Fwd Message from the War Resister Support Campaign:
There has been a tremendous response from Canadians to the news that the Harper government plans to deport U.S. Iraq War resister Kimberly Rivera and her family on September 20. Tens of thousands of people have contacted Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney in the past ten days, calling on him to allow Kim and her family to stay. Actions have taken place from Vancouver to Halifax and more are planned for this week.
The fight is not over. We urge you to continue to act on behalf of the Rivera family. Here are the planned activities for the days ahead:
– If you haven’t already done so, please sign the online letter to Jason Kenney at change.org and make sure you forward it to your lists: www.change.org/LetKimStay. More than 18,000 people have signed so far. Let’s push that over the 20,000 mark!
– If you’re in Toronto, please attend the Federal Court hearing at 3:30 p.m. at 180 Queen St. West, when Kim’s lawyer will be arguing her case.
– Call Jason Kenney’s office, and urge him to stop the deportation of the Rivera family: 613.954.1064.
– Join a rally in support of the Rivera family. Bring your banners, flags, and signs in support of Kim and all of the Iraq War resisters.
In Toronto the rally will be held at the Federal Court, 180 Queen Street West, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
For a list of rallies in other cities, go to http://resisters.ca/support-the-rivera-family/.
War Resisters Support Campaign