SoCal Days of Action
DC Days of Action
Physician Lobbying on Capital Hill- 70 physicians, medical students and residents from around the country met on The Hill to speak with the offices of 15 of our congressional representatives and discuss our concerns, and our demands. A packet was left with each office as well as hand-delivered to an additional 45 offices for those with roles on subcommittees that guide immigration and health policy. Included in each packet was a copy of our Doctors for Camp Closure Position Statement, a petition in support of this Position Statement with nearly 1400 signatures, the Policy Statements of medical organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Psychological Association, and letters from physicians outlining the concerns they documented in the autopsies of the children who have died in detention, and the dangers of the camps in the upcoming flu season.
Physicians and supporters rallied in Washington DC for the March for Migrants. Approximately 200 D4CC members joined in a peaceful protest, heard of the incredible stories of fellow physicians who have worked tirelessly to advocate for immigrants in their asylum clinics and of the personal experience of living in America as an undocumented immigrant. The group marched toward the White House, pausing at Trump International Hotel for a die-in where the names of the 37 adults and children who have died in federal custody were read outloud with a moment of silence for each. We were thrilled to be joined by Strong Youth who drove down from New York City to stand with us on behalf of immigrants. They were inspirational!
D4CC is born!
July 30, 2019: