Press Conference: Government officials and advocates stand against anti-immigrant House Bill 100

WHAT: Press conference against House Bill 100
WHO: Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle; Carrboro Police Chief Walter Horton; Sarah Rawleigh, FaithAction International House; Rev. Dr. Jennifer Copeland, NC Council of Churches; other advocates and community leaders
WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday, June 28, at 12:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: NC Legislative Building Press Room LB (16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC)

RALEIGH (June 28, 2016) — A diverse group of leaders and advocates will hold a press conference at 12:00 p.m. today at the North Carolina General Assembly Press Room to speak out against anti-immigrant House Bill 100, an overreaching and unnecessary bill.

HB 100 requires the Clerk of Court to keep public records of those excused from Jury Duty for citizenship reasons, takes away the right of law enforcement to use a local or community ID to determine a person’s residency or identity, and creates two alternative complaint processes, with draconian penalties to be used against cities or counties who are deemed not to be complying with “state immigration laws.” Some of the penalties for noncomplying cities, counties, or law enforcement agencies include taking away funding for schools and roads.

Speakers will include Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle; Carrboro Police Chief Walter Horton; Sarah Rawleigh, FaithAction International House; Rev. Dr. Jennifer Copeland, NC Council of Churches; and other advocates and community leaders.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kate Woomer-Deters, kate@ncjustice.org, 919.861.2072; Julia Hawes, julia@ncjustice.org, 919.863.2406.