On Tuesday, April 3rd, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted for a second time to approve the Safe SF Civil Rights Ordinance. Introduced by Supervisor Jane Kim in January, the Ordinance has six sponsors at the Board of Supervisors including Board President David Chiu. More than 80 legal, civil rights and community organizations have endorsed this legislation. It provides much needed civil rights protections around the SFPD’s collaboration with the FBI, upholding San Francisco’s values, protecting California Constitutional rights, and ensuring police oversight and accountability.
Ask Mayor Lee to Sign the Ordinance!
The Mayor has 10 days to sign or veto the legislation, and needs to hear from the community. We anticipate that he will reach a decision sooner than that. More than ever, we need YOU to speak up.
The Time to Act is Now! Take Action:
1) Email the Mayor to urge him to sign the Safe SF Civil Rights Ordinance.
* Sending a personal email is even more impactful: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Call the Mayor to urge him to sign the Safe SF Civil Rights Ordinance: (415) 554-6141.
3) Increase your impact by sharing this with your contacts and urging them to join you in taking action.
This ordinance is modeled after legislation enacted last year in Portland. We’re following their lead, and know that protecting liberty is a key component of effective national security work. To learn more about their success story, check out this piece by Portland Mayor Sam Adams in the SF Chronicle.
The Coalition for a Safe San Francisco is a growing grassroots alliance dedicated to protecting the civil rights and civil liberties challenged by overbroad national security policies. These policies have historically impacted communities of struggle and today are disproportionately targeting South Asian, Arab, and Muslim Americans. Our Coalition seeks to end racial, religious, and ethnic profiling and harassment by local and federal law enforcement agents in the City and County of San Francisco through community organizing, education, and policy and legal advocacy. For more information, please visit: http://www.safesf.org.