**Call To Action**UPDATED DATES**
When: April 3rd @ ~5:30 AND April 17th @ ~5:30
Where: Porterville City Hall
What: During the comments portion of the meetings, speak against Cam Hamilton’s desires to exempt Porterville from the “California Values Act.”
Why: Cameron Hamilton of the Porterville City Council plans to propose that Porterville no longer comply with the rest of California, and make it easier for ICE to incarcerate and deport undocumented human beings.
"Council Member Hamilton has requested that the City Council consider an ordinance on the April 17, 2018 Council Agenda to exempt the City of Porterville from the California Values Act, and instead comply with federal law and the U.S. Constitution."
California Values Act: 7282.5. (a) A law enforcement official shall have discretion to cooperate with immigration authorities only if doing so would not violate any federal, state, or local law, or local policy, and where permitted by the California Values Act (Chapter 17.25 (commencing with Section 7284)).
Hamilton wants to make it easier for ICE to deport the residents of our community — our family and our neighbors.
Deportation is cruel, and it tears families apart. Children lose their parents. Human beings are incarcerated and sent back to countries where they may face dire conditions up to and including death.
Please make your voice heard at the April 17 City Council Meeting (arrive at approximately 5:30pm).
Let the City Council know that you don’t want our city to make it easier for ICE to tear families apart. No human being is “illegal.” To us, California Values represent love and compassion, not deportation.