Getting Real here for a “moment”
I was just about halfway through writing a “moment” when I stopped. I think it would have been a pretty good one when I finished and maybe someday I’ll get around to banging the rest out. But not today.
Here’s what we know:
In January 2019 the title of the article at PassBlue.com was: “How Many Immigrant Children Is the US Detaining? Nobody Knows.“
Can it get any worse? It has. Today I read these articles:
Across the country, teens are being handcuffed and taken out of shelters to detention facilities on their birthdays.
And just to make “worse” hellishly worse:
What can we realistically do about this?
We can call our Federal Elected Officials, and if applicable our State and Local Elected Officials.
That’s what we can do.
In terms of impact I have read that phone calls work best, then snail mail, and last and least effective … email.
If we do something … something may get done. If we do nothing … we guarantee nothing will change.
Directory of Representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives
Contact Your State Governor: https://www.usa.gov/state-governor
Contact State and Local Elected Officials: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials