Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition Tuesday, March 27 for a 10AM press conference and then the meeting at 11AM at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, to urge them to say NO to the Sheriff’s request to fund Urban Shield 2018. We want real, community-based preparedness for emergencies. Police militarization is not the answer.
10AM Rally & Press Conference
11AM Supervisors Meeting & Urban Shield Vote
Alameda County Admin Building 1221 Oak St, 5th Floor Oakland
We recently learned that Sheriff Ahern hosted ICE at the 2017 Urban Shield.
We must turn out all our communities for this crucial vote. Alameda County must resist this collusion with the administration, and end these tactics, and technologies being spread by Urban Shield.
Urban Shield does not provide disaster preparedness for the Bay Area. At the most recent Board meeting where AC Supervisors heard back from the Task Force assigned to evaluate Urban Shield, Sheriff Ahern demonstrated disregard for the terms put in place by the Board to curb some of the program’s blatant racism and violence. Urban Shield clearly can not be reformed and must be de-funded.
Take Action! Here’s how you can help Stop Urban Shield:
1) Come out on Tuesday, March 27 for our rally and press conference, and plan to stay so we pack the room during the Board of Supervisors vote on Urban Shield. The Board meeting starts at 11am and will likely go for a few hours. Please plan to stay a while or come late in order to make public comment if you can’t arrive by 10am.
2) Call and email the Board of Supervisors on Monday, March 26. Here’s a sample script and their contact information that you can use:
Dear Supervisor _________, I am calling to urge you and your fellow Supervisors to take leadership in putting an end to the harmful and controversial Urban Shield program in Alameda County. On Tuesday, March 27th, you will be asked to decide whether to authorize funding for the Sheriff to hold Urban Shield in 2018.. By rejecting this, Alameda County can be a leader in prioritizing true community preparedness that is not based on fear and militarization. Despite your guidelines and community concerns, Sheriff Ahern has repeatedly demonstrated complete disregard for very serious concerns, most recently shown when he hosted both ICE and the Oath Keepers at last year’s Urban Shield. I urge you to take action by saying no to the authorization of any funding for Urban Shield. Thank you.
Supervisor Haggerty // firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor Valle // email@example.com
Supervisor Chan // firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor Miley // email@example.com
Supervisor Carson // firstname.lastname@example.org
(510) 272-6695 3
Spread the word! Let all the people in your networks know that with a powerful turnout and strong community pressure, we can end Urban Shield once and for all on March 27.