August 2019 Vigil

Vigil: 7:30-8:30 am
Courtwatch (10 people): 9-10:30 am

This month’s vigil will be sponsored by Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community.

Call to Action

  1. Sign the petition asking the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to investigate US Government treatment of asylum seekers.  As signatories to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the US Government has an obligation to honor the fundamental right of everyone to seek asylum. We hear stories every day about the violence and detention that refugees face at our southern border.
  2. Ask your members of Congress to protect immigrants.  For the month of August, Congressional members are back in their districts. Look for in-district meetings, town halls, or community forums to let them know that it is immoral and illegal to deny asylees, that we should halt funding for ICE terror and wasteful border walls, that family separation must stop, and that DACA and TPS recipients deserve permanent pathways to citizenship.  It is especially important to contact Senator Amy Klobuchar (612-727-5220 or email), a presidential candidate that has not yet stood strongly for immigrant rights.
  3. Oppose expansion of immigrant detention in Sherburne County.  Our sister group “Sanctuary and Resistance to Injustice” needs your help resisting ICE’s attempt to expand immigrant jail beds in Sherburne County. They have issued a Call to Action for all to PACK THE ROOM at the August 20 Sherburne County Board meeting to express our opposition to ICE expansion!  Join us at 8:15 am on Tuesday August 20 at Union Congregational Church (1118 4th  St. NW) in Elk River where we will gather before attending the board meeting together.  Please also join SARI at their weekly vigil at 3:30 pm on Wednesdays at 13880 Business Center Dr NW, Elk River.
  4. Attend the ICOM AID fundraiser for Rudy and Karen.  This event will help cover legal fees for this remarkable family that has been unfairly targeted by ICE.  Not only will you be helping a good cause, but you’ll enjoy wonderful food and mariachi music at the same time.  Sunday, September 22 from 1 to 6 pm at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 2200 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul.  Mark your calendar now!