Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton will join with mayors across the country to demonstrate Iowa City’s support for immigrants and immigration reform.
Throgmorton will join with communities large and small to proclaim Tuesday, March 21, 2017 as Cities Immigration Day of Action. He will make the proclamation during the council meeting tonight.
“This proclamation highlights our city’s continued commitment to supporting immigrants, and to bring our entire community together in that effort,” Mayor Throgmorton said.
The City of Iowa City’s Office of Equity and Human Rights is available to connect immigrants and their families with information and resources. More information can be found under the community resources tab at icgov.org/humanrights.
Throgmorton and mayors across the country are stressing the vital contributions that immigrants make to communities. They are also urging Congress and the Administration to focus on common sense reforms that will fix the nation’s immigration system in an efficient, effective and compassionate way.
Mayors are amplifying their message by using #MayorsStand4All across social media. Iowa City will carry the proclamation live on Facebook and on City Channel 4. Look for #MayorsStand4All on the City of Iowa City Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Cities Immigration Day of Action is part of a larger organized effort coordinated by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.