Tell Bridgeport City Council: Pass the “Protection for Bridgeport Families and Immigrants” Ordinance!

Our city has a large immigrant community that lives in fear of what a Trump presidency will mean for them and their families.

For years, Make The Road has been fighting to ensure that our immigrant community in Bridgeport can live in safety and dignity. After years of fighting, we are so close to achieving victory!

Fight Back Committee members have worked with Bridgeport Council Member Marcus Brown to introduce a City Ordinance called “Protection for Bridgeport Families and Immigrants” in the Bridgeport City Council. It must now first be passed by the Ordinance Committee and then by the full Bridgeport City Council. 

Passing this ordinance will mean that: Bridgeport Police Dept must comply with the TRUST Act, must train its members on the TRUST Act, and must be committed to helping victims of crime seek help regardless of immigration status. In addition, it will also prohibit Bridgeport Police and City Employees from asking or requiring immigration status unless required by federal law, and it will require the City to take steps to ensure language accessibility for all Bridgeport residents. 

With this ordinance, the City of Bridgeport and its leadership has finally moved from empty words and promises to true action. Now we must hold them accountable.

SIGN BELOW AND TELL OUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS - VOTE YES ON THE  “PROTECTION FOR BRIDGEPORT FAMILIES AND IMMIGRANTS” ORDINANCE

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Nuestra ciudad tiene una gran comunidad de inmigrantes que vive con miedo de lo que la presidencia de Trump está haciendo con ellos y sus familia.

Durante años, Make The Road ha luchado para para garantizar que nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes en Bridgeport pueda vivir con seguridad y dignidad.. ¡Después de años de lucha, estamos tan cerca de la victoria!

Los miembros del Comité de lucha han trabajado con el miembro del Consejo de Bridgeport, Marcus Brown, para presentar una ordenanza de la ciudad llamada "Protección para las familias e inmigrantes de Bridgeport". Primero debe ser aprobado por el Comité de Ordenanzas y luego aprobado por el Ayuntamiento de Bridgeport.

La aprobación de esta ordenanza significa que: El Departamento de Policía de Bridgeport debe cumplir con la Ley TRUST, debe capacitar a sus miembros en la Ley TRUST, y debe comprometerse a ayudar a las víctimas de delitos a buscar ayuda, independientemente de su estado migratorio. Además, también prohibirá que la Policía de Bridgeport y los Empleados de la Ciudad soliciten o requieran el estado de inmigración a menos que lo exija la ley federal, y requerirá que la Ciudad tome medidas para garantizar la accesibilidad del idioma para todos los residentes de Bridgeport.

Con esta ordenanza, la ciudad de Bridgeport y su liderazgo han pasado de palabras vacías y promesas a realmente tomar acción. Ahora debemos hacerlos responsables.

FIRME NUESTRA PETICIÓN AQUÍ Y DIGA A NUESTROS MIEMBROS DEL CONSEJO DE LA CIUDAD - VOTE SÍ A LA ORDENANZA DE “PROTECCIÓN PARA LAS FAMILIAS Y LOS INMIGRANTES DE BRIDGEPORT”

 

 

Who's signing

Emili Kelner
Jayson-Ann Wright
Deborah Dutko
Mildred Landock
Emily Welch
Diana Bell
Cassie Gildea
Larissa Golbat
Greg Furlong
Emily Walker
Brady Gildea
Natalie Capogrossi
Alex Toombs
Barbara Herman
Joy Cline
Nick Ciambriello
Catalina Aray
Genee Habansky
Caroline Williams
Maria Pereira
Jessica Stephen
Tracy Carlucci
Cindy Casper
Courtney Hartl
Clare Liberis
Melissa Borain-DeJesus
Michelle Margo
Alice Rago
Maria Canela
469 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Emili Kelner
    signed 2017-02-02 21:20:21 -0500
    NO to detaining people based on their immigration status, NO to deportation and NO to collaboration with a xenophobic federal administration. Our immigration system may be flawed, but anyone who calls Bridgeport home is a neighbor to me. We must reassure and actively defend our most vulnerable residents in these times of uncertainty and fear.
  • Jayson-Ann Wright
    signed 2017-02-02 21:11:56 -0500
  • Deborah Dutko
    signed 2017-02-02 20:39:20 -0500
  • Mildred Landock
    signed 2017-02-02 19:41:28 -0500
  • Emily Welch
    signed 2017-02-02 17:57:59 -0500
  • Diana Bell
    signed 2017-02-02 17:19:18 -0500
  • Cassie Gildea
    signed 2017-02-02 16:03:00 -0500
  • Larissa Golbat
    signed 2017-02-02 15:45:18 -0500
  • Greg Furlong
    signed 2017-02-02 15:24:00 -0500
  • Emily Walker
    signed via 2017-02-02 14:22:27 -0500
  • Brady Gildea
    signed 2017-02-02 12:37:56 -0500
  • Natalie Paige
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-02 11:49:09 -0500
    Sign the petition: WE DEMAND A SANCTUARY CITY FOR BRIDGEPORT!
  • Natalie Capogrossi
    signed 2017-02-02 11:48:44 -0500
  • Alex Toombs
    signed 2017-02-02 10:01:30 -0500
  • Barbara Herman
    signed 2017-02-02 06:45:12 -0500
  • Joy Cline
    signed 2017-02-01 22:41:17 -0500
  • Nick Ciambriello
    signed 2017-02-01 22:36:22 -0500
    Land of the free
  • Catalina Aray
    signed 2017-02-01 21:58:18 -0500
  • Genee Habansky
    signed 2017-02-01 21:15:04 -0500
  • Caroline Williams
    signed 2017-02-01 20:58:06 -0500
  • Maria Pereira
    signed 2017-02-01 20:31:35 -0500
    It appears Mayor Ganim is in Trump’s back pocket.
  • Jessica Stephen
    signed 2017-02-01 20:23:26 -0500
    Jessica Stephen
  • Tracy Carlucci
    signed 2017-02-01 20:18:05 -0500
    As a former Bridgeport resident, I fully support this initiative to protect those living and/or working in Bridgeport who are now under attack by the new regime in Washington.
  • Cindy Casper
    signed 2017-02-01 20:04:52 -0500
  • Courtney Hartl
    signed 2017-02-01 20:04:45 -0500
  • Clare Liberis
    signed 2017-02-01 19:41:33 -0500
    Joe Ganim, dont count on Trump. You need to listen to your constituents. Find investors, not a lying politician to bail bridgeport out. You will sell bridgeport’s soul if you take trump’s support.
  • Melissa Borain-DeJesus
    signed 2017-02-01 19:14:41 -0500
  • Michelle Margo
    signed 2017-02-01 19:02:20 -0500
    Michelle Margo
  • Alice Rago
    signed 2017-02-01 18:51:10 -0500
  • Maria Canela
    signed 2017-02-01 18:49:25 -0500

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