Statewide Immigrant Rights Call

Statewide Immigrant Rights Call
Secure Communities Teach-In
Thursday, July 8, 2010

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join a statewide teach-in call to learn more about S-COMM (so called “Secure Communities”) and what we can do to halt the expansion of this harmful program in California.

While Arizona’s SB1070 is in the spotlight, S-COMM is expanding rapidly in California and could bring similar results. Twenty counties are already participating and more will be go “live” in the coming months.

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How can communities opt-out and organize against this harmful program?
The teach-in will include discussion with legal experts and community organizers, and will feature:

  • Legal overview of S-COMM with Q&A
  • Report-backs from counties that already have S-COMM
  • Best practices for political organizing and media
  • Strategy discussion for local and state advocacy
  • Review of counties facing implementation next (including Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Santa Cruz in mid-July)

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Join us to ensure that we choose safety, not separation, for immigrant communities in California.

This teach-in is hosted jointly by the following organizations:

American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, California Immigrant Policy Center, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Committee on Immigrant Rights of Sonoma County, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, National Immigration Law Center, San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network, Services Immigrant Rights and Education Network, Warren Institute at BerkeleyLaw.

(This call is closed to the press.)

RSVP Link: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDEydGppY0x4S3RKb0RRaWJHTW1yX1E6MQ

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One response to “Statewide Immigrant Rights Call

  1. I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

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