WA state residents asked to donate to bond fund for separated immigrant mothers this Mother's Day
Washington State Mother's Day Call to Action calls for Washingtonians to donate to WAISN Fair Fight Bond Fund instead of buying gifts this Mother's Day
By: Washington State Mother's Day Call to Action
"We are asking the citizens of Washington State to take three actions in solidarity with incarcerated immigrant mothers who will not be spending Mother's Day with their children," said Leslie Brown, spokesperson for the group.
Rather than buying a gift for your mother, make a donation in her honor to the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WASIN) Fair Fight Bond Fund which provides the bond money that allows detained immigrant mothers to go back to their lives and families while they build a case to gain status.
Attend the "Together and Free for Mother's Day fundraiser,"
Speak Up and Bring Up family separation and child detention. With over 10,000 immigrant children still separated from their parents this Mother's Day, we encourage everyone in Washington State to start a conversation with friends and family about immigration policies and their impact on immigrant families, women and children.
Brown said the group is calling on the Trump administration to reverse harmful family separation and child detention policies and develop a humane immigration system that honors our asylum laws and the law under the Flores consent decree.
ABOUT WASHINGTON STATE MOTHER'S DAY CALL TO ACTION
Washington State Mother's Day Action is a grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations in Washington State seeking the immediate release of immigrants and their children from detention and the transparent reunification of families separated at the border.