Thursday, April 28 @ 7pm
Please register now! (Zoom)
It’s time for communities in Upstate NY to mobilize support for the Dignity Not Detention Act!
At this gathering we will hear directly from immigrant rights organizers in New York City and Tompkins County. You will learn the most up-to-date information about the campaign to get the Dignity Not Detention Act passed in the NYS legislature and connect with activists from across the state. We will develop strategies together to expand support for the act. You will also hear about other strategies in NYS that treat immigrants with dignity.
- Tania Mattos, Director of Advocacy and Policy at Envision Freedom Fund, & co-founder of Abolish ICE NY-NJ Coalition
- Alex Zucker, Showing Up for Racial Justice NYC
- Patricia Rodriguez, Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition, Grassroots Transnational Networks Fortifying Salvadoran Rural Communities: From Santa Marta to Ithaca
- Cecilia Faringer-Perez, Excluded Workers Fund Specialist, Tompkins County Workers Center
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On any given night, hundreds of New Yorkers are detained by ICE in jails and prisons across the state. They are subjected to inhumane conditions and separated from their families and communities. Several counties in New York profit from immigration detention and ICE is actively seeking to expand detention in New York.
The New York Dignity Not Detention Act (S7373 Salazar /A7099A Reyes) gets New York out of the business of immigration detention.
Co-sponsored by: Transforming Justice and Organizing Abolition Work Group, Tompkins County SURJ; TC Immigrant Rights Coalition; TC Workers’ Center; SURJ NYC; Abolish ICE NY-NJ; Coordinating Circle, Dryden Groton Plus – Human Dignity Coalition.
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