Keep Families Together - Rights & Democracy VT

Urge Gov. Phil Scott: Keep Families Together

Governors from at least eight states (and of both political parties) have announced that they will withhold or recall National Guard troops from the border until the federal policy of separating children from their families has been rescinded. 

Gov. Phil Scott - a latecomer to recognizing this inhumanity - issued a statement on June 20th that said, "Families should be kept together, and all people should be treated humanely and with dignity."

The Trump Administration's actions to use indefinite, inhumane detention of families seeking freedom and asylum as both a political bargaining chip and an immigration deterrent not only violates longstanding international law, but human decency. Regardless of political party, we must condemn these acts in the strongest of terms.

As our governor, Gov. Phil Scott we ask that you do all you can to ensure that Vermont is not party to these illegal and inhumane actions.

Read RAD member Kelly Mangan's personal story of why this issue is of importance to ALL families and what inspired her to launch this petition.

386 signatures

We call on Gov. Phil Scott to follow the lead of other governors, and:

Publicly condemn the practice of placing families seeking freedom and asylum in detention camps. The Trump Administration's decision to hold families indefinitely hostage as a political negotiating tool and an immigration deterrent is an abhorrent act, a violation of international human rights law, and runs contrary to our values as Vermonters;

Demand the Trump Administration undertake an immediate reunification of children and families separated by these egregious policies;

Publicly commit that Vermont will not send our National Guard to ANY US border to enforce human rights abuses against families and children; and,

Publicly commit that Vermont law enforcement agencies will NOT cooperate with ICE raids, surveillance, and other actions in our communities. 

We call on Gov. Scott to do this immediately, and to show the state and country that he is willing to oppose injustice and protect children and families, regardless of political affiliation.

Will you sign?

  • Judith Sargent
    signed 2018-08-21 12:11:33 -0400
  • Diane Tetrault
    signed 2018-08-21 06:54:48 -0400
  • Karen Bixler
    signed 2018-08-21 06:53:26 -0400
  • Geoffrey Gardner
    signed 2018-08-21 06:52:14 -0400
  • Sarah Scotch
    signed 2018-08-21 06:49:03 -0400
  • Merry Kay Shernock
    signed 2018-08-21 06:47:28 -0400
  • Darragh Ellerson
    signed 2018-08-21 06:46:08 -0400
  • Anne Mixer
    signed 2018-08-21 06:44:42 -0400
  • Robin Lloyd
    signed 2018-08-21 06:43:09 -0400
  • Andrea Warnke
    signed 2018-08-21 06:41:44 -0400
  • Geoff Brumbaugh
    signed 2018-08-21 06:40:52 -0400
  • Madison Knoop
    signed 2018-08-21 06:36:33 -0400
  • Max Toohey
    signed 2018-08-21 06:32:11 -0400
  • Oskar Neuburger
    signed 2018-08-21 06:31:00 -0400
  • Marlie McDermet
    signed 2018-08-21 06:28:51 -0400
  • Anna Neuburger
    signed 2018-08-21 06:27:00 -0400
  • Milly Launderville
    signed 2018-08-21 06:17:24 -0400
  • Clara Launderville
    signed 2018-08-21 06:14:54 -0400
  • Elizabeth Mannlo
    signed 2018-08-21 06:11:41 -0400
  • Dorothy Anderson
    signed 2018-08-21 06:09:51 -0400
  • Karianne Shetter
    signed 2018-08-21 06:08:04 -0400
  • Olivia Skinner
    signed 2018-08-21 06:03:00 -0400
  • Paul Hyson
    signed via 2018-07-09 22:53:53 -0400
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  • Laura Koes
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-09 14:54:36 -0400
    Sign the petition: Urge Gov. Phil Scott: Keep Families Together
  • Laura Koes
    signed 2018-07-09 14:54:11 -0400
  • Mike McCleese
    signed 2018-07-05 18:17:23 -0400
  • Vicky Palmer
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-01 18:19:37 -0400
    Sign the petition: Urge Gov. Phil Scott: Keep Families Together
  • Victoria Palmer
    signed 2018-07-01 18:18:52 -0400
  • Thomas Sharpley
    signed 2018-07-01 16:58:14 -0400
  • Kate Longmaid
    signed 2018-07-01 15:49:02 -0400

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