We Did it! Gov. Brown Signs the TRUST Act. DREAM Team Los Angeles Celebrates!

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For immediate release:                                                                 Saturday, October 5, 2013

We Did it! Gov. Brown Signs the TRUST Act. DREAM Team Los Angeles Celebrates!

DREAM Team Los Angeles celebrates on Sunday, October 6, 2013, for Gov. Jerry Brown signed the TRUST Act, the first step to ending police and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) collaborations in California. Becoming a victim of, or reporting a crime will no longer be a pathway to deportation for our state’s residents. The law will severely restrict law enforcement’s ability to hand over nonviolent inmates to immigration authorities including those who have been arrested and have their charges later dropped.

“It is our position that no state, county, city, or local agency should ever be a part of a federal deportation process. We know the case of a young woman who applied for a marriage license at the county courthouse and her boyfriend ended up on an ICE hold, a hold that wouldn’t exist if we had the TRUST Act.”   – Kevin Solis, Organizer with DREAM Team Los Angeles

Law enforcement agencies across the nation have decried policies and laws that turn them into de facto immigration agents. They know communities are safer when people trust their local police.

The TRUST Act was also supported by former Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano who urged Gov. Brown to sign it, in effect repudiating her agency’s own Secure Communities Program which mandated that police forward to ICE the fingerprints of all people arrested. The agency’s own statistics show that the majority of people deported have committed no crime and many others fall short of their own criteria for who is a deportable priority.

The TRUST Act was part of a series of bills the governor signed to provide relief for California’s immigrant residents. “While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead. I’m not waiting.” Brown said in a statement.

DREAM Team Los Angeles will now take their successful Stop the ICE Monster (stoptheicemonster.org) campaign to a national level and end family separations. President Obama will soon deport the 2 millionth person since he took office. No amount of immigration reform legislation will stop ICE from arresting people and taking parents from their children. ICE must be confronted directly. It will become a state-by-state fight.

Celebrate with DREAM Team Los Angeles

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 10:00am

Clean Car Wash Campaign Headquarters, 516 W. Vernon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037

People directly affected by this legislation will be available for media interview.

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Social Media Tools for TRUST Act Campaign (Graphic and Hashtags)

Please see below the the info and tools to do the emails, phone calls, social media work and banner holding for this week for the TRUST Act!

Social Media:

1. Change profile pic to this graphic attached
browntrustact2

2. Please urge your friends and followers to make the call 😉

3. Tweet @jerrybrowngov; below is a list of suggested tweets you all can use.


Phone Banking and Phone Calls:

1. Use attached graphic and we encourage for all us to change our profile pic to this graphic for now.

2.Also attached is a guide on “how to” host your on phone bank. If any org needs more support on this please let us know.

3. Here is the suggested script
” Hi, I am calling from (city)_______ and I want to urge Governor Brown to sign the TRUST Act Now”


Email June Clark (lead staff from Gov’s office on TRUST Act)

To: june.clark@gov.ca.gov
Subject Line: I Urge Gov. Brown to Sign the TRUST Act Now
Suggested Body of Email:

Hello Ms. Clark,

My name is _______________, I currently reside in _______________.
I want to urge Governor Brown to sign the TRUST Act Now. Our families and
communities need to feel safe in our state and this will help us make the right first step
towards that.

(personal story or testimony of why YOU support the TRUST Act)

Gov. Brown can help stop the ICE Monster today by signing the TRUST Act:
bit.ly/14Mrxbr

Thank you,

Name


“Tweet and post the video link on your Twitter and Facebook!

Sample Tweets/Posts:

bit.ly/14Mrxbr Call @jerrybrowngov to STOP the ICE Monster and SIGN #TRUSTAct NOW!

The ICE Monster freezes ppl’s homes. Ask @jerrybrowngov to thaw CA and sign #TRUSTAct now bit.ly/14Mrxbr

bit.ly/14Mrxbr Keep the ICE Monster away. Tell @jerrybrowngov to sign #TRUSTAct today.

New @mycuentame video on the ICE Monster bit.ly/14Mrxbr Call @jerrybrowngov to sign #TRUSTAct today.

@jerrybrowngov – 100,000 #scomm deportations in CA bc of ICE monster:bit.ly/14Mrxbr Sign #TRUSTAct today to help families!”

VIDEO: ICE Monster Needs To Go; TRUST Act is the right choice for California!

In California, the State Legislature, and more importantly, the people, have spoken: we need to stop ICE from separating our families in California. The answer is simple: AB 04, the TRUST Act, must be signed by Governor Jerry Brown. The “ICE Monster” has deported hundreds of thousands in California since President Obama took office and over 1.5 million (and counting) immigrants have been deported. Some of them were deported for simply selling fruit on the street – we are better than that as a society!

Watch the video to see what exactly is happening in California and what the TRUST Act can help prevent if signed!

 

 

Call and PRESSURE!

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