To: Mayor of Skokie George Van Dusen

Tell Mayor of Skokie George Van Dusen to Defy Trump, Defend Skokie, & Expand Sanctuary

Tell Mayor of Skokie George Van Dusen to Defy Trump, Defend Skokie, & Expand Sanctuary

Tell our mayor and village board to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants but transforms our village'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?

Calling all Skokie residents! Donald Trump's executive action this week threatens the very fabric of our community.

We are among the most diverse communities in the country - we demonstrate our pride in this every year with our Festival of Cultures.

Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine, and that will limit refugee resettlement and immigration from Muslim and Arab countries in particular.

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 village board to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our village's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents.

Keep Skokie welcoming for all.