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Our messaging can also be used on social media. Our research showed that over a quarter of all survey respondents get their news from social media, and/or share civic or political information on social media. Those numbers are even higher for many key demographics. For more information or details on additional demographics or states, contact AFSC's Beth Hallowell or Layne Mullett.

Respondents on social media 

All respondents 

Progressive audience 

Moderate audience 

Young people 

(18-34) 

Gender 

 

 

Race/ethnicity 

 

Southern border states 

 

 

F 

M 

POC 

White 

Uses social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) as a source of news 

26% 

30% 

23% 

51% 

27% 

24% 

31% 

23% 

23% 

Shared information on social media 

28% 

41% 

26% 

 

34% 

28% 

28% 

30% 

27% 

23% 

 

When deaths or illnesses in detention centers are reported: 

  • [Name] was the Xth person to die this year on ICE and CBP’s watch. We must do better. It’s time to #DefundHate and stop handing $25 billion each year to agencies that are causing or failing to prevent these deaths. [link to article] 
  • [A dozen people tested positive for COVID-19 at TKTK detention center] today. ICE and CBP have jailed tens of thousands more in unsanitary, overcrowded dangerous facilities, endangering lives but suffering no consequences. We can do better. It’s time to #DefundHate [link to article] 

When ICE raids are reported: 

  • We can’t keep giving ICE a free pass to spend billions jailing and deporting mothers, fathers, and other members of our communities. We stand with [workers at TKTK business] and demand that our leaders #DefundHate [link to article] 

When budget allocations are discussed or reported: 

  • Congress is debating a bill that would give ICE and CBP [TKTK in funding]. Our government already wastes more than $25 billion each year on jailing, abusing and deporting immigrants. It’s time to #DefundHate [link to article] 
  • Congress is debating a bill that would give ICE and CBP [TKTK in funding]. It’s time to spend those taxpayer dollars on jobs, health care and education that benefit us all. 
  • Why is Congress cutting [TKTK in funding] for [TKTK critical priority area], but giving billions to ICE and CBP to jail, abuse and deport immigrants? Our tax dollars should be going to [TKTK critical priority area] and programs that benefit us all—not agencies that abuse people.  

When debates on immigration reform are in the news: 

  • ICE and CBP’s runaway spending has expanded a cruel immigration system. It’s time for a fundamentally new system that budgets our taxpayer dollars on programs that benefit all of us and puts fairness, dignity and respect for immigrants first. 

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