ACLU Rapid Response Partnership

ACLU Webinar Online Training – Learn About Rapid Response Network

ACLU of Northern California is partnering with  North Bay Rapid Response Network – Sonoma and Napa Counties and other networks by hosting online webinars to introduce people to rapid response work, and referring volunteers to our networks.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has threatened large scale immigration raids across California communities. A recent video captured in Southern California shows just how violent and unlawful these raids can be: ICE officers, carrying assault weapons, storm into places of business or personal homes, often without a warrant, detaining people without probable cause. This is racial profiling. It’s illegal; and, it’s tearing families apart.

That’s why we need you. Sign up to join a webinar where you can learn how to join a local Rapid Response Network in your region. Rapid Responders show up as allies when an ICE raid or enforcement action is reported, verifying whether there is a raid and gathering information and details that allow immigrants and their families to fight back in court.

Sign up now to learn how you can be an ally to immigrants and their families by joining an informational webinar:

·         Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m.

·         Monday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m.

·         Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Immigrant communities and local partner organizations, from faith-based organizations to labor unions, have worked tirelessly this past year to set up local Rapid Response Networks. These networks disseminate critical Know Your Rights information and provide a crisis hotline that anyone can call when faced with or witnessing a raid or enforcement action. The hotline dispatches observers to the scene to gather information and offer supportive resources to those left behind.

We need you to support your local immigration network.

From inhumane raids tearing families apart, to partnering with pervasive surveillance technology companies to gain access to personal data, ICE has shown it will use every tool possible to commit mass deportations. We must deploy our own tools as organizers and neighbors to document and resist abusive tactics and to stand up for the dignity of all immigrants.

Thank you,

Abdi Soltani
Executive Director
ACLU of Northern CA

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