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To: Mayor Kasim Reed

Tell Mayor Kasim Reed to Defy Trump, Defend Atlanta, & Expand Sanctuary

Tell Mayor Kasim Reed to Defy Trump, Defend Atlanta, & 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.

Atlanta, Georgia

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Reasons for signing

  • america is a world of diversity for immigrants of all over. the only people that have the right to kick us out are the native Americans because they are the true descendants from this land and have been tortured from being forced off their land to killed for standing up to the people pushing them off their land.
  • Because two refugees got married in the United States and I was born. Graduated high school. Graduated college. Will graduate from graduate school and provide my talent and services to the people of this country--my fellow Americans! Immigrants BUILT THIS COUNTRY!
  • Our families lived in this comminty most of our lives, just throw us out over a person born with horrible morals.

Updates

2017-01-27 16:35:51 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2017-01-26 11:51:23 -0500

500 signatures reached

2017-01-25 16:54:29 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-01-25 16:21:21 -0500

50 firmas alcanzadas

2017-01-25 15:20:04 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-01-25 14:39:32 -0500

10 signatures reached