• Freedom4Dajon - Youth Charged as Adult - Awaiting Trial 4 Years
    Youth should not be charged as adults. Youth being charged as adults is one of the most important justice issues in California. The fate of the young people who have a shot at going back to juvenile court because of Prop 57 is of th utmost importance. #DreamBeyondBars #Freedom4Dajon Please sign this petition and show District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and the Judge that the community supports Dajon and does NOT want to see him treated as an adult.
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  • PHX PD Release Police Report
    On March 23 2017, Francisco Valdez, a 24 year old Mexicano/Venezolano was murdered by PHX Police Department after his mother made a call that he was in emotional distress. She thought police would provide help to her son and make sure he didn't hurt himself. Shortly after arriving, police officers shot Francisco, who was unarmed, in the back four times in his mother’s living room. Instead of providing help, the police ended his life and devastated his family and his entire community. Three months after the incident, the Phoenix Police Department and the Office of Public Records refuses to release the police report. Frascisco’s mother, Lorenza Valdez has submitted a records request with no results. Puente Movement and Center for Neighborhood Leadership have submitted their own requests and Public Records has refused to release it. Both organizations have made multiple attempts at getting the exact language in city policy or law that points to the PHX PD’s right to withhold a police report for three months and no response has been given. At a Phoenix City Council meeting on May 10, Councilmember Nowakowski made a request for the report and has also been denied access. What are Phoenix PD and the City of Phoenix hiding? TODAY we need the entire community to stand up to this City and Department’s lack of accountability and transparency. Sign this petition and share it widely. Demand Phoenix PD Chief Jeri Williams and Mayor Greg Stanton to release the police report immediately!
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  • New Haven Needs an All-Civilian Review Board & Sanctuary City Ordinance
    We demand safety, dignity and respect for our people in our homes, in our schools, and on our streets. We are all at risk until we are all protected. There is no sanctuary without real police accountability. Therefore, we demand that the City of New Haven adopt and implement the Malik Jones All-Civilian Review Board and the Sanctuary City Ordinance.
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  • Stop 8 executions in 10 days
    Arkansas has scheduled 8 executions to take place in 10 days this April. There hasn’t been a torrent of executions like this in the last 40 years anywhere in the U.S. Please sign our petition below to ask the Governor of Arkansas to intervene to stop this injustice. Why is Arkansas rushing this life and death matter? The drugs the state acquired to execute expire at the end of the month. No really, that’s the reason. Executions leave a wake of destruction in their path - not the least, corrections officers who will participate in this onslaught of executions. Many individuals who have participated in executions have testified that the experience was traumatic. It’s frightening to imagine what 8 executions in 10 days will do to the Arkansas Department of Corrections staff.
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  • Healers Rise Up!
    We continue to experience and witness massive coordinated assaults on our dignity, livelihood and wellbeing. This current regime has revealed and escalated its plan to divide, disenfranchise, incarcerate, repatriate, and blatantly, brutally destroy our communities and mother earth. On a daily basis, we are facing hateful violent rhetoric and actions that attempt to strip us of our humanity. These assaults are political, physical, mental, emotional, intentional, and deeply familiar. These assaults are spiritual. Our ancestral lineages have survived centuries of attempted confinement, erasure, and redefinition. We are their continued presence. Our very existence in body, culture, complex identity, and transformation is proof of our continued resistance. We are the legacy of freedom fighters that have shaped and guided our journey to liberation through justice, even in the midst of destruction. We walk in the footsteps of Bwa Kayiman, the Lakota Ghost Dancers, Thích Quảng Đức, Southern Root workers, and all those who have taken up spiritual arms honoring and defending our lives and communities. The triumphs of our resistance are rooted in the spirits and practices that remind us of our sacred humanity, our interconnected strengths and powers that sustain our well being as a whole. We are worthy. We are powerful. We defend our right to exist. We call into action all those who feel the urgency of this moment to spiritually empower and awaken the healers, artists, and freedom fighters in all of us. We honor and call in all of our roles in abolishing all supremacist ideologies. We call each other to create social and healing justice with our gifts, our magic, our medicines, our knowledge, our prayers, our healing, and our rituals and practices. We call into action all those for whom resistance is and has always been a spiritual truth and practice. We commit to honoring and protecting the humanity and dignity of communities most marginalized by systemic attacks of violence, including: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, (Im)migrants, Muslims, Refugees, Disabled People, Sex Workers, LGBTQIA people and those who have been and are currently incarcerated. We declare a future where all life is supported and nurtured. We declare freedom for our whole being, our families, our communities and the mother earth. For the fight ahead, we need all of our magic and all of our spiritual and ancestral wisdom to guide us, protect us, and sustain us. We are called to participate in this spiritual resistance and call on you to join starting with: • Signing on to this pledge as your commitment to show up for each other and for our communities with your magic, healing practices, and ancestral knowledge. • Joining us in a conference call to discuss how these actions are being integrated into the broader movement. How is this part of a continuum, what has been successful in the past, what are current practices and how do we integrate our actions into our individual and collective practices. • Joining us on future efforts on coordinated days of spiritual action, where we will publicly call on our ancestors and the power of Spirit to fortify us in the days to come starting with Black Lives Matter National Day Radical Sacred Rituals of Resistance April 1st. • Creating actions, collectively or individually, that transmit power, protection and dignity to our communities. #healersriseup #sacredresistance
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  • Fire the Officer Who Shot at Anaheim Students
    On February 22, 2017 an off duty LAPD officer was caught on video grabbing and assaulting a 13 year old - even firing his gun at students. The teen the man held against his will responded to him insulting a woman in the group of students walking after school. https://youtu.be/7tsCp0Khb7s The attack captured on video has spread nationwide, prompting protests by Anaheim residents after Anaheim arrested the students, while the officer faced no consequences for his actions. After a police officer fires a weapon, they are placed on 72 hour leave as an investigation occurs. We demand that the officer not be given his badge and paycheck back. He should be terminated. For More Details See OC Weekly: Off Duty LAPD Cop Fires Gund During After School Melee with Anaheim Teens http://www.ocweekly.com/news/off-duty-lapd-cop-fires-gun-during-after-school-melee-with-anaheim-teens-7918977 Anaheim Teen Involved in Fracas with Gun-Firing LAPD Cop Released; Father Speaks Out http://www.ocweekly.com/news/anaheim-teen-involved-in-fracas-with-gun-firing-lapd-cop-released-father-speaks-out-7919332
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  • Tell Mayor Holly Sierra to Defy Trump, Defend Buellton, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Michael Seibert to Defy Trump, Defend Joplin, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Richard Alcombright to Defy Trump, Defend North Adams, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Syracuse Common Council to Defy Trump, Defend Syracuse, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Arlene A. Juracek to Defy Trump, Defend Mt Prospect, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Lisa Merkel to Defy Trump, Defend Herndon, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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