Denver, CO – On Thursday, June 15th, immigrant rights and social justice organizations will launch a statewide 24-hour hotline to protect Colorado communities from aggressive immigration enforcement tactics. The Colorado Rapid Response Network is a major step in ensuring that Colorado’s immigrant communities have information that is fully verified, access to legal guidance, and an advocacy structure to resist ICE civil rights abuses in Colorado. It is meant to stop the spread of misinformation in light of the divisive rhetoric that inspires fear in community members, and to provide a trusted, nonpartisan, and supportive foundation to fight back against the callous and overzealous federal enforcement apparatus.
The Colorado Rapid Response Network is an effort led by the Rapid Response Team of the Immigration Resistance Table, a group of organizations that includes Padres & Jóvenes Unidos (PJU), Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC), Mi Familia Vota (MFV), Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA), Together Colorado, FRESC, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), United for a New Economy (UNE), and SEIU, Local 105, among many others.
Bilingual Press Conference to launch the Colorado Rapid Response Network and release 24 hour hotline number.
When & Where:
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 10 am
AFSC office, 1420 Ogden, Denver, CO
(In the garden closest to 14th Street behind the Emerson School.)
Carla Castedo, Mi Familia Vota, Colorado State Director
Nicole Melaku, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Executive Director
Celeste Martinez, Together Colorado
Ana Rodriguez, Recipient Of DACA and Rapid Response Network Member
Michaela Miller, Network Ally, Colorado People’s Alliance
Trained dispatchers and first responders from the community