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To: Members of Congress
Support Veterans United To Stop The Border Wall
Veterans on the US-Mexico border are taking a bold stand against the misguided, ineffective, and harmful border wall project, and standing up against hatred and bigotry.
Will you help get their backs?
WATCH this epic video of the actions that vets and the community are taking to stop the wall.
Why is this important?
Right now, the Trump administration is in a mad dash to build a border wall before the elections in order to rally an increasingly violent racist base of supporters, seizing public and private lands and tossing aside over 40 federal laws. The flagship piece of the wall runs right through the city of Laredo, TX a densely populated city right on the Rio Grande river.
If built, the wall would stoke further anti-immigrant hatred across the country, and impose destruction on border towns and cities for generations.
There is no "national emergency" happening in Laredo. That is a manufactured story created by the administration. Laredo is actually safer and more peaceful than most US cities. The wall serves no actual security purpose. In truth, the wall is a symbol meant to stoke racism across the country.
It also has lasting, devastating impacts on the communities in which it is built.
The border wall in Laredo would carve a path of destruction through Laredo, TX destroying public spaces, historic structures, public parks, private homes, places of worship, even a children's home run by Catholic nuns.
The wall is not just a fence, it would be a 30 foot tall prison wall more than twice the height of the Berlin Wall. It is a 200 foot wide security corridor, that would militarize the entire waterfront of Laredo, which is precious to the people of Laredo, and has been theirs for for 265 years.
Laredo depends on the Rio Grand for 100% of it's drinking water. If built, the zone would not only cut off all 250,000 residents from accessing their river, the now federally owned zone would void over 25 federal laws protecting water, land, and air quality.
As Congress returns to session and a presidential election right around the corner, it's imperative that we stop this wall. We support human rights and urge you to do the same.
Stand with the vets who are defending their city. Please sign this petition to have our vets' backs.
FOLLOW US on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vets-United-To-Stop-The-Wall-111198500719227
Once you sign the petition, there are 3 other things you can do:
1) Send the vets a PERSONAL LETTER OF SUPPORT https://forms.gle/L2rZdn2e8YJc1EcP7
2) SIGN UP with No Border Wall Coalition for updates on the Vets' actions: http://www.noborderwallcoalition.com/
3) DONATE to support the upcoming Veterans' actions: Donate here: https://bit.ly/NBWMuralDonate
All solidarity is welcomed,
Vets United to Stop The Border Wall,
The No Border Wall Coalition, Laredo, TX