“Free Hugo!” Painters demand
Today is a national call-in day to support two union members detained by ICE. Although Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nuñez are union construction workers in California, “this could happen anywhere, including here in metro DC,” says Roxana Mejia (no relation), Political Director for Painters District Council 51. “These two union members were only detained because they showed up for work,” said Painters president Kenneth Rigmaiden. “We will not allow the act of showing up to work to be criminalized.” IUPAT is asking union members and supporters to call David Jennings, Director for the San Francisco ICE Field Office, at 844-526-8492 to demand the release of Hugo Mejia. Additional information can be found on their campaign website.
photo: June demonstration outside ICE office in San Francisco; photo courtesy IUPAT Twitter feed
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