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

Christine Henry
Francis Henry
Tachel Williams
Fiona Shovlin
Brooke Mantz
Dean Van Nest
Sheree Baldwin-Muhammad
Cynthia Lucas
Stephanie Martinez
Melanie Martinez
Maddie Altamirano
Cass Shaw
Taylor Sarver
Shana Hurley
Sarah Forman
gaby benitez
Ivan Sandi
Leslie Vines
Christina Holland
Edwin Camp
Maria Cuerda
Christine Danio
James Root
Denise Tratolatis
Nyree Hodges
Fiona McBride
469 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Christine Henry
    signed 2017-02-01 18:30:13 -0500
  • Francis Henry
    signed 2017-02-01 18:26:45 -0500
  • Tachel Williams
    signed 2017-02-01 18:19:01 -0500
  • Fiona Shovlin
    signed 2017-02-01 17:51:10 -0500
  • Brooke Mantz
    signed 2017-02-01 17:37:48 -0500
  • Dean Van Nest
    signed 2017-02-01 17:26:30 -0500
  • Sheree Baldwin-Muhammad
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-01 17:25:27 -0500
    Sign the petition: WE DEMAND A SANCTUARY CITY FOR BRIDGEPORT!
  • Sheree Baldwin-Muhammad
    signed 2017-02-01 17:24:48 -0500
  • Cynthia Lucas
    signed via 2017-02-01 09:48:51 -0500
  • melanie annette
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-31 16:25:25 -0500
    Sign the petition: WE DEMAND A SANCTUARY CITY FOR BRIDGEPORT!
  • melanie annette
    @melaniedivine tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-31 16:25:19 -0500
    Sign the petition: WE DEMAND A SANCTUARY CITY FOR BRIDGEPORT! http://www.maketheroadct.org/bridgeport_petition?recruiter_id=2116
  • Stephanie M
    @eckitsyoux3 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-31 16:23:46 -0500
    Sign the petition: WE DEMAND A SANCTUARY CITY FOR BRIDGEPORT! http://www.maketheroadct.org/bridgeport_petition?recruiter_id=2115
  • Stephanie Martinez
    signed 2017-01-31 16:23:13 -0500
  • Melanie Martinez
    signed 2017-01-31 16:21:46 -0500
    Melanie Martinez
  • Maddie Altamirano
    signed 2017-01-31 16:21:44 -0500
  • Cass Shaw
    signed 2017-01-31 15:43:46 -0500
  • Taylor Sarver
    signed 2017-01-31 10:26:05 -0500
  • Shana Hurley
    signed 2017-01-29 14:02:48 -0500
    As an educator, I have worked with many undocumented students and families. These families have worked hard, made sacrifices and are relentlessly trying to provide the American dream to their children. My students and their families deserve to feel safe and protected by their local law enforcement, but they will not without sanctuary city status. Once, the older brother of one of my students refused to report an armed robbery because he feared risking deportation and dividing this family. Can you imagine?
  • Sarah Forman
    signed 2017-01-28 22:09:49 -0500
    I don’t reside in Bridgeport, but every time a city adopts a sanctuary policy, it helps immigrants everywhere; this also helps all of us have safer, more cohesive communities.
  • gaby benitez
    signed 2017-01-27 17:25:05 -0500
  • Ivan Sandi
    signed 2017-01-26 22:34:46 -0500
    We need this for are immigrants frinds
  • Leslie Vines
    signed 2017-01-26 10:49:41 -0500
    I don’t live in Bridgeport but as a neighbor want to show my support for the movement.
  • Christina Holland
    signed 2017-01-23 18:56:21 -0500
  • Edwin Camp
    signed 2017-01-23 15:09:47 -0500
  • Maria Cuerda
    signed 2017-01-23 12:15:31 -0500
  • Christine Danio
    signed 2017-01-21 20:36:11 -0500
  • James Root
    signed 2017-01-21 18:16:01 -0500
    James Root
  • Denise Tratolatis
    signed 2017-01-21 14:35:12 -0500
  • Nyree Hodges
    signed 2017-01-20 12:28:28 -0500
    Nyree Hodges
  • Fiona McBride
    signed 2017-01-19 23:14:09 -0500

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