RED Alert 7/23

REMEDIATE:

Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Lindsey Graham recently introduced the Dream Act of 2017- a bill that would grant legal status to immigrants brought to the US at a young age. This bill could give protection to as many as 1.8 million immigrants if passed. This bill comes at a time when ten anti-immigrant Attorneys General sent a letter to Donald Trump threatening to sue if he doesn’t end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Right now, it's important to we speak out to protect DACA. 
Call the Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, at (312) 814-3000 and thank her for coming out publicly to support DACA. 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/21/538583044/20-attorneys-general-write-to-trump-urging-him-to-keep-daca

https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2017/07/21/study-senate-bill-could-put-1-8-million-dreamers-on-path-to-citizenship/

EVENT:

Join Cindy Hull at the Healing Corner on Saturday, July 29th on the corner of Lavergne & Hubbard at Hubbard Playlot Park in the Austin neighborhood from 2:30 - 5:30 pm in honor of Laquan Allen-Ward, an 8th grader from McNair Elementary School who was shot and killed in a drive-by this past March. The Healing Corner is a community building event that goes to corners known for violence and passes out free food, hugs, and resources while having an open dialogue with the community around the issue of violence. 

Check out their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/791344874373086/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

DONATE:

Moving Forward members had a great time visiting the MASK cookout tonight. Thanks to everyone who was able to join and contribute. MASK is doing incredible work to strengthen communities and create safe areas for community members. The members of MASK sit out from 4-8pm every night in the summer. If you're interested in sending them a meal, there's an easy way to do so! http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=VHCC2532&v=020bd4a181