The above bumper sticker comes in 3"x 8" vinyl. To order, please send $4 per sticker to Peacestickers.net, PO Box 10631, Eugene, OR 97440. Free shipping to the USA only.
Shipping not available to outside the USA.
What do I mean when I say "Keep Families Together And Free"? It means that when people merely say "Families Belong Together" or 'Keep Families Together", they are failing to put all of the agenda that needs to be said front and center, which is that not only is the separation of families crossing the border of the USA wrong, but also that indefinite detention is also wrong. It has been claimed (here: https://cis.org/Report/Courting-Disaster ) that about 63% of asylum seekers who are released OR show up for their asylum hearings in court. According to this website : https://www.wola.org/analysis/fact-sheet-united-states-immigration-central-american-asylum-seekers/ many of the failures to appear are due to failures to deliver notices to appear to the proper addresses. So there is really no need to waste taxpayer dollars on housing asylum seekers in internment camps. The threat posed by gang members allegedly exploiting the asylum process is also almost nonexistent, according to the above web site. If you wanted to be generous and provide them with motel vouchers, that would be much more humane and a lot less expensive.
The Lane County Chapter of the Pacific Green Party puts it best, in their resolution on the issue which was adopted on 7-14-18:
"Pacific Green Party, Lane County continues to stand with families seeking asylum in the United States. We demand that the government reunite the families and that they be released on their own recognizance while awaiting their asylum hearings. In addition, we demand that those seeking asylum bear no financial responsibility surrounding their reunification and asylum hearings. This includes but is not limited to genetic services; transportation costs; competent, effective and vigorous legal representation; ongoing reconciliation therapy and other counseling services necessitated by the trauma they endured due to the zero-tolerance program of the Trump administration. We expect the government to meet the 30-day deadline imposed by Federal Judge Dana Sabraw."
Lane County Chapter of the Pacific Green Party
7-6-18 Update: I think that I'm going to make Friday yard sales at my place at 1017 W 8th Ave #3, Eugene, OR 97402 from 10AM-6PM be a thing for awhile and see how I do. I have Peacestickers.net bumper stickers, buttons and t-shirts (note that the web site is now up, with all of the items that are for sale by mail order displayed in the photo gallery), plus other fair trade items such as hackey sacks and purses and bags from Guatemala and United Farm Worker apparel, plus gobs and gobs of fair trade costume jewelry. These are all new items, not used items. All items come with a 30 day money back (in any condition) guarantee. Most of the proceeds (above my cost for the items) go to benefit the homeless, via my web site CouchHosting.org, with the first little bit of $$ that comes in covering expenses for the web site and advertising, but also two thirds of daily sales (up to a maximum benefit of $40 per day) are counted a second time, and go towards paying off a loan given to a formerly homeless woman that currently has a balance of over $1000.