Friday, July 10, 2009

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado Public Forum in Lakewood

This summer, anti-immigrant extremists are gathering signatures to put mandatory vehicle impoundment initiatives on the ballots in Aurora, Denver, and Lakewood. These proposed ballot initiatives would require law enforcement officers to immediately impound the vehicles of individuals not carrying a driver’s license and fine each person $2,700 to retrieve their car.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Lakewood United Methodist Church
1390 Brentwood St., Lakewood, CO

Do you have $2,700 to pay if you accidentally forgot your license? Or do you have the time to sort out the situation if your car was wrongfully impounded? Would you lose your job if you couldn't get to work one day because your car was impounded? You should not have to wonder about the answers to these questions.

These initiatives are unnecessary, have harmful unintended consequences, and tie the hands of police officers. A police officer could be held up for hours waiting for a tow truck to impound a vehicle, when her time should be spent protecting the community from real harm.

9to5 Colorado and many other community groups are collaborating to defeat these harmful initiatives; 9to5 will specifically be focusing on Lakewood.

In order to help the community at-large better understand these ballot initiatives, The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado will host a public forum in Lakewood. Please join us to learn more about the initiatives and to hear about how to get involved.

For more information, or to get involved in the fight against this ballot initiative, contact Erin at 303-628-0925

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