Let’s Open Our Tables Today, and Everyday

I usually post my Supper Series on Sundays, but today I am going to make a specific ask of all of you.

If you haven’t been watching the news coming out of the U.S., I encourage you to do so. What is going on related to immigration is devastating.  Families are being separated, refugees are being turned away, people with valid visas are being detained, people with lawful permanent residence are being impacted, and there is chaos within the federal agencies on what to do. You can read more on the executive order here and here.

This is not our America, and is not who we are.

Today’s Sunday post is about setting our table for all our brothers and sisters both here, and around the world.  May we remember that we are more alike than we are different.

Get Involved | Make Your Voice Heard

Find Your State Legislators – start calling!  This site will help you get in contact with your state representatives.  For those of you nervous about calling, rest assured it’s easy and quick.  Someone will answer your call, take your name and location, and then you state your concerns.

Find Your Congressional Representatives – start calling!  This site will help you get in contact with your congressional representatives (House of Representatives and Senate).  It is the same process at the Federal level as it is at the state level.  Someone will take your name and location, and then you state your concerns.

Calling your state or congressional representatives is easy.  The person answering will take your concern, and will NOT engage in a confrontation with you.  Many of the answering mailboxes are already full, but keep trying to get through each day.

Support the American Civil Liberties Union – the ACLU site provides background information on what is going on related to the current immigration orders, along with other concerning mandates going on in our country.  Also, the Take Action tab offers a variety of ways to get involved.  The site is showcasing quite a few areas where the rights of our citizens are under attack.

This is scary, and I am certainly scared.  I don’t know what to do, but I’ve started writing my representatives, and I’m calling to make my voice heard.

I leave you today with this famous quote from Martin Niemolle.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

 

 

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