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Re: Vote YES on Menlo Park Ban on Religious Registry & Ban on Internment/Relocation Ordinance

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 23:17:07 +0000

Hello,

Thank you for your email. I have scheduled this topic for next Tuesday’s
City Council agenda. Because the language of the Trump administration’s
Executive Order to withhold funds from “sanctuary” jurisdictions is so
ambiguous, it makes it hard for any jurisdiction to know whether it might
be viewed as a “sanctuary” by the federal government The result of this
ambiguity is that many jurisdictions, both conservative and liberal, do not
know if they might be targeted for defunding under this Executive Order.
This creates extreme uncertainty for their communities and in their ability
to make fiscal plans. Thus, I am recommending that the City of Menlo Park
join amicus briefs in support of both Santa Clara County and the City and
County of San Francisco in their litigation challenging the Trump
administration’s Executive Order. The broader topic of whether Menlo Park
should become a sanctuary city will be on the City Council agenda for its
meeting on April 4th. Again, thank you for your input on this important
topic.

Sincerely,

Kirsten Keith,

Mayor
On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:02 AM Neval Pektas Javed <neval.pektas_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> Dear City Council of Menlo Park,
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>
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> I’m writing in *strong support of Councilman Ray Mueller’s Proposed Ban
> on Religious Registry Participation and Ban on Internment/Relocation
> Ordinance*.
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> I am a concerned Muslim citizen and a proud resident of Menlo Park. I
> believe a possible call for a registry based on faith, country of origin,
> or ethnic identification is a violation of human rights. As a mother of
> three children, I worry what conversations about a potential ban might mean
> for my children’s identity and idea of self-worth. Unfortunately, the
> Japanese Internment Camps are a very scary precedent. This is un-American
> and we must stand up for rights of everyone. Muslim or not, our common
> identity is under assault.
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> Thank you for voting in support of the Ban on Religious Registry
> Participation and Ban on Internment/Relocation Ordinance.
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> Sincerely,
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> Neval Javed
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> Resident of Menlo Park
>
Received on Thu Mar 09 2017 - 15:49:13 PST

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