Humboldt County Rapid Response Network
In May, 2017, leaders within True North Organizing Network learned of the possibility of building a Rapid Response Network meant for receiving calls when someone witnesses Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. The intention of this network is to address the fear and anxiety in our community as a result of realized and potential increased immigration enforcement. It allows for the community to show up to witness, accompany, and advocate for those who become victims of raids.
For the rest of the year, Humboldt county residents were invited by True North organizers and leaders to attend trainings in collaboration with ACLU of Northern California, where they learned how to be moral and legal observers of an ICE raid, and were trained on the constitutional rights of all residents, including undocumented immigrants. At the Eureka Women's March on January 20, 2018, we publicly launched our network and released the number to the larger community.
By attending trainings with True North Organizing Network and ACLU of Northern California, you can become part of the Response Team or the Accompaniment Team. All Responders (Response Team) must complete an Observer/ Know Your Rights Training to join the network. Click 'Sign Up' below to receive information about upcoming training opportunities and to join the Humboldt Rapid Response Network.