This has been kicked around and side-stepped by some, and though we’re making progress toward it, thanks primarily to Councilmember Bateman’s strong advocacy, our city council needs to know how we feel.
Here’s a small task, that will only take you a minute.
Copy and paste the following message into an email and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of City Council,
The election of Donald Trump has made many of our citizens afraid. Afraid for their safety and afraid for their livelihood. We need to send a message that everyone is welcome here and everyone is safe. Please adopt the following points, in a resolution, to send a clear message that the city of Olympia stands for love not hate, inclusion not exclusion, and that we stand together. Thank you.
1. Our city will not assist or cooperate with any raids or detentions or deportations of any immigrants. This includes assistance of local law enforcement or providing data to the federal government.
2. Our city will not cooperate or assist with registration and surveillance programs of Muslims, or any attempts to make our friends, neighbors, and loved ones the enemy.
3. Our city is a safe zone for all immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ people, women, and anyone fearing persecution from the Trump regime.
4. Our cities reject any effort to criminalize or attack Black Lives Matter or other organizing for social justice, as Trump has suggested he might do.