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To: Phoenix Union High School District
Defend DACAmented Youth by Keeping Phoenix Police Out of our Campus
Take a position to defend and protect DACAmented youth and students subject to criminalization by reviewing the contract with the Phoenix Police Union and removing police and the threat they represent from all of our campuses. A safe school is a school with enough- teachers, social services and books as well as school programs like art, music, and other activities that will create whole and healthy communities.
Why is this important?
With the end of DACA, students of Phoenix Union High School District (PUSD), our friends, and our families, can no longer deal with the prospect of criminalization or deportation hanging over the heads of Phoenix Union youth. We need the Phoenix Union High School District to take a position and defend and protect DACAmented youth, students of color and all other youth subject to criminalization by removing police and the threat they represent from all of our campuses.
President Donald Trump has moved solidly with and anti-immigrant agenda. One of the first actions as President was to change immigration priorities, he has now rescinded the DACA program and suggested all federally funded law enforcement must ask for documentation. Here in Maricopa county, he pardoned Joe Arpaio, a person who has terrorized our families for over 20 years. We need to know that we are supported in our schools and that our attendance to our campuses does not put us or our families at risk.
A safe school is a school with enough teachers, enough social services, enough books, school programs like art, music, and other activities that will create whole and healthy communities. A safe school cannot be defined by over-policing. Phoenix Union High School District does not need police officers. SRO's on campuses are the wrong answer to solving disciplinary issues with young people that need intervention based on love and guidance. We must work together to find solutions beyond policing and treating our schools as prisons.