Community members and advocates gathered yesterday to urge Mayor Lee to get behind the Safe SF Civil Rights Ordinance. This Ordinance has been endorsed by over 80 organizations and hundreds (if not thousands) of San Francisco residents. Mayor Lee himself has received hundreds of calls and emails to his office in support, yet he continues to indicate he will veto the Ordinance. At yesterday’s rally, organized by the Coalition for a Safe San Francisco, about 100 people gathered to tell Ed Lee — PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES, DON’T VETO OUR CIVIL RIGHTS! We heard from speakers including Union Representative Frank Martin del Campo, Daniel Redman of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Karen Korematsu, Supervisor David Chiu, Richard Brown of the SF-8 and many others.
After an introduction from the Asian Law Caucus’ Summer Hararah, an AROC member who has been personally targeted by the FBI appealed to the leadership of City of San Francisco to protect our rights.
We have to continue to push the Mayor to support this Ordinance. If you haven’t called or emailed yet, please do so today!
Let him know the following message:
“Hi, my name is ___________ and I am a San Francisco Resident (if accurate). I believe in Civil Rights and I am calling to urge the Mayor to support a law that would ensure proper oversight and accountability from the SFPD when they work with the FBI. We need the Mayor to take a strong stand for our City’s safety.”
Plus, save the date!!! Final vote on the Ordinance was continued until next Tuesday at 2pm in hopes that we can get the Mayor on Board with a law protecting our civil rights.
Board of Supervisors’ President David Chiu Supports the Safe SF Civil Rights Ordinance