ICE Out of Marin (IOOM), a coalition of social justice and immigration reform activists, has joined members of San Rafael’s Canal community in a boycott of the county’s TRUTH Act Forum. The forum was scheduled to take place Tuesday.
In a letter to the board, IOOM co-chair Lisa Bennett said:
“We will not participate in a process or event which results in no accountability. We have no confidence that the participation of ICE Out of Marin in the TRUTH Act Forum will do anything except offer the board an opportunity to present their agenda as if there had been community input.”
“This decision was made in solidarity with Canal residents,” she said, adding “who decided that more hours of heartfelt and quite frankly brave testimony, will be more performative than effective, part of an event which will not result in the change they seek.”
IOOM stands with LUMA (Latinos Unidos de Marin), a grassroots organization based in the Canal, whose members independently decided not to attend the Forum.