Official Statement on Trump’s Presidencial Victory
November 11th, 2016
Tuesday night, Donald J. Trump, a racist, openly anti-immigrant, misogynist was declared President-elect of the United States. Without a doubt, this is a dark moment for Muslim, Queer, immigrant, people of color, and working class communities.
Like you, our hearts are heavy with emotions, and the toll of bearing witness to the great dangers of white supremacy.
As we work to process this election, we ask you that you remember this: Our community is powerful, resilient, and will fight back.
Through organizing we have fought back against President Obama’s record deportations, and have called into question the agencies, practices, and policies which place our Black and Brown people in prisons and detention centers further criminalizing and dehumanizing our bodies. Just Tuesday night, Arizona’s immigrant communities demonstrated that we have the power to kick Trump-like officials like Sheriff Joe Arpaio out of power.
Throughout this election, there’s only ever been one choice: us. We are the only ones that can defend ourselves.
Next Wednesday, we invite you to a community forum to discuss the current state of our communities and to get involved. An organized community is a safe community.
Post-Elections Community Forum on Immigration
November 16, 2016 at 6:00PM
La Catrina Café
(1011 W 18th St, Chicago, IL)
We cannot allow fear to overcome us. We stand together. We must resist and organize together, until the day finally comes when there is #Not1More
Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic
Organized Communities Against Deportations