FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2017
Sacramento County Young Democrats Organize for Community Forum with ICE
SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento County Young Democrats announced today they will peacefully organize for tonight’s forum hosted by Sheriff Scott Jones and Interim ICE Director. Young Democrats will be present at the event as a show of solidarity with the immigrant community, community and faith groups, and Sacramento residents who are against breaking up immigrant families.
“Sacramento’s young people are sending our Sheriff a clear message,” said Robert Abelon, President of the Sacramento County Young Democrats. “We will not stand silently by while our friends, neighbors, classmates and coworkers are torn from their families. We will continue to oppose the use of local resources for federal immigration purposes every step of the way.”
Despite community outcry, Jones has stated publicly he will continue coordinating with federal immigration enforcement officials. Young Democrats view Tuesday’s forum with the Acting ICE Director as an affront to Sacramento’s community values.
In his 2016 Congressional bid against Ami Bera, Scott Jones was accused of sexual assault and mismanagement of taxpayer money. As an organization, the Sacramento County Young Democrats will not condone that behavior and Jones’ out-of-touch attitude towards our immigrant communities.
Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Time: 4:30PM — Press Conference
5PM — Unity Rally
5:30PM — Forum Begins
Location: Sacramento County Youth Gym, 4000 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827.
Please wear white shirts in solidarity with our immigrant community and families.
There will be legal observers in attendance wearing bright green hats.
Sacramento County Young Democrats is the largest Young Democrat chapter in California. Comprised of Democrats ages 18-35 that live or work in Sacramento County, SCYD’s members help elect Democratic candidates to office and advocate on issues they care about. The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month. More information can be found at sacyoungdems.org.