January , 2019

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A group of Latino immigrant families and community members will be leading canvassing efforts in Pilsen and Little Village to inform members of the community of the hyper-criminalization and abuses of power incurred against Black and Latino communities under Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’ administration.

Latino/a activists, community members and immigrant families will hold the informational canvass Saturday, March 12 from 12-2 PM. Meet-up at corner of 18th and Loomis Street (Plaza Tenochtitlan)

They say Latinos and immigrant communities are subject to the abuse of multiple actors, not just Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). Offices like the State Attorney’s and local police play an important role in the criminalization of our communities and often times participate in the carrying out of harmful and destabilizing immigration policies.

Immigrant and Latino communities are not unaffected by the upcoming election for Cook County State’s Attorney. It is crucial that immigrant and Latino communities work to support Black-led efforts aimed at holding Anita Alvarez accountable. Alvarez’s administration has contributed to the increased hyper-criminalization and increased incarceration of black and brown communities, particularly black and latino/a youth, and has demonstrated consistent failure to prosecute law enforcement officers even when they kill, abuse, and sexually assault black and brown people. On March 15, when the election contest closes, Latino and immigrant communities should make informed decisions and say #ByeAnita.  

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