February 27 – Flood the Transit Police!

Flood the Transit Police!

The transit police board meeting is on Friday February 27th from 9 AM to 12 PM at #300 – 287 Nelson’s Court in New Westminster, right next to Sapperton Skytrain Station [accessibility information forthcoming, we are waiting to hear from Translink about the space ]

[The meeting starts at 9:00 am but we will be gathering outside, slightly earlier, at 8:30 am, and then go inside]

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/729546683825524/

The Transportation not Deportation campaign wants to bring our voices, demands and petition to the Transit police board. Every day that goes by, an average of one migrant is getting turned over to Canada Border Services Agenc by Transit police. We are calling for an immediate end to Translink and Transit police collaboration with Canada Border Services Agency.

Here are four ways to get involved:

1) The first part of the meeting is open for the public to attend and observe. Join us!

2) If you (as an individual or representative of your organization) are willing to speak, we encourage you to do so by filling out this short form by Feb 20 and emailing us at transportnotdeport@gmail.com to let us know you have done so:

http://www.translink.ca/en/About-Us/Corporate-Overview/Operating-Companies/Transit-Police/Transit-Police-Board/Board-Meetings.aspx#form

3) Please continue to sign and circulate the petition so we can present them with thousands of signatures:

https://www.change.org/p/translink-and-transit-police-stop-turning-public-transit-into-a-border-checkpoint

4) If your organization has not yet signed on, please email us ( transportnotdeport@gmail.com ) to be added as an organizational signatory:

https://transportationnotdeportation.wordpress.com/demands/

We hope to see you there and thanks for joining us in making clear that public transit should not be a border checkpoint!

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