Free Hugo – Dia de Muertos – Death to Deportation Rally
Saturday, Nov 3, from noon to 1:30 pm
Liberty Plaza (corner of Division and Liberty), Ann Arbor
Please come out as skeletons to the Dia de los Muertos Rally and March for Immigrant and LGBT Rights to help stop the deportation of Hugo – a gay man from Mexico who fears return to his country. Also please begin to take action on his behalf by contacting ICE and signing his petition. See the instructions below. This is easy to do! See you on Saturday, Nov 3 by noon at Liberty Plaza! Be dead! (Face-painting and sign-making begins at 11:15)
Tortured and Threatened for Being Gay: Release Hugo from Detention!
Hugo has been detained at Monroe County Jail in Michigan for the past 10 months, despite being a low-priority case. He could be deported at any moment!
Hugo fled Mexico after being tortured for being gay.Hugo is terrified of being sent back.Help us get him out and returned to his partner!
Two things you can do right now!
1. Make a Phone Call Call ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000)
Sample Script: “I am calling to urge ICE to release Hugo Gallardo Petatan (A#200-299-394) from Monroe County Jail in Michigan. Hugo was tortured and threatened in Mexico for being gay. He has been living in the U.S. for 6 years and is terrified of going back. Hugo is a low-priority case and should be released immediately.
2. Sign the petition: http://bit.ly/releasehugo
From Hugo’s partner, Tim Hunter: “Please – We need your help!” For information call,734-502-9679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
Supporting Organizations: One Michigan, Dreamactivists.org, WICIR (Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights) – Want to be a supporting organization? Contact Tim!