Take Action! Here’s how you can help.
Stop Urban Shield:1) Come out on Tuesday, March 27th for our rally and press conference, and plan to stay so we pack the room during the Board of Supervisors vote on Urban Shield. The Board meeting starts at 11am and will likely go for a few hours. Please plan to stay a while or come late in order to make public comment if you can’t arrive by 10am.2) Call and email the Board of Supervisors on Monday, March 26th. Here’s a sample script and their contact information that you can use:
Dear Supervisor _________, I am calling to urge you and your fellow Supervisors to take leadership in putting an end to the harmful and controversial Urban Shield program in Alameda County. On Tuesday, March 27th, you will be asked to decide whether to authorize funding for the Sheriff to hold Urban Shield in 2018.. By rejecting this, Alameda County can be a leader in prioritizing true community preparedness that is not based on fear and militarization. Despite your guidelines and community concerns, Sheriff Ahern has repeatedly demonstrated complete disregard for very serious concerns, most recently shown when he hosted both ICE and the Oath Keepers at last year’s Urban Shield. I urge you to take action by saying no to the authorization of any funding for Urban Shield. Thank you.
Supervisor Haggerty // firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 272-6691
Supervisor Valle // email@example.com (510) 272-6692
Supervisor Chan //firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 272-6693
Supervisor Miley // email@example.com (510) 670-5962
Supervisor Carson // firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 272-6695
3) Spread the word! Let all the people in your networks know that with a powerful turnout and strong community pressure, we can end Urban Shield once and for all on March 27th.