By: Diane Benjamin
Below is what the YWCA sent to elected officials. They left out the word “illegal” when describing the real agenda.
Americans do not have a problem with LEGAL immigrants. Sneaking into a country or over-staying a visa means that person has no respect for laws or citizens. They are thinking only about themselves. What other laws do illegals think are immaterial?
The YWCA, Not In Our Town, and all the other organizations who participated in this May 1st march are an embarrassment to many in Bloomington-Normal. Border security is essential to keeping us safe. Marching in solidarity with people who violate the law means no laws matter. Will Bloomington and Normal want to allow illegals to vote next?
Citizens deserve a government that respects every level of the law. Our mayors do not respect federal law. They are risking the safety of all citizens by demanding law enforcement look the other way for people here illegally.
I wonder what the police are thinking? Blue Lives don’t matter? Are they suppose to ignore only immigration laws, or do the mayors have other laws they want ignored?
To: Jennifer Carrillo <email@example.com>
From: Jennifer Carrillo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/26/2017 04:51PM
Subject: Invitation to May 1st Rally
As you may know, several community groups (including the Immigration Project, YWCA, IPA, CAUSA, NIOT) are hosting a march and rally in solidarity with immigrants next Monday, May 1st at 5:30pm. For the past decade, May 1st has served as a national day of action to raise awareness on immigrant rights issues and recognize the vital contributions immigrants make to our lives.
Weeks ago, we planned to gather at the McLean County Museum of History and then march over for a rally outside of city hall–which we assumed would be unoccupied. This was, of course, before we found out that the swearing-in ceremony for new council members would be scheduled for the same time.
In order to be respectful of the swearing-in celebration, event organizers have committed to coordinate the rally outside of City Hall such that it does not start until after the swearing-in ceremony has concluded. However, we’d love to use the scheduling opportunity as a chance to give a warm welcome to the new council as a community.
We are reaching out to invite each of you to continue the celebration with us by joining the rally outside of City Hall. At the rally, you will hear from immigrant, faith and community leaders and have the opportunity help us close the day out in song.
We believe this event has the opportunity to bring some great positive energy to the ceremony and bring the city council and immigrant populations together. We hope that you will plan to join us.
Jenn Carrillo (on behalf of the organizers and leaders of the Keep Families Together Campaign)
Jennifer Carrillo (She/Her/Hers) | Director, Mission Impact
T: 309.662.0461, ext. 265 F: 309.662.4506
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