Make Schenectady A Sanctuary City

Start: March 27, 2017 6:30 PM

End: March 27, 2017 8:30 PM

Location:City Hall105 Jay St., 2nd Floor, Schenectady, NY 12305

Host Contact Info: Jamaica Miles - jmiles@citizenactionny.org

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Show your support by holding signs and/or signing up to speak in support of Schenectady becoming a Sanctuary City.

The Schenectady City Council and Mayor continue to ignore the diversity of races, religions and immigrants who reside in the City of Schenectady. They still refuse to even discuss Schenectady becoming a Sanctuary City. We need residents of the city and county to come and show their support. Meeting begins at 7:00PM but you need to arrive prior to that time if you wish to sign-up to speak. The more who speak the better!

Schenectady should:

1. State publicly that you reject the President’s statements and characterization of immigrants, refugees, and Muslims as criminal and suspect, and that you welcome and value them as parts of our community.
2. State publicly and enforce through legislation and policy that our city law enforcement will not collaborate with federal immigration law enforcement (i.e. ICE, Border Patrol, etc.) to arrest or detain immigrants.
3. State publicly that, should a registry of Muslims or immigrants of any kind be implemented by the Federal Government, that the City will refuse to comply.

4. The City of Schenectady must ensure protection and support for everyone regardless of their zip code, race, religion or immigration status. We trust that in this time of hatred and threats that Schenectady will do the right thing, and protect and defend all of our communities to the best of your abilities.