Advocacy

March 5 – Sanctuary State Coalition Meeting

Join ICOM, the United Church of Christ, MIRAC, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Council of Churches as we plan our next steps in the campaign to make Minnesota a welcoming place where we ensure state resources are not used to separate families and terrorize immigrants. Join us for the Sanctuary State Coalition …

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SARI Meeting – February 10

The Sherburne County jail makes $30,000 per day from the pain and suffering of immigrant detention and the separation of immigrant families. But this is not enough, they want $50,000. Help us develop a strategy to end this inhumane system at the next Sanctuary and Resistance to Injustice (SARI) meeting, Feb. 10, 9:30am, Union Congregational …

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April 7 Action & Summit to Oppose ICE Expansion in Sherburne County

The Sherburne County jail and the Sheriff’s Office and ICE are collaborating closely on separating immigrant families and using draconian punishment on detainees. Like other ICE jails, the Sherburne County jail routinely uses solitary confinement for the most minor of offenses, even putting people with mental illness in solitary confinement for extended periods of time. …

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February 6 – Sanctuary State Coalition Meeting

Join ICOM, MIRAC, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Council of Churches as we plan our next steps in the campaign to make Minnesota a welcoming place where we ensure state resources are not used to separate families and terrorize immigrants. Join us for the Sanctuary State Coalition meeting where we are building …

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What Would Whipple Do? Vigil Press Coverage

In the late 1960’s, The Henry Benjamin Whipple Federal Building was named to honor the legacy of the first Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota who was an advocate for Native American Dakota peoples. Today, the Whipple Federal Building holds a regional “deportation machine.” Inside are the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizen and Immigration …

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SARI Call to Action in Sherburne County – CALL TODAY

A Call to Action from ICOM and SARI for all immigrant’s rights advocates and supporters in Minnesota. Sheriff Joel Brott and the jailers at the Sherburne County jail in Elk River are out of control, especially with their use of solitary confinement and other concerns we’re previously raised about conditions in the jail overall. Like …

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What Would Whipple Do? 10/29

Join us for a prayer vigil and press conference on Tuesday 10/29 at the Whipple Building, South “ICE Only” gates, 1 Federal Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55111. 8am Vigil, 9am Press Conference. In the late 1960’s, The Henry Benjamin Whipple Federal Building was named to honor the legacy of the first Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota …

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