1. Pick up the poster and put it in a window in your house. Better yet, take several posters and share them with your neighbors. "We have printed 20,000 posters and our hope is to see them all over the city."
2. Put a red dot on the Tucson map so that everyone can see where these posters are. I put my red dot at my neighbor's address and took another poster for my home in Portland, Oregon.
- 3. Fill out the forms that make me your attorney. If you are stopped by the police or ICE, refuse to answer questions. You have the right not to answer questions. Tell them that you have an attorney. Show them the legal document as proof.
- Take down their name, badge number and date and time of this encounter and bring the paper to the next public meeting with me.
What is powerful about this campaign is that it empowers citizens to organize and to defend their rights. Know Your rights training is happening in many communities in the USA. Find one in your city and sign up. We all should know our rights.
I wish every community had a Margo Cowan, an attorney willing to defend hundreds of people. Think outside the box - work with your neighbors to ensure that everyone is protected and that they know their rights. Become an undocu angel and carry the papers and information in case one of your friends or neighbors is threatened with deportation.