Cedillo Launches ‘ICE Out of CD1’ Campaign

Cedillo Launches ‘ICE Out of CD1’ Campaign

June 24, 2017

PRESS RELEASE
Cedillo Launches ‘ICE Out of CD1’ Campaign
Pledges to continue fighting ICE and Trump Administration

Los Angeles—Councilmember Cedillo launched the ‘ICE Out of CD1’ campaign in Highland Park today, with a legal and resource fair. The event took place down the street from Academia Avance, the school where Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez was dropping off his daughter before being detained by ICE agents on February 28, 2017.

This case has created waves in communities across the country and inspired Councilmember to build a coordinated response.

“When I saw the online video of Romulo’s arrest in broad day light, I could not believe this was happening in our own backyard. It is very clear that ICE was deliberately trying to intimidate our community, and keep us living in fear. But we cannot go back into the shadows. We have come too far to turn back now. I fought for the CA Driver’s license to allow people to drive legally without fear. I fought for students to be able to access grants for school with the CA Dream Act. I stopped the towing of cars in front of churches, because it is wrong,” stated Councilmember Gil Cedillo.

“LAPD has indicated that reporting of crimes has significantly decreased because residents are scared to call a city department. The Bureau of Sanitation is experiencing the same with bulky item pick up and trash reporting. We have to fight back by going about our business, and living our daily lives without fear. I cannot stress enough, how important it is to be present. I know many people are scared. Let’s turn that fear into action,” added Cedillo.

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.

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