A group of the Knox faithful and some of our community friends gathered under the leadership of Pastor Emily on Friday June 29, 2018 to write our representatives to advocate for the just and merciful treatment of immigrant families. We were cheered sharing camaraderie and snacks as we wrote together. If love could be measured in fruit plates and banana bread...well, then the deacons bring an abundance with them wherever they go.
The letters we wrote were to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Senator Dianne Feinstein (who is sponsoring the Keep Families Together Act), Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Mike Thompson.
If you would like to write your representatives:
Click Here for a list of representatives (local to Santa Rosa, CA).
Click Here for the letter for the Representatives.
It is adapted from this one from the NAACP.
Click Here for the letter to Secretary Alex Azar.
Before you write, do you your homework on this issue. Get involved. Families belong together.
"Beloved, let us love one another because love is from God." - 1 John 4:7-21
"Do not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of justice, and do not take a widow's cloak for security." - Deuteronomy 24:17-18