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Response underway to Trump’s National Emergency to fund wall

By staff |
February 16, 2019
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Washington, D.C. – Progressive organizations around the country are taking a stand against Trump’s declaration of a State of Emergency, which would divert federal funds towards building a wall on the border with Mexico.

Many groups have signed on to a call initiated by the Legalization for All Network, that read in part, “To get the funding for his racist wall, Trump is taking it a step further by threatening to declare a state of emergency. With already thousands of U.S. troops mobilized to the border, a State of Emergency would heighten the tension of armed troops and border agents who already unleashed tear gas on refugees. We say No Trump Wall, No State of Emergency!”

Organizations endorsing the call include the Anti-War Committee-Minnesota, Arab American Action Network (AAAN), BAYAN USA, Centro CSO (Los Angeles), Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR), Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR), Communist Workers League, Communist Workers League - Bay Area, Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)(Minnesota), Denver Peace Council - Affiliate of US Peace Council, Filipinx for Immigrant rights and Racial justice in Minnesota (FIRM), Freedom Road Socialist Organization, International Action Center, International League of Peoples' Struggle – ILPS US, Jacksonville Community Action Committee, Jacksonville Palestine Solidarity Network, Latin America Solidarity Committee – Milwaukee, Legalization for all Network, MIRAC - Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Minnesota Immigrant Movement (MIM), People Organizing Against War, Imperialism, and Racism (POWIR), People’s Power Assembly, Salt Lake Democratic Socialists of America, Struggle/La Lucha, Take On Hate - national campaign, Tallahasee Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Tucson Anti-War Committee, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J), University of North Florida Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), Wisconsin Bail Out the People, Workers World Party, Young People's Resistance Committee (Milwaukee), Youth Against War and Racism.

Protests have been called in a number of cities.

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