Keep the city of Orange Fair & Welcoming: Protect Our Diverse & Inclusive Community

Protect the Immigrant Population that make Orange the city it is!

Keep the city of Orange Fair & Welcoming: Protect Our Diverse & Inclusive Community

Join us for an information session about the campaign to make Orange a Fair & Welcoming City. As a response to the rhetoric of hate and division that has cropped up over the last year, a coalition of local organizations is asking the City of Orange to keep Orange Fair and Welcoming.

The coalition is asking the Mayor, Police Director and City Council of Orange to take the following, legal actions, already agreed to by other cities and towns in our state (including East Orange and Maplewood) to protect undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people in Orange:

The Mayor can direct city agencies NOT to:
Discriminate based on actual or perceived immigration status
Collect, save, or share sensitive information that can be used against residents who may be undocumented or otherwise vulnerable

The Police Director can establish a policy that local police:
Will NOT stop, arrest or detain residents based on actual or perceived immigration status
Will NOT enter into agreements participating in immigration operations or deputizing local police to act as immigration agents and
Will create a UVisa program to protect victims of serious crimes

City Council can endorse welcoming policies and:
Pass a resolution to support the Fair + Welcoming program
Agree to pursue other policies to support undocumented and otherwise vulnerable community members and
Show that our elected officials represent the desire of their constituents to create and maintain a safe and welcoming city for all.

City Council will vote on a Fair & Welcoming resolution on

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey 07050

Please come and show your support!

Visit http://www.essexuu.org or http://www.universityoforange.org for more information!

Group photo at 100 Year House in front of the First UU Church of Essex in Orange, New Jersey Photography by Briana Heart
Group photo at 100 Year House in front of the First UU Church of Essex in Orange, New Jersey
Photography by Briana Heart

 

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