North Bay Rapid Response Network: Sonoma County Launches 24-Hour Hotline to Defend Undocumented Immigrants

Today, a 24-hour hotline and rapid response structure will be launched in Sonoma County to help defend undocumented immigrants from the increase of immigration enforcement, ICE raids and other attacks by the Trump administration that are
causing fear and anxiety in the immigrant community.

This endeavor consists of collaboration from over 50 community groups and organizations and involves over 600 individuals from all parts of Sonoma County. The structure includes:

• Bilingual dispatchers that will answer the hotline and send trained legal observers to
document ICE raids;
• Trained legal observers that will track, verify, and document ICE raids that may take
place in the workplace, homes, neighborhoods, and checkpoints; and
• Accompaniment teams that will provide support to families.

Two events to launch the hotline are taking place.

A press conference will be held Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Roseland Village Plaza

Students are taking action on campus to raise awareness of the 24/7 Hotline. Young people
from local MEChA & student activism clubs at Casa Grande High School, Petaluma High
School, Hillard Comstock Middle School, Roseland University Prep, Elsie Allen High
School, Sonoma Valley High School and Windsor High School are all planning to distribute
informational cards to parents dropping off students at school on the morning of November
8th. Many groups will be providing hot chocolate and pan dulce for families while informing
them of the purpose of the hotline and strengthening community solidarity.

Information on upcoming legal observer and accompaniment trainings can be found on The group’s
Facebook page: www.fb.com/NorthBayRapidResponse/ for those that may want to get involved.

The North Bay Rapid Response Network – Sonoma & Napa Counties, is a network of various
community groups and organizations in Sonoma and Napa Counties working to create a way for
people to respond to fear and anxiety in our community as a result of the increase in immigration
enforcement, ICE raids and other attacks against our communities. Our network provides a way
for people of goodwill to bear witness, accompany, and protect members of our community who
are living through the increase in immigration enforcement and ICE raids.