party in a series being offered this summer. We had a terrific gathering in June, so if you can’t make this date, please let us know if you are interested and would like to be invited to a future one.

 

Refugee and Immigrant Ministry

 

 

Social Justice Council

Housing First — Furniture Next! The Social Justice Council began investigating a “Furniture Bank” at the request of one of our Plate Partners, CATCH, Inc. We conducted a “Housing Summit” with CATCH, Inc. in order to begin the conversation about the Housing First model, and how the Furniture Bank might support that city-sponsored initiative. The Furniture Bank would be an outlet for free and/or affordable furniture for the Treasure Valley’s vulnerable recently homed such as refugees, immigrants, survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, LGBTQ+, young adults aging out of foster care, and folk who were previously homeless. This project, a Furniture Bank, is within the scope of what BUUF could manage with assistance from internally related ministries and external community partners, building connection within the fellowship and with the Treasure Valley community. The Social Justice Council has a draft multi-year timeline that includes research on other programs, meetings with stakeholders, surveys, design, and implementation. There is also interest to include a “Fix It Cafe,” where interested parties could get together to build the skills to refurbish damaged furniture/appliances to donate to the furniture bank or keep if they are among the served populations. This Furniture Bank project was selected as it serves a need in the community without duplicating efforts, builds community ties, and is sustainable for BUUF to manage