To: Mayor Christopher Tayler

Tell Mayor Christopher Taylor to Defy Trump, Defend Ann Arbor, & Expand Sanctuary

Tell Mayor Christopher Taylor to Defy Trump, Defend Ann Arbor, & Expand Sanctuary

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.

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 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.

Ann Arbor, MI, South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Reasons for signing

  • Because I believe in doing the right thing even if it against the law
  • Come to the Ann Arbor City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 6th! Ann Arbor must explicitly declare itself a sanctuary city and prohibit city employees from assisting with immigration investigations or arrests. Rally at 5:30, meeting at 7. Ann Arbor City Hall.
  • I believe in the cause.

Updates

2017-02-07 08:18:46 -0500

A victorious first step! http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/02/ann_arbor_takes_first_step_to.html#incart_2box_news_ann-arbor

2017-01-27 15:28:42 -0500

Please reach out to the 11,000 people who marched last Saturday in A2, and the thousands more who went to DC and Lansing. Remind them that the rights and dignity of all people is what we marched for. Ask them to bring their March commitment home to this battle right in our back yard!

2017-01-27 11:32:44 -0500

Ann Arbor must refuse to be part of Trump's agenda of hate! Ann Arbor has an anti-profiling Sanctuary Ordinance in place that prohibits local police from asking about the immigration status of people who are not suspected of any crime. This must be preserved!
Ann Arbor's Sanctuary Ordinance must also be expanded to prevent local authorities from assisting ICE with the kinds of raids and deportations Trump is escalating.

2017-01-27 11:16:24 -0500

Excited to see over 100 signatures since we started this yesterday! And great leadership from Zingerman's in standing together with everyone in our community! Stay tuned for updates and events! (And check out FB page Ann Arbor Sanctuary Forever) http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/01/zingermans_in_ann_arbor_one_of.html

2017-01-27 10:54:59 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-01-26 22:00:45 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-01-26 11:29:06 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-01-26 09:41:28 -0500

10 signatures reached