CANCELED-"Shut Down the Wall, Open the Government" Day of Action
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As you've likely seen, Donald Trump announced a deal with Congress to end the government shutdown and reopen the federal government for three weeks with no funding for Trump’s wall. This is a great win, and it’s due to the grassroots pressure we were able to leverage. After checking in with partners and allies, we’ve made the strategic decision to cancel our January 29 Day of Action events.
On January 29, when Trump's State of the Union was originally scheduled, speak out about the REAL state of our union. Together, we’ll show the true costs of Trump and the GOP's demand for a racist border wall and the destructive repercussions of Trump's tantrum shutdown, and we'll demand that Trump and the GOP shut down the wall and reopen the government!
The government has been in partial shutdown for over a month—the longest government shutdown in American history. Nearly 1 million federal workers and contractors are being used as bargaining chips against some of the most vulnerable people seeking asylum at our borders.
On January 29, we will stand together with immigrant communities, federal workers, and all of us who are impacted by the shutdown to show that we won't be divided by Trump's antics. We won't fund Trump's racist wall with our taxpayer dollars, the government must be reopened, and people seeking asylum must be let in.
Senate Republicans have been mute and largely absent—and they hold the power to reopen the government without giving in to Trump's racist policies.
That's why people all across the country are headed to Senate offices, closed federal government offices, national parks, other facilities affected by the shutdown and other public, visible spots in every community. We will share receipts (stories, effects, actual financial receipts) showing what this #TrumpShutdown has cost everyday people financially, morally, and spiritually.
And we'll offer our own "State of the Union"—because there are real crises we need to tackle together, and there is a vision of what this country could accomplish if we weren't divided and attacked by hatred, fear, and these outrageous actions.
Together, we’ll demand that Mitch McConnell end the madness and hold a vote to reopen the government without a hateful and wasteful border wall. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with immigrant communities, workers, and those impacted by the shutdown to demand that Republicans #ShutdownTheWall and #OpenTheGovernment.
Will you stand and speak out with us?