For Immediate Release
Because of pressure from our movement, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka this week became the first elected official in Essex County to publicly call for Essex County to end their collaboration with ICE. The Newark City Council, who are allied with the mayor as part of the "TEAM Baraka" slate, need to do the same. Just as the Jersey City and Hoboken City Councils have done in Hudson County, the Newark City council needs to pass a resolution demanding the Essex County Freeholders use their authority to rescind the ICE contract.
At the City Council meeting Wednesday, September 19, a half-dozen activists of the Jobs and Equal Rights for All Campaign, including John Jay Arena, the campaigns’ candidate for Essex County Executive, will speak to demand the City Council take action.