Today marks day 14 of the partial government shutdown. It also marks the second week without pay for the 800,000 government workers and millions of others who depend on government agencies.
It’s unconscionable that Americans are being held as political hostages because of President Trump’s unreasonable pursuit for a border wall that we simply can’t afford and don’t need. As we have seen historically from Berlin to China, walls don’t work—they’re not an effective way to remedy our broken immigration system.
Sign our petition calling for an end to the government shutdown.
Many government workers have shared their #ShutdownStories. It’s clear that this shutdown has put them in an untenable position. Both Trump and Congress have a duty to the American people that exceeds whatever political leanings they may have. This shutdown is a disservice and a disgrace to our nation.
NAACP is calling on the White House and Congress to work swiftly and put an end to this shutdown in a way that does not compromise the integrity of our country. Add your name to join us.
Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy