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To: Mayor Lee Brand

Tell Mayor Lee Brand to Defy Trump, Defend Fresno, & Expand Sanctuary

Tell Mayor Lee Brand to Defy Trump, Defend Fresno, & 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.

Fresno, California

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Reasons for signing

  • Mayor Brand, it's time to be Mayor for all the people of Fresno, regardless of immigration status. In the language of the Trump faithful, it's time to "grow a set," stop caring about what your donors think, and take a compassionate stand on behalf of the most vulnerable among us - those hardworking folks who live among us in constant fear, just trying to get by.
  • This is the time to stand with our community members. The undocumented community is standing tall for their rights and the rest of us need to support them now. Remember what happened to Japanese American CITIZENS in 1942.
  • This violates American values and principles. .we are a country of immigrants and diversity. These hateful actions are decisive and against all we believe in that has made America great.

Updates

2017-01-26 23:43:22 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-01-26 20:02:36 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-01-26 18:21:20 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-01-26 13:06:36 -0500

10 signatures reached