Rapid Response Network Launches Hotline in South Bay

Community Members to call in the case of immigration enforcement in their community

SAN JOSE, California— The Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County is a community defense project developed to protect immigrant families from deportation threats from the federal administration, and to provide moral and accompaniment support during and after immigration
operations in our community.


Leaders from community organizations in San Jose and Mayor Liccardo are joining together on Thursday morning to announce the full launch of the hotline, and explain how community members can utilize the hotline, and support the efforts of the hotline. The hotline is being launched two days after World Refugee Day, as well as during Immigrant Heritage Month, to show support for our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters as we stand together as one community.


The 24/7 hotline will allow community members to call to report any immigration operations in our county and receive moral, accompaniment and legal support.


WHO:    Mayor Sam Liccardo

              Supervisor Dave Cortese (invited)

Poncho Guevara, Sacred Heart Community Service Center

Akemi Flynn, People Acting in Community Together (PACT)              

Gemma Abels, Educator

Father Jon Pedigo, Diocese of San Jose

Marci Gerston, Temple Emanu-El

Community members

Local organizations such as: LUNA, South Bay Labor Council          


WHAT:   Press Conference to announce the launch of the Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County and Hotline, with community members, local organizations and elected officials


WHEN:    Thursday, June 22, 2017

                 11:30AM PST


WHERE:    Santee Community Center

                 1399 Santee Dr, San Jose, CA 95122


About Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network/Hotline: This is a collaborative project led by PACT, Sacred Heart Community Service, Pangea Legal Services, SOMOS Mayfair, LUNA, SIREN, South Bay Labor Council, CARAS, Diocese of San José, Consulate of Mexico, Human Agenda, City of San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations.