Call to Action: County Sanctuary Policies

Per TWW-SJ’s mission, we’re asking members to SUPPORT and AMPLIFY the Santa Clara County Forum for Immigrant Rights Empowerment (FIRE) Coalition, and TAKE ACTION!

SIGN ON: Comment “agree”* on this post to have TWW-SJ sign on to the FIRE Coalition’s statement in support of our County’s Civil Detainer Policy (“sanctuary policy”) – see text in Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)’s post, Statement Regarding Santa Clara County’s Civil Detainer Policy.

SPEAK UP: Call the County Board of Supervisors – phone numbers and script below.

AMPLIFY: Share SIREN’s post along with contact info and script (copy/paste from below), so that more County residents will call.

SHOW UP: attend the County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 9 — let’s help fill the room! Stay tuned for more info.

This info and call script are from the FIRE coalition (via SURJ at Sacred Heart) – please copy/paste to include in your post and stick to the script when you call/email:

Santa Clara County has been a leader in the country with one of the strongest civil detainer policies in the nation. The county litigated the policy against the Trump Administration and upheld its due process protections for all. But right now, racist, right-wing forces like Breitbart and Fox News are piling on, manipulating a heartbreaking tragedy in order to demonize all immigrants and undo Santa Clara’s pro-immigrant policies.

Can you take 30 seconds to call the Board of Supervisors today and urge them to uphold our values?

Call script:

My name is ____ and I live in ______. I am calling because I strongly support Santa Clara County’s current “Sanctuary” or Civil Detainer Policy, and I urge the Board NOT to water down due process protections for immigrants.

Our local policy keeps families together, helps victims and witnesses come forward, and protects due process for everyone, including immigrants. I am very upset that people long-opposed to our policy are trying to politicize a terrible tragedy in order to demonize immigrants and undercut due process.

I urge your office to not change or amend the policy in any way and to stay strong and make sure that everyone, including immigrants, is treated equally.

  • District 1 Mike Wasserman: call 408-299-5010
  • District 2 Cindy Chavez: call 408-299-5020
  • District 3 Dave Cortese: call 408-299-5030
  • District 4 Susan Ellenberg: call 408-299-5040
  • District 5 Joe Simitian: call 408-299-5050

Find your Supervisor (enter zip in search box on the right).

By | 2019-03-29T17:13:01-07:00 March 29th, 2019|Call to Action|Comments Off on Call to Action: County Sanctuary Policies
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