• Tell PAG & RTA: Enact an Inclusive & Green Transportation Plan
    Transportation, Transit and Mobility are among the most critical issues we face today. We have made and continue to make our voices heard by participating in MOVE TUCSON planning. We want a mobility plan for Tucson's future and not a distant past. We need a regional transportation plan, like the RTA Next, that is innovative and inclusive.
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    Created by F.U.G.A. (Familias Unidas Ganando Accesibilidad/ Families United Gaining Accessibility)
  • Free Santiago!
    With HB1090 now law, we need to empty the NWDC! We cannot and will not wait for the contract to end in 2025. No one should be locked up in a detention center during a global pandemic and Santiago should never have been incarcerated to begin with. The NWDC is not a safe place for anyone, it is impossible to social distance, guards often do not wear masks or gloves and there is no contact tracing for ICE employees coming in and out of the facility. As long as he is detained Santiago's health and safety are at risk. Tell ICE to release Santiago immediately!
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  • Biden & Mayorkas: Stop Deportations Now!
    Despite the deportation moratorium and comprehensive immigration review that he announced on his first day in office, a staggering 26,248 people were deported in President Biden’s first month alone. It is unacceptable that Trump-era immigration policies continue to be weaponized against our communities under the Biden administration. Sign the petition now to call on President Biden and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to stop criminalizing, deporting, and tearing apart immigrant communities, and hold ICE and CBP accountable.
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  • Demand Governor Newsom Stop the ICE Transfer of Incarcerated Survivor Gabriela Solano!
    Gabriela came to California with her parents as a Lawful Permanent Resident from Mexico when she was a two-year-old child. Her parents worked full time raising Gabriela and her two siblings in El Monte, California. Facing peer pressure, she began sporadically using drugs and skipping school. Eventually, she ran away from home and began experiencing relationship violence. At 18 years old, she met someone who would inflict extreme physical and emotional abuse for the next 8 years. By her 26th birthday, Gabriela tried to leave the relationship but, like many survivors, felt afraid and stuck. A few days later, Gabriela’s boyfriend coerced her to drive him and his friends to steal a car. Later that night, the friend of Gabriela’s boyfriend started an argument with a pedestrian walking by that to Gabriela’s horror quickly escalated to a fight and a murder. Gabriela’s boyfriend threatened her with violence if she went to the police to report. Although Gabriela did not kill anyone or have any intent to harm or kill anyone, she was unfairly charged with murder under the Felony Murder Rule. At trial, the jury was blocked from hearing from domestic violence experts on how years of abuse had prevented her from leaving. Gabriela was sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) and an additional 25 years to life. Despite this devastating course of events, Gabriela spent the last 20 years seeking positive change for herself and for others. Gabriela worked hard to heal from the longstanding effects of her own trauma. She took over 1,000 hours of rehabilitative classes and volunteered to support fellow incarcerated survivors through the Walk of Love project. She obtained an outside counselor for substance abuse and is going on 21 years of sobriety. Using her training in office services, she served as a clerk for over 12 years and earned a GED, an A.A. degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and received her second A.A. in Liberal Arts in December 2020. Gabriela wants to be a social worker to help prevent kids from going down the road she did, and serve as an interpreter to support limited English speakers at the consulate or a courthouse. In December of 2018, in recognition of her commitment to service, mentorship, and rehabilitation, former Governor Brown commuted Gabriela’s sentence to 20 years to life. However, due to Gabriela’s immigration status and her conviction, Gabriela will be automatically arrested by ICE on her release date. Governor Newsom and CDCR have no legal obligation to work with ICE, and yet California Governors and CDCR have a history of cooperating with ICE. This inhumane practice must end now. Urge Governor Newsom to #StopICEtransfers and release Gabriela to the care of her family and community. Gabriela loves languages, 90’s music, and sewing. She is a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and valued community leader. Our communities in California have so much to gain from her courageous empathy and leadership. For more updates on the fight to #FreeGabby and how you can take action to support, follow us on Twitter @survivepunish. * Due to Gabriela’s exemplary rehabilitative record and the circumstances of her excessively harsh Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) sentence, the Governor reduced or granted her a parole eligible date so that she would have a chance of earning parole through the parole board hearing process.
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  • Hall County is Closing Early Voting Sites in Black and Brown Neighborhoods
    Ahead of the important Georgia runoff election, Hall County officials eliminated half of the county's advanced voting locations, disproportionately impacting Black and Latinx voters. The turnout data from the first two days of early voting shows that Hall County was among the counties with the highest turnout in the 2020 general election - when the County offered eight sites - but dropped to be among the counties with the lowest turnout in the 2021 runoff after half of the polling places were closed. It is clear that the county’s closures of early voting sites has caused lower turnout because they have made early voting less accessible, especially to Latinx and Black voters. Advocates have been offering the county help recruiting qualified poll workers to staff the closed voting sites. Elected officials at Hall County have responded that they have staffing concerns, which just means they should accept the offer of community advoactes offer to help recruit qualified poll workers. Although poll workers’ concerns about the Covid-19 virus are real, there is no reason why the county cannot address those concerns the same way it did during the 2020 general election when it maintained eight early voting locations with safety protocols.
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  • Tell ICE: Release Rene from NWDC!
    No one should be locked up in a detention center during a global pandemic. We support the call to #FreeThemAll. As of today, people detained report there are at least 3 people detained, as well as receiving news of 3 more staff that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last month, making that’s at least 6 employees with COVID-19 since October. Reports from people in quarantine show that just this December at least 3 pods have been placed in quarantine, in one pod all 14 people were given COVID-19 tests. The NWDC is not a safe place for anyone especially someone who is at high risk of complications from COVID-19. It is impossible to social distance, guards often do not wear masks or gloves and there is no contact tracing for ICE employees coming in and out of the facility. As long as he is detained Rene’s health and safety are at risk. Tell ICE to release Rene so that he can follow COVID-19 guidelines and get the medical care that he needs. Rene #FreeThemAll post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDO6rzcJeO2/?igshid=1pr3wh0lqsxi
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  • Issue a Moratorium on Deportations and Enforcement and Investigate DHS on Day One!
    Since its creation in 2002, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has systematically violated the rights and assaulted the dignity of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Under both Democratic and Republican administrations, DHS has separated families, caged children, overseen the performance of forced hysterectomies, ignored grave allegations of sexual abuse, terrorized our commuities through raids, arrests, and more. Dozens of immigrants have died while in DHS detention camps due to medical neglect. It is clear the policies and practices of DHS pose life-or-death risks to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Despite this rotten and repeated history of alarming abuse and naked white supremacy, DHS has never been the subject of an official and far-reaching investigation, and the Department has repeatedly rejected calls for transparency and stonewalled demands for accountability. While President-elect Joe Biden has promised to reverse the heinous policies instituted under Donald Trump and has repeatedly agreed to a 100-day moratorium on deportations, we know this is not enough. Add your name to this petition calling on the Biden administration to issue a deportation and enforcement moratorium, and investigate DHS on day one. Latinx voters, Black voters, immigrant communities, and communities of color helped deliver this election to Joe Biden. It is now time for Joe Biden to deliver for us.
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  • DISRUPT THE TECH-TALENT PIPELINE! TELL PALANTIR TO DROP ITS CONTRACTS WITH ICE: PRINCETON STUDENTS
    Palantir sells two tools to ICE. The first, Investigative Case Management (ICM), is “mission critical” to ICE’s efforts, according to government documents, and was used at the border to investigate the families and sponsors of children who crossed the border alone. The operation, designed specifically to dissuade children from joining family in the United States, resulted in the arrests of at least 443 people over 90 days. Its second tool, FALCON, is used by agents leading workplace raids, which increased by 650% during President Trump’s first year in office and arrest thousands of people every year just for being undocumented. During a raid in which ICE agents hit 7-11s nationwide, all agents were told to download Palantir’s FALCON mobile app for use during the raid. FALCON is used by agents who lead raids like those in Mississippi in early August 2019, when almost 700 people were arrested en masse during the first day of school for many, leaving some children without either parent when they came home; at least two children were left alone for eight days because both of their parents were arrested and detained by ICE. Palantir can cancel both of these contracts. It can, at any time, pledge to stop working for ICE going forward. We know Palantir workers, academics, and a wide coalition of ordinary citizens from Latinx and Jewish groups have called for the company to drop its contracts, but executives have ignored these calls, calculating that it’s better business for the company to stay close to the government than to follow ethical considerations. We hope they reconsider. There are dozens of schools represented by the students who have signed this pledge. All of us are committed to pursuing Palantir across our campuses. We will kick recruiters out of career fairs, protest company speakers on campus, and urge university administrators to drop the company’s sponsorship at every turn. We are not alone. In 2019, hundreds of academics pressured U.C. Berkeley to drop Palantir as a sponsor of a privacy scholars conference. In late August 2019, Lesbians Who Tech dropped Palantir as a sponsor of its annual conference, citing its work for immigration enforcement. Just two days later, the Grace Hopper Celebration, the largest conference for female tech workers worldwide, dropped Palantir as a sponsor just hours after learning of its role in human rights abuses. As more of us learn about Palantir’s work and refuse complicity in human rights abuses, the company’s recruitment will decline and its business will suffer. Palantir will become a pariah, shut off from academia and computer science talent unless it decides to change tack. Join us. If you are a student, sign below to tell Palantir you will not work with them while they build tools that enable human rights abuses. Through recruitment, seminars, and other events, we are funneled into tech companies that facilitate the detention and deportation of immigrants in the United States. Many students choose to work at tech companies immediately after graduation, and are thus either directly responsible or complicit in the violence tech companies facilitate on immigrants and refugees. We have the responsibility and the leverage to change this technology. They cannot build these tools if we don’t work on them. Note: This petition has been updated to change dates and reflect Palantir's public offering. This petition is based off of existing college petitions including MIT students against Palantir.
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  • Stop the Deportation of Ana Adan Cajigal
    ICE and LaSalle—the for-profit prison corporation that runs Irwin County Detention Center—are under federal investigation for their role in the systematic medical abuse of people incarcerated by ICE. That medical abuse includes coercive, painful, and life-altering gynecological procedures. ICE is attempting to deport the survivors and witnesses who have the knowledge that the investigation needs to hold ICE accountable. In September, Nurse Dawn Wooten blew the whistle on ICE and LaSalle’s medical abuse and complete failure to protect people in their custody from COVID19. In a report released by Project South and the Government Accountability Project, she exposed Irwin County Detention Center’s (ICDC) partnership with a doctor pressuring women into accepting painful, life-altering, and unnecessary gynecological procedures, including hysterectomies. The women detained at ICDC have continued to speak out about the use of medical neglect and torture at ICDC for-profit and punishment. Independent medical professionals have since reviewed dozens of medical records and uncovered a pattern of coerced, painful, and life-altering violence against the bodies of incarcerated women who are disproportionately Black and brown. Some women still do not know what was done to their bodies. They only know they did not want it or ask for it. ICE and LaSalle hope the election will pull our attention away from these abuses for long enough to escape accountability. They deny women the opportunity to meet with doctors who might help them understand what has been done to their bodies. Not only that, but ICE and LaSalle are conspiring to deport the survivors and witnesses of their crimes for participating in the ongoing investigation. We will not allow ICE to retaliate against and disappear the survivors of their crimes or witnesses in the investigation. ******You Can Act****** * 1a. Email Field Office Director (FOD) Thomas P. Giles, Deputy FOD George Sterling, and Assistant FOD Patrick Musante: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] AND * 1b. Call Assistant Field Office Director Patrick Musante: 404 893 1326 To let them know that: Ana Adan Cajigal (A# 204-392-122) and other women detained at ICDC are survivors of medical abuse and witnesses in an ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice. It is completely unacceptable for ICE to deport survivors and witnesses in the middle of a federal investigation. It reveals how ICE is actively trying to prevent their testimony from making it into the record. * 2. When you’ve made your call and sent your email, find three friends and ask them to do the same. Don’t let ICE secretly deport the survivors and key witnesses in an ongoing investigation into ICE’s crimes! * 3. Donate to the commissary fund hosted by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights: https://bit.ly/ICDCcommfund to support the brave men and women at ICDC!
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  • Stop the Deportation of Survivors & Witnesses of ICE Abuse!
    Don’t let ICE deport survivors and witnesses of coercive gynecological procedures and medical abuse at a for-profit immigration detention center! ICE and LaSalle—the for-profit prison corporation that runs Irwin County Detention Center—are under federal investigation for their role in the systematic medical abuse of people incarcerated by ICE. That medical abuse includes coercive, painful, and life-altering gynecological procedures. ICE is attempting to deport the survivors and witnesses who have the knowledge that the investigation needs to hold ICE accountable. In September, Nurse Dawn Wooten blew the whistle on ICE and LaSalle’s medical abuse and complete failure to protect people in their custody from COVID19. In a report released by Project South and the Government Accountability Project, she exposed Irwin County Detention Center’s (ICDC) partnership with a doctor who was pressuring women into accepting painful, life-altering and unnecessary gynecological procedures, including hysterectomies. The women detained at ICDC have continued to speak out about the use of medical neglect and torture at ICDC for profit and punishment. Independent medical professionals have since reviewed dozens of medical records and uncovered a pattern of coerced, painful, and life-altering violence against the bodies of incarcerated women who are disproportionately Black and brown. Some women still do not know what was done to their bodies. They only know they did not want it or ask for it. ICE and LaSalle are hoping the election will pull our attention away from these abuses for long enough to escape accountability. They are denying women the opportunity to meet with doctors who might help them understand what has been done to their bodies. Not only that, but ICE and LaSalle are conspiring to deport the survivors and witnesses of their crimes for participating in the ongoing investigation. We will not allow ICE to retaliate against and disappear the survivors of their crimes or witnesses in the investigation. ******You Can Act****** * 1a. Email Field Office Director (FOD) Thomas P. Giles, Deputy FOD George Sterling, and Assistant FOD Patrick Musante: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] AND * 1b. Call Assistant Field Office Director Patrick Musante: 404 893 1326 To let them know that: Mbeti Ndonga (A# 073-764-092), Alma Bowman (A# 035-559-134), Ana Adan Cajigal (A# 204-392-122) and other women detained at ICDC are survivors of medical abuse and witnesses in an ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice. It is completely unacceptable for ICE to deport survivors and witnesses in the middle of a federal investigation. It reveals how ICE is actively trying to prevent their testimony from making it into the record. * 2. When you’ve made your call and sent your email, find three friends and ask them to do the same. Don’t let ICE secretly deport the survivors and key witnesses in an ongoing investigation into ICE’s crimes! * 3. Donate to the commissary fund hosted by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights: http://bit.ly/ICDCcommfund to support the brave men and women at ICDC!
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    Created by Ariel P.
  • LET U.S. CITIZEN ALMA STAY
    Alma Bowman is a 54-year-old woman set to be deported to the Philippines, a country she has not been in for more than 40 years - even though she is a U.S. citizen. She has lived in the U.S. since the age of ten when she came to the US in 1977, having acquired citizenship from her US citizen father. She also has two U.S. citizen children living in Georgia. Further, Ms. Bowman was one of the women detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia who provided crucial information in the whistleblower complaint filed by Project South, GLAHR, South GA Immigrant Support Network and Georgia Detention Watch. The report led to an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security. Alma is a key witness to the abuse that has taken place at ICDC, and would like to stay in the US and share what she knows with federal investigators. Instead of acknowledging her US citizenship and the information she has to contribute to the ongoing investigation at ICDC, Ms. Bowman has been transferred thousands of miles away to Arizona, where she is awaiting deportation. Since August of 2017, Ms. Bowman has represented herself before ICE on her own; and without legal representation, she did not know that she is, in fact, a U.S. citizen. As soon as she found out she was a U.S. citizen, Alma filed a request to stop her deportation, submitting documents as proof of her claim - and still, ICE denied her request and is committed to deporting her. Ms. Bowman now has an attorney helping her and she needs time in the US to reopen her case and get the Court to terminate proceedings against her. As a U.S. citizen, she is not subjected to deportation. We ask ICE to reverse its decision and hold her deportation at this time, in order for Ms. Bowman to reopen her case and participate in the ongoing OIG investigation. Please consider donating here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-a-mom-stay-with-her-family
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  • Stop Pauline's Deportation
    I respectfully request that you exercise discretion and grant Ms. Pauline Binam’s request to stay in the United States as investigations are underway into the harm she experienced during her time at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia. While at ICDC, doctors performed gynecological surgery and removed parts of her reproductive organs without Ms. Pauline Binam’s consent. She is scheduled to be deported tomorrow, just as we are learning that she was not the only woman in the Georgia detention center who was subjected to invasive surgery without her knowledge. Pauline still suffers from health complications as a result of her surgery, and her ability to have children has been drastically reduced. It is appalling and robs Pauline of the justice seeks to deport her in light of these revelations. Pauline is a loving and committed mother. While in detention for nearly three years, she has missed four of her daughter’s birthdays. She is a longtime resident of the U.S., having immigrated from Cameroon when she was 2 years-old. She graduated from high school and attended University of North Carolina-Charlotte before needing to quit school to take care of her sick father. She's also a survivor of three brutal and toxic relationships that led her through dark times. At a time when Pauline was resetting her life to focus on her daughter she was placed in immigration detention. While in detention, she suffered irreversible harm due to the cruel treatment of a doctor who is currently being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security. With new information coming to light every day and the ongoing investigations into the crimes committed against Pauline and other women who suffered injuries such as hers, we ask that you halt Pauline’s deportation and release her to her family during this difficult time.
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