To: Mayor phil roe
Tell Mayor phil roe to Defy Trump, Defend Blountville, & Expand Sanctuary
Is in the house with his office location in the college. In TN no tv stations have followed the dnc being hacked. When Trump gave his speech he mentioned TN bc he knew the local news was not following the facts. Phil Roe announced week before the break in news that our state would not follow fake news. I hate everything going on my sister in law is from Thailand. But most of all I shouldn't be forced to have to think like these idiots to even be able to be apart of society. Our church split when they found hierarchy was democrats we have no opinion here if we want jobs or education unless we allow these leaders to dictate us. Is that America not the America I was raised to know by the best man ever who was present at Normandy beach.
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.