Cancel the ICE Contract to host Roadside Rally April 24 in McHenry

  • Coalition to Cancel the ICE Contract in McHenry County members outside the McHenry County Administrative Building after presenting comments to a Committee of the Whole meeting on April 15.

    Coalition to Cancel the ICE Contract in McHenry County members outside the McHenry County Administrative Building after presenting comments to a Committee of the Whole meeting on April 15. Courtesy of Coalition to Cancel the ICE Contract

 
 
Updated 4/22/2021 8:37 PM

The Coalition to Cancel the ICE Contract in McHenry County will hold a Road Side Rally this Saturday, April 24, in McHenry at Route 31 (Front Street) and Route 120 (Elm Street) from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Supporters and participants are invited to bring signs demanding that the McHenry County Board finally vote to end the federal contract to use the county jail as an immigrant detention center. Masking is required and social distancing will be observed.

 

The McHenry event is one of a series of that will take the struggle to every corner of McHenry County over the next weeks.

On Saturday, May 1, there will be a rally with speakers on Woodstock Square from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in observance of International Labor Day and the contributions of immigrant workers to this country. Road side rallies will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, in Algonquin and Saturday, May 15, along Route 47 at Deicke Park in Huntley.

Coalition members are also making comments at upcoming committee meetings and at the Wednesday, May 18, county board meeting when the issue will likely come to a vote.

The Coalition to Cancel the ICE Contract in McHenry County was formed by concerned organizations committed to immigration justice and ending the ICE contract with McHenry County Jail and includes 29 groups from the County and region.

Over 2000 signatures on a petition to end the contract were recently presented to the Board and 424 individuals now are registered on the Coalition’s Facebook Group.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CancelICEContractMcHenryCounty.

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