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To: Mayor Andrew J. Ginther

Tell Mayor Andrew J. Ginther to Defy Trump, Defend Columbus, & Expand Sanctuary

Tell Mayor Andrew J. Ginther to Defy Trump, Defend Columbus, & Expand Sanctuary

Tell Mayor Ginther 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.

Why is this important?

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 Mayor Ginther 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.

Columbus, Ohio

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Reasons for signing

  • Columbus is the second largest safe haven for Somali refugees. We will not be set back by this unconstitutional order.
  • we should export Donald Trump. Send him to Russia, Syria,or any country that he banned. We must work to get him out of the White House fast---before he does irreversible damage. This is the first time in my 83 years of being an American that I feel fear!!!!!!!!
  • As immigrant, human and American I had to deal with the situations that the president is trying to enforced and I know that is not the right way to solve some of the problems that our american society has.

Updates

2017-01-28 10:36:25 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2017-01-26 16:00:27 -0500

500 signatures reached

2017-01-25 20:50:11 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-01-25 18:48:45 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-01-25 17:09:05 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-01-25 16:05:01 -0500

10 signatures reached