Reposted from Jewish Community of Amherst's Tzedek Email. Please email ellenruthk[@]gmail.com for more information
HELP END THE MIGRANT PROTECTION PROTOCOL (MPP)
This "postcard"/letter" action was initiated by asylum seekers in the tent camp in Matamoros, MX, at the US/MX border, who are stuck there under MPP, the Migrant Protection Protocol, also called "Remain in Mexico". 600 postcards were written by people in the camp urging an end to the inhumane MPP, and delivered to Representative Vela of Texas, who gave them to Dr. Jill Biden.
The idea is to urge Dr. Biden to take on Ending MPP as her special First Lady Project. She visited the migrants in Matamoros in late 2019 and saw the horrible reality for herself. Now this action has become nationwide, and here is where we come in. Letters in support of the migrants’ pleas to end MPP will be flowing in from all over the US to Dr. Jill Biden, delivered to her by individual US congressional representatives.
The plan locally is to collect as many "postcards"/letters as possible, which then will be sent to Congressman McGovern's office; Congressman McGovern has agreed to get those to Dr. Jill Biden.
Please print out this POSTCARD/LETTER on your computer, and then sign your name, and write the name of your town and zip code after your signature. Please then send it in an envelope to:
66 Harkness Rd.,
Pelham MA 01002
Annique will collect them all and send to the contact at Congressman McGovern's office, who has agreed to make sure they will get delivered to Dr. Jill Biden.
Thank you for participating. Please feel free to share this request with your networks!
All the best,
Karen Levine. Joan Epstein, Annique Boomsma
JCA Tikkun Olam and Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice of Western MA