To: People who live or work in Menlo Park, CA

Menlo Park, CA: Sanctuary City Ordinance

Menlo Park, CA: Sanctuary City Ordinance

NEW CALL TO ACTION: Sign this petition and attend the MP city council meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, May 23rd to demonstrate your solidarity with our immigrant community members by supporting the adoption of a sanctuary city ordinance for Menlo Park.

The ordinance is being amended and the text is not yet available. Will post here when it is!

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OLD CALL TO ACTION: Sign this petition and attend the Menlo Park city council meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, April 18th and demonstrate your solidarity with our immigrant community members by supporting the consideration of a sanctuary city ordinance for Menlo Park.

Here is the ordinance that the city council is amending: http://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/13409

Why is this important?

Our immigrant community is particularly vulnerable to the current national rhetoric. These families feel scared and uncertain about being targeted and detained because of their immigration status. Immigrant children in Menlo Park schools feel scared and uncertain. We who favor adopting a sanctuary ordinance want Menlo Park to be inclusive and supportive of our most vulnerable community members, including immigrants.

Sanctuary ordinances have been passed in 300 cities and counties in the US. The goal of adopting a sanctuary ordinance is to strengthen the local community by increasing trust and communication between residents and city employees. With a publicly adopted sanctuary ordinance, immigrant families in the community are less fearful of federal intervention and therefore more likely to cooperate positively with local police, school officials and other city employees.

Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States

Reasons for signing

  • As a non-citizen, I have found the Bay Area in general, and Menlo Park in particular, an amazingly welcoming and friendly place. Adopting this ordinance would strengthen the attachment this area's residents feel toward this area.
  • Be nice to each other.
  • I'm a human

Updates

2017-04-14 22:03:15 -0400

We need you to show your support on Tuesday, April 18th at 7pm! If we don't have a critical mass of supporters at the city council meeting this Tuesday, the sanctuary city ordinance for Menlo Park will not pass.

The Menlo Park City Council will vote on the sanctuary city ordinance (http://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/13409) this Tuesday. THIS IS IT! If we supporters all show up and speak out, we have a chance of getting this passed. Please rearrange your schedule to come and bring your family if you need to! The city council meeting is at 701 Laurel Street (near the library). Now is the time to act on your conviction and show up. If you really can't make it, please email your message of support to the city council at city.council@menlopark.org

If you have any questions, email jen@sanctuarysiliconvalley.org – we hope to see you on Tuesday!

2017-03-09 00:50:52 -0500

MP Neighbors, I have an urgent request: by 5pm tomorrow (Thursday March 9th), please email the Menlo Park City Council and urge them to support Santa Clara County by joining the Amicus brief to protect Federal funding of sanctuary cities.

All supporting Amicus Curiae briefs are due to the court by March 22nd, so we need City Council action before then – next Tuesday's city council meeting is the only window of opportunity, and the city agenda is finalized on Friday which is why you need to email the city council by 5pm tomorrow (Thursday) at the latest.

Here is the email text to send to city.council@menlopark.org: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vWNrBtSduHxGQxgQjNojaQdIP9QxXTlji_VYWB5Fako/edit?usp=sharing

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Reference article: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Santa-Clara-County-Considers-Suing-President-Trump-412355773.html

2017-01-30 21:41:29 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-01-29 12:49:59 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-01-24 23:03:18 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-01-24 03:33:13 -0500

10 signatures reached