Use this as a sample message to give during your call:
“I am your constituent from [City, State], and I am deeply disturbed by the recent pattern of child deaths in U.S. custody.
It’s become clear that the system designed to protect these children is failing them, and it is your responsibility to do something about it.
It is time that we hold our institutions accountable for the treatment of unaccompanied children and detainees – and bring an end to these tragic, preventable deaths.
As such, I urge you to support HR 2842, the “Public Oversight of Detention Centers” act, introduced by Rep. Jason Crow.
This piece of legislation is a crucial first step in expanding oversight and protecting the children and detainees that remain in government custody.
As my representative, I am asking you to take a stand and support legislation that could prevent future deaths of vulnerable children in our care.
Thank you for your time and consideration."
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