35 Orlando Social Justice Groups Call For Mayor Buddy Dyer to pass immigrant led Trust Act Ordinance


(ORLANDO, FL) On Monday, 35 social justice organizations representing thousands of Orlando residents known as the Trust Orlando Coalition are holding a press conference to publicly call for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to pass the Trust Act Ordinance to protect immigrants from discrimination by police in the City of Orlando.


The Trust Act Ordinance has been developed and written for over a year by local immigrant-led organizations within the coalition, including DACA recipients that live and work within the city of Orlando and supported by District 5 City Commissioner Regina Hill to have a law that would provide clear and verifiable standards for city police when dealing with national origin or immigration status of Orlando residents during interactions with the police or when reporting an incident.


The Trust Act Ordinance has been presented to all of the commissioners over the summer as the best way for Orlando to have sensible and smart policies with the fear of mass deportations and separation of families pushed by the Trump administration and to also provide a level of trust between local law enforcement and residents.


WHAT: Press conference & attendance at city commission meeting

WHEN: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 1:15pm

WHERE: Steps of Orlando City Hall

WHO: Trust Orlando Coalition: Central Florida AFL-CIO, Unite Here Local 362, Unite Here Local 737, Orange County Classroom Teachers Association, Orange Education Support Professional Association, United Faculty of Florida – UCF, AFSCME Local 3345, Communication Workers of America Local 3108, United Auto Workers Local 1649, SEIU 32BJ, The Farmworker Association of Florida, Central Florida Jobs with Justice, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, MFV’s Comite Fuerza Inmigrante, VAMOS4PR, Organize Florida, Iniciativa Acción Puertorriqueña, National Council of La Raza, Latino Leadership Institute – Orlando Chapter, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, ACLU of Florida, Hope Community Center, Interfaith Council of Central Florida, Council on American-Islamic Relations, League of Women Voters – Orange County, Florida Student Power Network, Rollins College Imagine Justice, Student Labor Action Project at UCF, UCF Progressive Student Coalition, Equality Florida, QLatinx, Muslim Women’s Organization, Youth and Young Adult Network of the National Farm Worker Ministry, Law Offices of Ingrid Morfa


WHY: Trust Orlando Coalition to ask Mayor Dyer to pass Trust Act Ordinance.


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