Saturday, May 20, 2017


Occupy Kensington General Meeting
Sunday, May 21st, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Occupy Kensington will meet tomorrow to discuss and vote on the organization's list of demands regarding immigrant rights and to discuss Kensington's Hate Free Zone.

At meetings of Occupy Kensington, you'll meet other local activists and share strategies and opportunities for getting involved in the issues of the day.

The May 21st meeting will be in a private house at 309 E. 5th Street, just north of Church Avenue, in Kensington.

Occupy Kensington's demands regarding immigrant rights:
We call upon Mayor de Blasio, the City Council, the NYPD and other relevant agencies to make NYC a true sanctuary city. In order to protect our most vulnerable neighbors, and keep families and communities intact:

1. Enact policies that delink the NYPD (and other city agencies) from ICE enforcement. Our fellow residents should not be stopped and questioned based on perceived immigration status, nor held on immigration detainers without a judge’s warrant. Nor should the NYPD alert ICE about immigrant court appearances. All immigrants should be entitled to legal support and services provided by the City.

2. End “Broken Windows” policing (which focuses on offenses as trivial as spitting on the sidewalk, playing “loud” music or selling loose cigarettes) and implement alternatives. This policy disproportionately targets people of color. It saddles countless New Yorkers with police records, many of them immigrants.

3. Prevent NYC ID card records from being used by ICE to profile and target immigrant families; remove the database now. The City promised removal, at the Mayor’s discretion, from the program’s inception. Immigrants and other New Yorkers were widely encouraged to sign up for the cards, which should not now be used to victimize whole communities.

About Occupy Kensington 
Occupy Kensington is a community-based movement that stands in solidarity with other Occupy, 99%, and liberation movements in New York City, across the country, and around the world.

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