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Appalled by Arizona? Then do something about it in DC

April 26, 2010

via Sarahi Uribe of NDLON:

Dear Friends,

Arizona is proof that police and ICE collaborations are dangerous and disastrous. DC will not become Arizona by joining another failed police-ICE program! We’ve already put up a good fight with the partial victory of delaying implementation of the failed “Secure Communities program.” NOW is the time to strike while its hot and secure a victory for DC and for this movement. Last week we got word that Councilmember Mendelson is interested in introducing legislation as early at May 4th to stop the program. THIS IS HUGE! We only have a few days to move our entire force to make it happen.

We all need to be at the Council TOMORROW for a press conference and rally followed by a round of council visits. This is it! This is our shot. We can’t stare in disbelief about Arizona while in DC we’re under imminent threat of joining this dangerous and disastrous approach.

En la lucha,

Sarahi

please forward widely****

APPALLED BY ARIZONA’S SB1070?

THEN COME TUESDAY TO CITY HALL TO SAY:

DC IS NOT ARIZONA!

Arizona is proof that police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement collaborations are dangerous and disastrous. DC will not become Arizona by joining another failed police-ICE program! Last November DC Police Chief Lanier signed an agreement to partner with the deceptive, secretive and dishonest ICE agency to implement the misnamed “Secure Communities” program–the latest ICE program that serves as a dragnet for racial profiling and ruins community policing.

Join local and national leaders as we denounce systemized racial profiling and ask the DC police Chief to do the same!

Press Event and Rally

Date: TUESDAY April 27th

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, DC

Ron Hampton, National Black Police Association Executive Director; Ben Jealous, NAACP, President and CEO (Invited); Pablo Alvarado, NDLON Executive Director; Jaime Contreras, 32BJ SEIU Capitol Area Director & District Chair; Johnny Barnes, Executive Director of the National Capitol Area ACLU; Sameera Hafiz, Legal Momentum Senior Staff Attorney; DC Councilmember Jim Graham

For more information contact: Sarahi Uribe (202)285-9673  sarahi@ndlon.org

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