COMMUNITY COALITION UNITES AGAINST SAN DIMAS CITY COUNCIL
TAKING ACTION AGAINST SB-54 ON APRIL 24, 2018
On April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm the San Dimas City Council has an agenda item to discuss taking action to support the federal government lawsuit against California. You are invited to a rally with speakers in front of City Council Chambers at 6:00 PM and to be part of the many who will support SB-54 inside city hall at 7 PM.
WHERE: 245 EAST BONITA AVE, SAN DIMAS, CA 91773
WHO: San Dimas United for Diversity and Inclusion (SDUDI) is a broad coalition of residents, business persons, churches, labor unions, students, teachers , civil rights organizations and attorneys. This coalition has united to promote and protect the California Values Act, SB-54 and other California legislation which recognizes the value of immigrants to making California great. They celebrate diversity and inclusion and oppose hate, prejudice and divisiveness.
WHY: Councilman Ryan Vienna, also a Lieutenant in the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, proposed that the City Council support an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief by the Federation for American Immigration Reform and its legal arm which supports the Federal government lawsuit against California’s SB-54, AB-103 and AB-450. If the City Council were to take any action against SB-54 it would in effect be making a major public policy statement that it is anti-immigrant, non inclusive and not welcoming to all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or immigration status. It would also be a violation of the 14th Amendment in that all persons are entitled to equal protection of the law. Also, it would be endorsing the Trump and ICE policies of over aggressive enforcement which breaks up families and puts more of a burden on the states such as children and family services. The City is violating its own long standing policy of abstaining from federal and state conflicts. The City’s first obligation is to follow state law, especially those based on protecting public safety such as SB-54. Councilman Vienna is taking a position against his own department and against state law.
WHAT DO WE WANT? Justice and equality for all in San Dimas and California