Trump is threatening to take away DACA protections for immigrant youth. Wisconsin DACA recipient constituents of Paul Ryan are launching a hunger strike in front of Ryan’s Racine office on September 1st to demand DACA stay in place.
We call on Paul Ryan to use his power as US Speaker of the House to pass a bill that makes DACA permanent without militarizing the border or criminalizing other immigrants. We also call on him to block funding in the national budget for more deportations that separate immigrant families.
Hunger-striking members of Voces’ student arm Youth Empowered in the Struggle will lead 5 days of action culminating in a statewide march in Racine on September 5th. The group will occupy Monument Square near Ryan’s office round-the-clock starting at 11am on Friday, September 1st. Join us!
Click here to learn more about participating in the hunger strike.
Join us in the following actions:
- On Thursday, August 31st, we’ll hold a forum on DACA at 6pm at the Racine Labor Center (2100 Layard Ave in Racine) to share the latest news and plan our fight.
- On Friday, September 1st, we’ll rally at 11am at Paul Ryan’s Racine office (216 6th St) and announce the beginning of the immigrant youth hunger strike.
- On Saturday, September 2nd, we’ll hold Voces’ monthly membership meeting at 1:30pm at 1027 S 5th St in Milwaukee and focus on the fight for DACA.
- On Tuesday, September 5th, we’ll lead a statewide march at 6pm from Monument Square in Racine to urge Paul Ryan to speak up for our families and to urge the Racine Unified School District to pass the safe haven resolution to protect immigrant students. Buses will leave from Voces’ Milwaukee office at 4pm. Click here to reserve a seat on the bus. Suggested donation $10.
Click here to see our organizing toolkit you can use to organize actions in your area.
Call Paul Ryan’s office at (202) 225-3031 and urge him to speak up for DACA and support legislation that provides protection from deportation and a path to citizenship for immigrant youth!
Call Voces at 414-643-1620 for more information. Our communities are here to stay!
Click here to donate to help us mobilize for the hunger strike and statewide march.