Thursday, July 19, 2018

Speech at Confront Corruption:Demand Democracy SJ Vigil 7/18/18

My Name Is Bill Roth, and I am a board member at Sacred Heart Community Service.

The core message you have heard tonight is that it's important, now more than ever, that we all unite as a community, to protect each others' rights.

And for those of us with privilege it's important we stand up for vulnerable communities.

That’s why I want you to join with Sacred Heart Community Service and other organizations to support our Rapid Response Network.

The RapidResponse Network is a community defense project developed to protect immigrant families from ICE deportation threats and to provide accompaniment support during and after enforcement activities in our community.

Did you know that 99.1% of the time ICE does not have a valid judicial warrant when it raids an immigrant’s home?

Did you know that very often, ICE will mislead people into thinking it is the local police? This destroys the trust built by our local police force, and violates constitutional protections.

You can do something about this.

Join the Rapid Response Network, and get trained as an operator or legal observer. Or join to help comfort a family that has just lost a mother or father to deportation.

To learn more, go to or send me a message at 408 256 3271.

Interview during Vigil. Photo Credit (c) Andy Morris