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A Message From Carol Alvarado
Mean spirited Houstonians are gathering signatures on a petition that would force the City of Houston to call a city charter referendum that would compel police officers to demand proof of citizenship when interacting with Houstonians. If adopted by the voters, the city charter change would create a hostile relationship between the police and certain communities and limit their effectiveness in protecting Houstonians from crime.
In order to protect all Houstonians, it is imperative that the Houston Police Department maintain a respectful, professional and trusting relationship with the residents of all of the city’s many neighborhoods and among all of the city’s diverse ethnic communities.
This ill-advised city charter referendum threatens to divide the people of our diverse and welcoming community; tie the hands of the professional men and women who serve in our police department; and stigmatize the City of Houston in the eyes of the nation and the world.
ACTION ON OUR PART IS REQUIRED!
You are invited to attend and participate in a community meeting to help develop a strategy to defeat this mean spirited assault on our community.
PROTECT HOUSTON – COMMUNITY MEETING
6 P.M., MONDAY, JULY 24, 2006
CWA UNI*N HALL
1730 JEFFERSON STREET
HOUSTON, TX 77003
Your presence and involvement on this key public policy issue is requested. Please attend and bring other concerned Houstonians.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RSVP:
CONTACT 713-861-2244 OR EMAIL
Pol. Adv. Paid For By Protect Houston, Massey Villarreal, Treasurer.
Protect Houston website:
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