We Made Dallas County Welcoming!
While President Trump tries to keep people out, together we pushed for and won a resolution declaring Dallas County a Welcoming Community.
TOP leaders and community advocates organized and spoke out on February 7 at Dallas County Commissioners Court in support of a resolution that proclaims that Dallas County values ALL members of our community.
This victory didn’t just happen. After TOP leaders met with county elected officials, expressing their concern about the racist rhetoric and policies put forth by the Trump Administration, it was clear that our county had to take a stand. We cannot afford to be on the sidelines – individually or collectively.
The Welcoming Communities resolution also serves as a firm rejection of President Trump’s fear-mongering, divisive rhetoric and actions. And declares that Dallas County chooses to lift up everyone’s dignity and civil and human rights, while taking a stand against anti-Blackness, racism, religious discrimination and persecution including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia.
Collaborating with the Dallas AFL-CIO, Workers Defense Project, Planned Parenthood, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund, Mi Familia Vota, Texas Equal Access Fund, NTX Resistance, Mothers Against Police Brutality, North Texas Dream Team, Texas New ERA Center, Friendship-West Baptist Church and DFW Democracy, TOP leaders’ worked to see this resolution through, and we’re just getting started.
YOUR support made the passage of this resolution possible. MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO TOP TODAY to ensure that we have the resources we need in 2017 to continue fighting for justice for communities of color in Texas and resist Trump’s dangerous agenda.
In this new era of uncertainty and divisiveness, we have to work together to build community and inclusiveness. We commend Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia for sponsoring the resolution, as well as Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, and commissioners John Wiley Price and Dr. Theresa Daniel for voting in favor of the resolution.
Winning this resolution is a start. Now, it’s on us to work to ensure that the principles of unity and community outlined on paper are lived in our neighborhoods.
Yours in the fight,
Texas Organizing Project