1) Law enforcement outreach
a) The voices of law enforcement agents in opposition to S-Comm are crucial to our efforts to rescind the MOA in New York . If you, your organization, or members of your organization has relationships with county sheriffs in your region and might be able to open the door to conversations with them about the implications of S-Comm, please contact Andrea Callan (212) 607-3358, or [email protected]
2) Placement of Op Eds
a) In the attached toolkit, you’ll find a sample Op Ed you can use to build up public debate (and pressure) about SComm implementation in NY. Please fine tune in response to recent articles in your local media, developments, Thanksgiving, or around the day/week of actions (December 9th). Contact: Nahal ([email protected],) or Michelle ([email protected], or 212.725.6486) with any questions.
3) Outreach to Legislators
a) We’re continuing our outreach to legislators, including reissuing a letter to Governor Paterson from concerned assembly members. Please contact Angela Fernandez to be involved with these efforts. ([email protected]).
4) Petitions to Governor Paterson
a) We are please to announce that we’re providing two petitions (online and paper versions) to send a message to Gov. Paterson and Attorney General/Governor-Elect Cuomo to Rescind the Agreement for SComm in NY.
i) Paper version is attached in the toolkit (both in English and Spanish).
ii) Online version to send to your constituents, members, and supporters: http://www.ccrjustice.org/nyscomm
5) Local Actions/Demos/Rallies
a) Rally in Manhattan on 12/9: On December 9, join us for a rally to say NO to “Secure Communities” in NY. (If you would like to endorse the rally, please send organization name to nzamani at ccrjustice.org) No More Deportations. Police Should Not Be Immigration Agents. Governor Paterson Must Stop ICE’s “Secure Communities” in NY Now! Thurs. December 9, 2010 11 am Rally in Midtown Manhattan (location TBA) After the rally, on December 9 at 2:00 p.m. a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, presiding over NDLON v. ICE will hear arguments in an urgent request to make all documents public that explain how jurisdictions can request not to participate in Secure Communities
b) Stage your own rally or public action.
c) Organize a hearing / teach-in about Secure Communities in your local jurisdiction and invite local legislators.