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Families Affected By Excessive Border Enforcement Send A Message To Their Senators

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Published on Jun 18, 2013

Call, email and tweet Senators Feinstein and Boxer.
Senator Feinstein | SD Office: 619.231.9712 | DC Office: 202.224.3841 | Twitter: @SenFeinstein
Senator Boxer | SD Office: 619.239.3884 | DC Office: 202.224.3553 | Twitter: @SenatorBoxer

Script: Hi, my name is:______ and I live in __________.

I urge the Senators to SUPPORT immigration reform that...
-Includes a pathway to citizenship
-Upholds the civil & human rights of border communities
-And requires border agents to wear cameras on their uniforms.

Sample Tweets

Families affected by excessive enforcement make a direct ask to their reps. http://bit.ly/10ycpys @SenFeinstein @SenatorBoxer #cirfloor
For a responsible & accountable #immigration reform equip #borderpatrol with #lapelcameras. @SenFeinstein @SenatorBoxer #cirfloor
The largest law-enforcement agency requires accountability. http://bit.ly/10ycpys @SenFeinstein @SenatorBoxer #immigration #cirfloor


For Release

June 18, 2013

Contact: Ricardo Favela, (760) 659-3620, ricardo@alliancesd.org.

What: Families affected by excessive border enforcement are sending a direct message through a YouTube video to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. The families are asking the Senators to include an amendment to immigration reform bill S.744 that would require border agents to be equipped with body-worn (lapel) cameras. They say this would reduce incidents of excessive use of force, protect the public as well as agents, and would be a clear form of accountability and oversight.

Who: Valentin Tachiquin (father of Valeria Munique Tachiquin, mother of five who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Chula Vista last September), Shena Gutierrez (wife of Jose Gutierrez who was beaten into a coma by border guards in 2011), and Maria Puga (widow of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas who was beaten to death at the San Ysidro Port-of-Entry in 2010). Also appearing are two of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas' children, his parents, and a daughter of Jose Gutierrez. The families have come together to send this message to their senators with the hope that the senators will respond to their concerns.

When: Tuesday, June 18th.

Where: Released online at http://youtu.be/Fy1ToGUrais

Press Kit: Primer on Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement

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