Resisting Hate in Providence, This Wednesday and Saturday

This Wednesday afternoon March 22 at the State House, stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors as the Judiciary Committee hears bills on immigration, including the pro-family, pro-safety Trust Act (H5515) and a racist, demagogic, anti-safety hate act (H5093).

Protect Our Immigrant Neighbors

Wednesday March 22nd - 3:30pm - Wednesday March 22nd - 8:30pm

Protect Our Immigrant Neighbors

On Wednesday, March 22nd, we invite you to stand up to protect our immigrant neighbors in Rhode Island.

The House Judiciary Committee (room 205) will face a choice in either protecting our immigrant neighbors from Trump's deportation force, or collaborating with federal immigration officials in the splitting apart of families and our community.

The Comittee will hear H5515 (webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5515.pdf), a bill we support, as it would:

• Prevent ICE from enlisting the help of local law enforcement officials in deporting families.

• Protect cities and towns from the threat of litigation as a result of cooperating with ICE, as it prevents said cooperation

We encourage community members to testify AGAINST H5093 (webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5093.pdf), a bill that would:

• It will not make our communities safer. This bill mandates widely discredited policing practices, eroding public trust and making local policing more difficult. And has been publically opposed by Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare, and also nationally criticized by mayors and police chiefs.

• It will drive our immigrant communities further underground, making people less likely to report crimes for fear of being targeted by the police.

• ICE's Secure Communities Program has deported several undocumented immigrants as a result of "collateral" arrests, leading to the deportation of those who have not committed nor been convicted of any crime in the United States.

Read more on what 287(g) cooperation could mean for Rhode Island: www.rifuture.org/deportation-force-backyard/
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And on Saturday, in downtown Providence, rise up in defense of women’s rights and human rights! This family-friendly rally will take place at Roger Williams Memorial on North Main Street… about a quarter-mile away from the pro-Trump march and anti-Trump counter-protest happening at the State House at the same time. Whichever rally you join, let’s show the Trumpers that they are vastly outnumbered in our state.

RISE UP! Rhode Island

Saturday March 25th - 12:00pm - Saturday March 25th - 3:00pm

RISE UP! Rhode Island

Roger Williams National Memorial
282 N Main St
Providence, RI  02903 Map

It's time to RISE UP! Rhode Island. This rally is to honor and celebrate Women's History Month and the work of multiple human rights organizations in RI. This non-violent gathering is led by the RI Chapter of the Women's March Network - join us and add your voice to the chorus who believe in equal rights for everyone! You'll hear from a diverse group of speakers, enjoy local musicians (The Strattones and the Becky Chace Band), and local food trucks.

This event is organized and led by the RI Chapter of Women's March Network, and is co-sponsored by RI Working Families, Resist Hate RI, RI NOW, RI Council for Muslim Advancement, McAuley Ministries, Coyote RI, the RI Democratic Party, RIPTA Riders Alliance, and the Women's Fund of RI.

Please dress warmly, bring signs, wear your pink hats and gather at Roger Williams National Memorial Park on North Main St in Providence. This event is a PRO-human rights event that will be non-violent.

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