4/17 Tuesday Noon DOL Actions in Seattle and Several Cities

ACTION ALERT from Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC), King County Co-Chairs, Diane Narasaki and Tony Lee

Please join us in a multi-city action on April 17, Tuesday, noon – 1pm, at the locations listed in the 1st attachment (“DOL Join Us on Tuesday”) below, demanding the resignation or removal of the Department of Licensing (DOL) Director. The Seattle action will take place downtown outside the DOL office at 205 Spring Street. Actions will also take place outside DOL offices in Bellingham, Everett, Lacey, White Center/Burien, Moses Lake, Yakima, and Vancouver; please see the locations in the aforementioned 1st attachment below.

Please get the information out to your networks and social media to turn people out for this event. It will not be a picket line (we will not block the entrance to the DOL office or interfere with the people entering/exiting), but we will hold signs outside the DOL office. Please let us know if you can come, and if you can bring others, and if so, how many. Suggested slogans for signs are at the end of the attachment below, if you can bring them; if not, there will also be signs at the site.

Under the DOL Director’s leadership, the DOL failed to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order designed to protect the privacy of Washington state residents, including immigrants and refugees. The DOL routinely and frequently shared personal data of Washington residents with ICE, raising the danger of their being identified, apprehended, detained and deported for no reason other than their immigration status.

Please see the 2nd attachment below, a joint public statement from the 18 organizations (“DOL – public statement…), including the Latino Civic Alliance, the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) of Washington State, Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), Vietnamese Community Leadership Institute, Japanese American Citizens League, Filipino Community of Seattle, APACE, GC Reforms, Coalition on Immigrants, Refugees and Communities of Color (CIRCC), Casa Latina, LULAC, El Centro de la Raza, Community to Community, OneAmerica, Refugee Women’s Alliance, and the Washington State Labor Council. The 3rd attachment is a letter from APIC to the Governor indicating several reasons for APIC’s request to the Governor to remove the DOL Director and prevent her from hiring the next DOL Deputy Director.

Thank you all. We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday at noon at the event!

1. DOLJoin us on Tuesday

2. DOL – public statement with organizations’ logos

3. APIC – DOL Letter from APIC to Governor Inslee

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