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Today’s Action: Stop Trump from sending the National Guard to the Mexican border


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Today’s Action: Stop Trump from sending the National Guard to the Mexican border

Trump has been furious ever since his $25 billion funding request for the Mexico border wall was denied (that’s right, Mexico isn’t paying for it). So last week, Trump called for National Guard troops to be deployed along the southern border.

This is yet another inflammatory, wasteful, and utterly unnecessary move by Trump to cater to the most bigoted elements of his base. Despite Trump’s savagely racist agenda, unauthorized border crossings are at their lowest since the 1970’s.

But here’s the good news: Trump doesn’t make the decisions over whether the National Guard is deployed. Governors do.

Call or email your state’s Governor and demand they refuse Trump’s racist, politicized use of our National Guard.

The National Guard is supposed to serve only in times of great need — for example, a foreign power invasion or during natural disasters. Firing up a deranged president’s base definitely does not qualify.

Several Governors, Democratic AND Republican, have already vowed to deny any request by Trump — but several other GOP-led states are rearing to join in. We need to work now to strengthen our Governors for resistance.

Call or email your Governor and demand they stand up against Trump’s xenophobic, wasteful use of our National Guard. We’ve resisted the wall and we’ll resist this too.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition rejecting Trump’s cruel attempt to deny healthy food for low-income families, and join the Americans demanding Congress protect Dreamers NOW!