Immigrant rights organizations to launch statewide 24-hour hotline to protect Colorado communities from aggressive enforcement tactics June 15th

Immigration Rally 11_16_2016 (12)

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 10 AM

 

Immigrant Rights Activists Launch the

“Colorado Rapid Response Network”

The 24-hour hotline and rapid response structure is composed of a network of community groups and over a hundred individuals trained to track, verify, and document abuses, and respond to ICE raids in immigrant communities

On Thursday, June 15, immigrant rights organizations will launch a statewide 24-hour hotline to protect Colorado communities from aggressive enforcement tactics under the Trump Administration. The Colorado Rapid Response Network is a major step in ensuring that Colorado’s immigrant communities are able to have verified information, 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 NetworkImmigration Rally 11_16_2016 (62) is an effort led by the Rapid Response Team of the Immigration Resistance Table, a group of organizations that includes Padres y 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.

What:

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.)

Who:

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

AILA Representative, Legal Support

Trained dispatchers and first responders from the community

Contact:

Carla Castedo | carlac@mifamiliavota.org | 775.342.7612