Dems To Governor: Keep Taxpayer Money From Aiding Child Detention Facilities
Urge Kasich to join other governors in refusing material support for Trump edict
June 20, 2018
 
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Ohio House Democratic state lawmakers today sent a letter to Governor Kasich asking him to take concrete action in the fight against the Trump administration’s recent policy decision to separate children from their families at the border.


“We implore you to join governors across the country, including two Republicans, who are refusing to provide material support for actions along the border unless and until the Trump Administration stops destroying families and harming innocent children,” said the lawmakers in the letter.


Nine other state governors are renouncing Trump’s actions by prohibiting the use of state resources to promote or facilitate Trump’s zero tolerance policy.


A copy of the letter is below:


June 20, 2018


 


Dear Governor Kasich:


In a number of recent interviews, you decried the Trump Administration’s family separation immigration policy. In those interviews, you appeared to be genuinely moved and disturbed by what is happening to the families that are being torn apart as a result of the despicable actions undertaken by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.


 


We applaud your opposition to this practice, but your emotional response simply isn’t enough. We call on you to use the power of your office to resist this ill-willed, ill-conceived, and inhumane policy. We implore you to join governors from across the country, including two Republicans, who are refusing to provide material support for actions along the border unless and until the Trump Administration stops destroying families and harming innocent children. And we implore you to do so today.


You should immediately sign an executive order prohibiting the use of state resources that in any way promotes or facilitates Trump’s zero tolerance policy either along the U.S/Mexico border or within the boundaries of the state of Ohio.


If you truly want to bring these atrocities to an end, you must act, and act NOW!


 


Sincerely,



 


Rep. Fred Strahorn, Minority Leader



District 39


 


Rep. Emilia Sykes, Minority Whip


District 34


 


Rep. Brigid Kelly, Asst. Minority Whip


District 31


 


Rep. Kent Smith


District 8


 


Rep. Janine Boyd


District 9


 


Rep. Stephanie Howse


District 11


 


Rep. Nickie Antonio


District 13


 


Rep. Adam Miller


District 17


 


Rep. Kristin Boggs


District 18


 


Rep. Richard Brown


District 20


 


Rep. David Leland


District 22


 


Rep. Hearcel Craig


District 26


 


Rep. Catherine Ingram


District 32


 


Rep. Mike Ashford


District 44


 


Rep. Teresa Fedor


District 45


 


Rep. Michael Sheehy


District 46


 


Rep. Thomas E. West


District 49


 


Rep. Dan Ramos


District 56


 


Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan


District 58


 


Rep. John Boccieri


District 59


 


Rep. Michael O'Brien


District 64


 


Rep. Kathleen Clyde


District 75


 


Rep. John Patterson


District 99



 

 
 
 
  
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