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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:34 PM

Over 50 Iowa moms took over Sen. Joni Ernst's office to protest U.S. treatment of migrant kids

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/7/11/1870944/-Over-50-Iowa-moms-took-over-Sen-Joni-Ernst-s-office-to-protest-U-S-treatment-of-migrant-kids

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst initially refused to speak with more than 50 concerned Iowa mothers who converged on her Des Moines office this week to call on her to do something about the Trump administration’s inhumane treatment of migrant children in border facilities and prison camps across the U.S.

Ernst at first tossed the Moms Against the Camps activists to Corey Becker, an immigration policy staffer that activists found out once worked for noted white supremacist Rep. Steve King. When activists asked Becker “how Ernst's immigration policy differs from Steve King,” Working Families advocate Shawn Sebastian tweeted, “he refused to answer because he felt it was ‘inappropriate.’”

Finally, “after 6.5 hours and about 100 Iowa moms passing through with their children,” Sebastian continued, Ernst agreed to a phone call the next day. It lasted just 20 minutes, with Ernst defending ICE terrorism against immigrant communities ("we need to keep Americans safe”) and taking the brave stance of opposing child abuse but asking them for “specific examples,” as if it hasn’t been all over the news recently. When they asked if Ernst could meet with them after reviewing conditions for herself, Sebastian said, she refused and hung up.

All the advocates wanted was for Ernst to put herself in the shoes of parents at the border for just one second, and some “carried signs that said, ‘What if it were Libby?’ referencing to Ernst's daughter. ‘We need to ask her as a mother, would be she happy if her child was locked in a cage?’” said advocate Bonnie Brown.


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Reply Over 50 Iowa moms took over Sen. Joni Ernst's office to protest U.S. treatment of migrant kids (Original post)
rurallib Friday OP
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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:54 PM

1. Excellent

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:58 PM

2. Senator HogNuts forgets the ten ten rule.

Ten of those Moms will tell Ten other Moms and we know how the math works. Was not nice to know you Joni. Don't let the door hit you on the way out,okay.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:03 PM

3. gawd I hope you are right

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:09 PM

4. Spent a lifetime

working in and with Rural Business's. The thing they fear the most is this,loosing control of the Female message. And most wonder how the so called right to life crowd grew to the numbers it is today. Watched this mushroom in the late Seventies and rocket in the Eighties. And it was the Right wing Religious Fundies in the Rural Areas getting their Mom's active in School and City Counsel Meetings.

And the White Male Business owners played the control knob to the max.

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