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To: Donald Trump and Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli

Remove federal law enforcement from Portland, Oregon

Remove federal law enforcement from Portland, Oregon

Respect the autonomy of the Portland government and remove all federal law enforcement sent in to police the city. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and other local officials didn’t ask for help from federal law enforcement and want them to leave the city immediately.

Why is this important?

Federal officers in camouflage and tactical gear filled Portland streets with tear gas, shot at protesters, and used unmarked vehicles to arrest and detain protesters.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon calls it “flat-out unconstitutional” that protesters in Portland are being “shot in the head, swept away in unmarked cars, and repeatedly tear-gassed by uninvited and unwelcome federal agents.”
Federal authorities have no right to police an American city against the wishes of local leaders.
Sources:
1. “Feds Vowed to Quell Unrest in Portland. Local Leaders Are Telling Them to Leave.” The New York Times, July 17, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/141155?t=10&akid=268993%2E23524057%2EFCty61
2. "It was like being preyed upon’: Portland protesters say federal officers in unmarked vans are detaining them,” The Washington Post, July 17, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/141156?t=12&akid=268993%2E23524057%2EFCty61
3. “Tear gas, unmarked cars are used in protest arrests in Portland,” Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2020
https://act.moveon.org/go/141157?t=14&akid=268993%2E23524057%2EFCty61


Reasons for signing

  • Local leaders don't want them there and they are the ones who should decide whether feds are needed there or not. Furthermore, the most common reason a peaceful protest becomes destructive or violent is when protesters are met with an aggressive hostile response from authorities. The presence of these agents has escalated things in a very bad way, anybody can see that. They are not helping!
  • What’s happening in Portland is horrifying, and it will happen in the rest of the country if it is successful there. It has to stop now.
  • THIS IS A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION AND THEY NEED TO BE REMOVED

Updates

2020-07-21 17:22:18 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2020-07-20 13:04:35 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-07-19 18:39:04 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-07-18 23:29:16 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-07-18 19:21:28 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-07-18 15:56:42 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-07-18 15:19:41 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-07-18 14:26:41 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-07-18 13:59:15 -0400

10 signatures reached

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