FWCC Somerset statement on racial justice

FWCC of Somerset County stands with the African American community in denouncing and seeking justice for the recent murders of George Floyd and others by the police. We are saddened and angry that these killings continue to plague our nation. Now is the time to work to stop the cycle of violence and inaction.

We recognize that creating real and lasting change requires far more than simply making statements. It requires that we understand, acknowledge and address historic, institutional racism against African Americans in particular, and other communities of color such as immigrants. Through our work supporting and maintaining fair and welcoming communities in Somerset County, FWCC Somerset, in partnership with other like-minded groups, is committed to finding solutions and making change a reality.

4/06 Call NJ County Officials to tell them to #ReleaseAllDetainees

Today, we are calling on NJ county officials to do everything in their power to release all detainees and incarcerated because they are at risk of COVID19 outbreak.  We are building on the efforts to #FreeThemAll and calling on NJ county officials to demand they release all detainees.  Please call, tweet, and email these officials at njimmigrantjustice.org/releaseall or see their contact information listed below with the call script.

Bergen County:
Sheriff Anthony Cureton, 201-336-3500Email: [email protected]  Twitter: @BergenCountySo

Essex County:County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., 973-621-4400 Email [email protected] Twitter: @Joe_D_EssexExec Essex County Freeholder Rufus I. Johnson 973-621-4483Email: [email protected]Twitter: @EssexFreeholder

Hudson County:County ExecutiveTom DeGise, 201-795-6000 (specify that you want to speak with Hudson County Executive’s Staff)Email:[email protected]Twitter: @TomDeGise

Call Script:
When you connect over the phone use the script below to guide your message:
Hi, my name is [NAME].I am calling to demand that you do everything in your power to make sure all people detained in your facility are released immediately. [for Bergen and Hudson only ] AND that you cease accepting any new detainees. New Jersey is located in the US epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the second-highest number of confirmed cases in the country. Bergen County has the highest number of cases and fatalities in the state. Essex County has the second-highest number of cases and fatalities in the state, and Hudson county has the third-highest in the state. Conditions in county jails make it impossible to follow social distancing protocols, as medical experts recommend and the governor’s Executive Order 107 requires. _______ County needs to act now to ensure the safety and well-being of all people in the county, especially those currently detained and incarcerated in its county jail. Acting now to release all those in custody will curb the spread of COVID-19 both within and outside of county facilities, and help make New Jersey safer for all. 

En EspañolHola, me llamo [NOMBRE].Estoy llamando para exigir que usted haga todo lo posible para asegurar la liberación inmediata de todas las personas detenidas en su cárcel, [solo para los condados de Bergen y Hudson] y que deje de aceptar nuevos detenidos. Nueva Jersey se encuentra en el epicentro estadounidense de la pandemia de COVID-19, y ocupa el segundo lugar en número de casos confirmados en el país. El condado de Bergen tiene el mayor número de casos y muertes en el estado, y los condados de Hudson y Essex ocupan el segundo y tercer lugar respectivamente. Condiciones en las cárceles de los condados hacen imposible el cumplimiento con los protocolos de distanciamiento social tal y como los expertos médicos recomienden y el orden ejecutivo 107 del gobernador exige. El condado de _______ debe tomar acción inmediata para asegurar el bienestar de todas las personas en el condado, especialmente las que están detenidas en su cárcel. Actuar ahora para liberar a todos los detenidos frenará la propagación de COVID-19 tanto dentro como fuera de la cárcel, y ayudará a que Nueva Jersey sea más seguro para todos.


Please share the action with your network and tell them why its important to you.
Thank you for all you do! 
New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

Tell Congress to Welcome Asylum Seekers and Restore Lifesaving Asylum Protections

National Call-in Day Wednesday March 10

Join the Interfaith Immigration Coalition on March 10 for a virtual day of action! Our toolkit provides three easy action tools:

  1. click to call Congress alert;
  2. posts and graphics to share on social media;
  3. support for writing and submitting letters to the editor to your local paper.

Please share the toolkit with your networks in advance, and act with us on March 10 to #SaveAsylum #EndMPP and #RestoreAsylumNow
http://bit.ly/March10Faith4Asylum #Faith4Asylum

Lynn Tramonte
Anacaona LLC
[email protected]
cell 202.255.0551