Cross-Section of San Diego County Leaders Urge Board of Supervisors to Stand Up for California and Reject Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

SAN DIEGO – A broad cross-section of San Diego County leaders will hold a news conference on Tuesday to call on the County Board of Supervisors to vote against joining the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the State of California.

On March 6, 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a lawsuit targeting the landmark California Values Act (SB 54) and two additional laws that seek to protect the state’s immigrant and refugee communities from mass detention and deportation.

Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar, who is running for Congress, proposes to have San Diego County join the Trump administration’s lawsuit. She docketed the matter for a closed-door vote on April 17. While there will be limited opportunity for public comment prior to the vote, the public will not get to hear the Board’s deliberations.

Leaders representing San Diego County’s business, law enforcement, philanthropic, environmental, faith, civil society and social justice communities will call on Gaspar to remove the divisive issue from the docket. They will also call on Gaspar’s fellow Supervisors to vote NOT to join the Trump lawsuit against the State of California should she decline to do so.

The people of San Diego County value fairness, inclusion, public safety and transparency. The Trump lawsuit is viewed by many as an affront to these shared values.

WHAT:
A cross section of concerned San Diegans will discuss Board Chairwoman Gaspar’s proposal to join the Trump administration’s lawsuit

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10 to 10:30 am

WHERE:
San Diego County Administration Center, Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101

WHO:
Concerned San Diegans*                               

*Speakers’ list will be available on Monday.

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