The Coalition to Cancel the ICE Contract in McHenry County will hold a Road Side Rally today, Saturday, April 24 in McHenry at the intersection of Route 31 (Front Street) and Route 120 (Elm Street) from noon to 1:30 pm.
Supporters and participants are invited to bring signs demanding that the McHenry County Board finally vote to end the Federal contract to use the County Jail as an immigrant detention center. Masking is required and social distancing will be observed.
The McHenry event is one of a series of that will take the struggle to every corner of McHenry County over the next weeks. On Saturday, May 1 there will be a rally with speakers on Woodstock Square 2 to 3:30 pm in observance of International Labor Day and the contributions of immigrant workers of all status to this country. Road side rallies will then be held from noon to 1:30 pm on Saturday May 8 in Algonquin and Saturday May 15 along Route 47 at Deicke Park in Huntley.
Coalition members are also making comments at upcoming committee meetings and at the Wednesday May 18 County Board Meeting when the issue will likely come to a vote.
The Coalition to Cancel the ICE Contract in McHenry County was formed by concerned organizations committed to immigration justice and ending the ICE contract with McHenry County Jail and includes 29 groups from the County and region. Over 2000 signatures on a petition to end the contract were recently presented to the Board and 424 individuals now are registered on the Coalition’s Facebook Group.
For more information visit the Facebook Event.