Together We Will – San José is an intersectional, feminist, inclusive, anti-racist community dedicated to progressive activism.
Hello from TWW-SJ! In this issue:
- Join us Sunday afternoon to see The Hate U Give Nov 4, 4:15 pm showing, Great Mall
- It’s the Last Weekend to GOTV
- Support striking workers at the SJ Marriott
- Indefinite detention of immigrant children is not OK! **Comments due Nov 6**
Read on for details!
👉 TWW-SJ Monthly Gathering: The Hate U Give
Reserved seating – PM Felicia or Miriam or email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.
If there’s interest, we’ll go out after for food & discussion.
The Hate U Give is highly recommended and “examines with unflinching honesty the story of racial divides in present-day America.”
👉 GOTV: The Last Weekend
We’re in the home stretch
of get-out-the-vote efforts for the all-important midterm elections on Tues, Nov 6. Looking for ways to help GOTV? Check out the many opportunities to do phone banking locally and canvassing in swing districts on our public calendar at http://twwsanjose.org/events/
Prefer to help from home? Many TWW-SJ members are text banking with Resistance Labs – go to their website https://resistancelabs.com/ for online training and to sign up to text.
👉 Marriott Strike, Day 30
Workers have been walking the picket line 24/7 for a month at the Marriott in downtown SJ. All they want is a contract that gives them fair wages and safe, reasonable working conditions. Here are some ways you can support them:
- Donate to the Strike Fund organized by the South Bay Labor Council
- Walk with them for an hour or two – you’re welcome any time! Just say hello, grab a sign, and join the line. Bringing food is great, too! Address: 301 S Market St, SJ
- Special Event: Rally and March, Wed Nov 7, 4-6 pm, see Facebook event for details
- Boycott striking hotels nationwide – see the boycott list here and spread the word!
👉 Let the children go!
URGENT: Comments due TUES, NOV 6,
on the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Flores Rule. These changes would allow indefinite imprisonment of immigrant children. Submit your comment directly on the Federal Register website
In 1997, a federal court decided in Flores v. Reno that the government couldn’t detain an immigrant child beyond a reasonable amount of time, defined in 2014 as 20 days. To work around this legal obligation, the Trump administration is considering detaining asylum-seeking families together for 20 days, and then forcing the parents into a “binary choice” – either stay in family detention with their children for an undetermined amount of time, or allow the children to be taken into government custody in the hopes a relatives can seek guardianship. Asking parents to make such a choice is not only immoral, but also potentially illegal under current law.
More info here: https://www.fwd.us/action/stop-family-detention-comment/
We’re glad you’re with us!
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for local events that have been shared with the group, and our monthly meetings, usually at the San Jose Peace & Justice Center – mark your calendar for the FIRST SUNDAY of every month
–Miriam Martín & Felicia Gershberg, lead organizers, TWWSJ
Together We Will – San José is an anti-racist, inclusive community – an online and in-person home for feminist activists. TWW-SJ members show up for and amplify the voices of people of color, immigrants, workers, and others working for social justice at the local, state, and national levels.