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To: President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Homeland Security Chief Alejandro Mayorkas
Biden: Immediately halt Trump's border wall. #NotAnotherFoot
We call upon Joe Biden – on Day 1 – to fulfill his campaign promise that "not another foot" of Trump's disastrous wall would be built during his administration.
Unfortunately, this commitment has not yet appeared in any of Biden's planned executive orders, causing great concern for border city residents, Native American communities, and immigrant rights groups impacted by the wall.
We can't let Trump's wall become Biden's first broken promise.
Tell President-elect Joseph Biden to honor his word and commit to immediately stopping construction of Trump's cruel and destructive wall.
Why is this important?
Right now, the US government is dynamiting our borderlands, destroying ecosystems, violating sacred native territories, and carving a path of destruction through our US border cities.
Joe Biden can stop all of this immediately, fulfilling his campaign promise that "There will not be another foot of wall constructed on my administration." (8/5/2020)
Despite being defeated, Trump ignored the election results and has continued building the wall at at warp speed, setting the stage for wall construction to continue well into the Biden administration. It can only be stopped if Biden issues an Executive Order.
Your signature will be delivered to members of the Biden/Harris team, and help save countless communities under attack.
Your signatures will...
HALT THE DESTRUCTION: The wall is not a fence. It is 3-story-tall prison-style barrier (more than twice the height of the Berlin Wall) surrounded by a militarized security zone the width of a football field. It has lasting, devastating impacts on every US community in which it is built. It destroys nature ecosystems and sacred native sites. For example, in just a single US city that the wall would impact, Laredo, TX the wall will carve a path of destruction through over 1000 people's homes, public parks, and even an orphanage run by nuns. https://bit.ly/3hJq3sN
SAVE BILLIONS, SAVE LIVES: Halting wall construction and tearing it down would save the US government billions of dollars that can be devoted to the real emergency needs of our country, like Covid relief. The wall costs between $20-30 million for every single mile, which we can instead use to fund housing, education, health care and other real needs. For example, just a single mile of wall can fund over 300,000 Covid vaccine doses. https://bit.ly/2WtkHrX
STOP FUELING VIOLENT RACISM: For Trump's most violent supporters, the wall is their single greatest symbol of inspiration, one that fuels violent racist attacks across the country. "Build The Wall!" has become a chant at MAGA rallies in Washington DC, and a slur shouted during assaults on people of color in states as far away from the border as Michigan and Pennsylvania. The wall is a national issue. Stopping the wall helps shut down this engine of racism. https://bit.ly/2WtkHrX
END THE FAKE "EMERGENCY": There is no "national emergency" happening on the border. FBI statistics show border cities are among the safest in the United States. The wall is based on a lie, and serves no actual security purpose on the border. Data: https://bit.ly/37ytD5u
RESTORE EQUAL RIGHTS: To build the wall, Trump has been seizing public and private lands of thousands of US citizens, and tossing aside over 40 federal laws like the Clean Water Act. As a result, people who live on the border have fewer constitutional rights than those who live in the rest of the US. Help restore the rights of border citizens.
STOP THE CORRUPTION: The wall is a feeding frenzy for corrupt contractors, putting billions of dollars of taxpayer handouts directly in the hands of Trump cronies, some of whom are right now under federal investigation for fraud. You can help end this corrupt spending spree. https://bit.ly/34v8es4
Tell Biden to immediately halt all construction and cancel all funding for this harmful and wasteful wall.
How it will be delivered
The petition will be announced in a press conference, and delivered to the Biden/Harris team.
GET READY FOR ACTION: www.NotAnotherFoot.org
CLICK HERE TO WATCH a video of the actions that communities along the border are taking to stop the wall. https://bit.ly/2RaFPQM
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