The Defund Hate Campaign has blocked approximately $15 billion from ICE and CBP to date. We’re committed to blocking more and redirecting that investment to strengthen families and communities.
You Can Do
Members of Congress avoid accountability for the way their funding decisions impact communities. You have the power to change this. Together, we have already blocked $15 billion requested for ICE and CBP. Unite with our immigrant families and friends. Contact your members of Congress. Make your voice heard.
Meet/Call Your Members of Congress
Make the connection between the money and harm done to your community. Request a meeting in your district. Decide which member(s) you’d like to meet with – of your two Senators and one Representative – and reach out to their district office to schedule a meeting. Or call them directly!
U.S. House of Representatives:
“Hello, my name is [first and last name] and I live in [city/state]. I’m calling as part of the Defund Hate Campaign to ask [member of Congress] to publicly call for cuts to ICE and CBP in Fiscal Year 2024. Continuing to fund agencies that attack people arriving at the border and the immigrant members of our communities at levels passed under the Trump administration and higher is UNACCEPTABLE. [member of Congress] should publicly speak out and urge leadership to pass a final negotiated bill that cuts funding for ICE and CBP in Fiscal Year ‘24. Thank you.”
Seek out your member of Congress in public
Seek out a member of Congress in a public forum (for example, a town hall) and ask them to #DefundHate. You can use this tool to see if your member of Congress is holding a town hall in your district. Prepare a question to ask during the town hall to try to have your member commit to defunding hate by pursuing cuts in funding for ICE and CBP. By seeking them out in a public forum, you are putting them on the spot and insisting on straight answers to publicly reveal their views.
Record your exchange on video and send it to the Defund Hate campaign. Commonly referred to as “bird-dogging,” getting a member of Congress on the record is a powerful action you can take to apply pressure in an effort to achieve our goals.Send Video