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The SAFE Initiative is powered by a growing coalition united by a shared belief that everyone deserves to be treated with fairness and human dignity.

Government officials, community leaders, organizations, and related entities seeking to get involved can endorse our values statement by filling out the form below. Names will be displayed publicly on the website following review by the SAFE team. To learn more about ways to become a SAFE Partner, email SAFE@vera.org.

Members of the public can join our mailing list to stay involved and learn more about Vera’s immigration work.

SIGN-ON STATEMENT:

“As partners and supporters of Vera’s SAFE Initiative, we are dedicated to publicly funded, universal representation for immigrants facing detention and deportation. We are committed to efforts that advance and grow local and state deportation defense programs, and we are proud to be part of a movement calling for the creation of a federally funded right to counsel system.”

  • Mayor Darrell Steinberg*
    Sacramento, CA
  • Mayor Jim Kenney*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Mayor Michael Hancock*
    Denver, CO
  • Mayor Steve Adler*
    Austin, TX
  • Assembly Member Catalina Cruz
    Queens, NY
  • Councilmember Zach Adamson
    Indianapolis City County, IN
  • Councilmember Damon Seils
    Carrboro, NC
  • Councilmember Deni Taveras*
    Prince George's County, MD
  • Councilmember Elizabeth Brown*
    Columbus, OH
  • Councilmember Eric Guerra*
    Sacramento, CA
  • Councilmember Helen Gym*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Councilmember Nelida Mendoza*
    Santa Ana, CA
  • Councilmember Robin Kniech*
    Denver, CO
  • Councilmember at Large Rolando R. Lavarro, Jr.
    Jersey City, NJ
  • Councilmember Vicente Sarmiento*
    Santa Ana, CA
  • Chris Kolb, Vice-Chair
    Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY
  • Igor Tregub, Commissioner
    Berkeley Rent Board, Berkeley, CA
  • Jennifer Mecozzi, West Board Member
    Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo, NY
  • Megan Miller, Vice President
    Beloit Board of Education, Beloit, WI
  • Immigration Impact Unit, Committee for Public Counsel Services
    The Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts, Massachusetts
  • Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Philadelphia*
  • Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, City and County of Denver*
  • Ramsey County Board of Commissioners*
    Ramsey County, MN
  • The City of Atlanta Office of the Public Defender*
  • The Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender
    Chicago, IL
  • ABLE*
    Columbus, OH
  • Alianza NORCO*
    Fort Collins, CO
  • American Gateways*
    San Antonio, TX
  • Asian Americans United
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Asian Prisoner Support Committee*
    Oakland, CA
  • Baton Rouge Immigrants Rights Coalition (BRIRC)
    Denham Springs, LA
  • Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Prince George's County
    Prince George's County, MD
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)*
    New York, NY
  • Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project
    Oakland, CA
  • Brooklyn Defender Services
    New York, NY
  • CAIR Coalition*
    Washington, DC
  • California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation*
    Sacramento, CA
  • Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
    St. Paul, MN
  • CASA de Maryland*
    Maryland
  • Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami Inc.
    Miami, FL
  • Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    San Francisco, CA
  • Center for Popular Democracy
    New York, NY
  • Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
    Chicago, IL
  • Centro Legal de La Raza*
    Oakland, CA
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition*
    Denver, CO
  • Community Immigration Law Center*
    Madison, WI
  • Doctors For Camp Closure (D4CC)
    Potomac, MD
  • Dolores Street Community Services
    San Francisco, CA
  • Equal Access Legal Services
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
    Los Angeles, CA
  • FIRN
    Columbia, MD
  • Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)
    Chicago, IL
  • Freedom Network USA
    Washington, DC
  • Grassroots Leadership*
    Austin, TX
  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program
    Boston, MA
  • HIAS Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Hispanic Federation
    New York, NY
  • Immigrant ARC
    Albany, NY
  • Immigrant Defenders Law Center*
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Immigrant Justice Corps
    New York, NY
  • Immigrant Legal Defense
    Oakland, CA
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services*
    New Haven, CT
  • Interfaith Coalition on Immigration
    Minneapolis, MN
  • International Institute of Akron
    Akron, OH
  • International Rescue Committee*
    Dallas, TX
  • Juntos*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Keep Tucson Together
    Tucson, AZ
  • Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition*
    Long Beach, CA
  • Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention
    Lafayette, LA
  • Mano Amiga
    San Marcos, TX
  • Mariposa Legal, program of COMMON Foundation
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Maryland Against ICE Detention
    Maryland
  • Maryland Legislative Coalition
    Maryland
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
    Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
    Boston, MA
  • Mauritanian Network for Human Rights*
    Columbus, OH
  • Mississippi Center for Justice
    Jackson, MS
  • National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
    Montgomery, AL
  • National Immigrant Justice Center*
    Chicago, IL
  • National Immigration Law Center
    Los Angeles, CA
  • National Partnership for New Americans
    Chicago, IL
  • Nationalities Service Center*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
    Albuquerque, NM
  • New Sanctuary Coalition
    New York, NY
  • New York Immigration Coalition
    New York, NY
  • NorCal Resist
    Sacramento, CA
  • Northeastern University Immigrant Justice Clinic
    Boston, MA
  • Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)
    New York, NY
  • Orange County Justice Fund
    Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC)*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Pima County Justice for All
    Pima County, AZ
  • Public Counsel
    Los Angeles, CA
  • RAICES*
    San Antonio, TX
  • Release MN8*
    St Paul, MN
  • RISE Coalition of Western Maryland
    Frederick, MD
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)*
    Denver, CO
  • Safe Passage Project
    New York, NY
  • Sanctuary DMV
    Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia
  • Spirit of the Sun
    Denver, CO
  • Sueños Sin Fronteras de Tejas
    San Antonio, TX
  • Takoma Park Mobilization
    Takoma Park, MD
  • The Advocates for Human Rights*
    Minneapolis, MN
  • The Bronx Defenders
    Bronx, NY
  • The Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise (ROAR) Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Baltimore, MD
  • United Stateless
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Immigrant Justice Ministry Team of Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
    Bethesda, MD
  • Law Office of Justin Tullius PLLC
    San Antonio, TX
  • Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
    Silver Spring, MD
  • Mayor Darrell Steinberg*
    Sacramento, CA
  • Mayor Jim Kenney*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Mayor Michael Hancock*
    Denver, CO
  • Mayor Steve Adler*
    Austin, TX
  • Assembly Member Catalina Cruz
    Queens, NY
  • Councilmember Zach Adamson
    Indianapolis City County, IN
  • Councilmember Damon Seils
    Carrboro, NC
  • Councilmember Deni Taveras*
    Prince George's County, MD
  • Councilmember Elizabeth Brown*
    Columbus, OH
  • Councilmember Eric Guerra*
    Sacramento, CA
  • Councilmember Helen Gym*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Councilmember Nelida Mendoza*
    Santa Ana, CA
  • Councilmember Robin Kniech*
    Denver, CO
  • Councilmember at Large Rolando R. Lavarro, Jr.
    Jersey City, NJ
  • Councilmember Vicente Sarmiento*
    Santa Ana, CA
  • Chris Kolb, Vice-Chair
    Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY
  • Igor Tregub, Commissioner
    Berkeley Rent Board, Berkeley, CA
  • Jennifer Mecozzi, West Board Member
    Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo, NY
  • Megan Miller, Vice President
    Beloit Board of Education, Beloit, WI
  • Immigration Impact Unit, Committee for Public Counsel Services
    The Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts, Massachusetts
  • Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Philadelphia*
  • Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, City and County of Denver*
  • Ramsey County Board of Commissioners*
    Ramsey County, MN
  • The City of Atlanta Office of the Public Defender*
  • The Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender
    Chicago, IL
  • ABLE*
    Columbus, OH
  • Alianza NORCO*
    Fort Collins, CO
  • American Gateways*
    San Antonio, TX
  • Asian Americans United
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Asian Prisoner Support Committee*
    Oakland, CA
  • Baton Rouge Immigrants Rights Coalition (BRIRC)
    Denham Springs, LA
  • Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Prince George's County
    Prince George's County, MD
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)*
    New York, NY
  • Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project
    Oakland, CA
  • Brooklyn Defender Services
    New York, NY
  • CAIR Coalition*
    Washington, DC
  • California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation*
    Sacramento, CA
  • Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
    St. Paul, MN
  • CASA de Maryland*
    Maryland
  • Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami Inc.
    Miami, FL
  • Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    San Francisco, CA
  • Center for Popular Democracy
    New York, NY
  • Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
    Chicago, IL
  • Centro Legal de La Raza*
    Oakland, CA
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition*
    Denver, CO
  • Community Immigration Law Center*
    Madison, WI
  • Doctors For Camp Closure (D4CC)
    Potomac, MD
  • Dolores Street Community Services
    San Francisco, CA
  • Equal Access Legal Services
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
    Los Angeles, CA
  • FIRN
    Columbia, MD
  • Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)
    Chicago, IL
  • Freedom Network USA
    Washington, DC
  • Grassroots Leadership*
    Austin, TX
  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program
    Boston, MA
  • HIAS Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Hispanic Federation
    New York, NY
  • Immigrant ARC
    Albany, NY
  • Immigrant Defenders Law Center*
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Immigrant Justice Corps
    New York, NY
  • Immigrant Legal Defense
    Oakland, CA
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services*
    New Haven, CT
  • Interfaith Coalition on Immigration
    Minneapolis, MN
  • International Institute of Akron
    Akron, OH
  • International Rescue Committee*
    Dallas, TX
  • Juntos*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Keep Tucson Together
    Tucson, AZ
  • Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition*
    Long Beach, CA
  • Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention
    Lafayette, LA
  • Mano Amiga
    San Marcos, TX
  • Mariposa Legal, program of COMMON Foundation
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Maryland Against ICE Detention
    Maryland
  • Maryland Legislative Coalition
    Maryland
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
    Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
    Boston, MA
  • Mauritanian Network for Human Rights*
    Columbus, OH
  • Mississippi Center for Justice
    Jackson, MS
  • National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
    Montgomery, AL
  • National Immigrant Justice Center*
    Chicago, IL
  • National Immigration Law Center
    Los Angeles, CA
  • National Partnership for New Americans
    Chicago, IL
  • Nationalities Service Center*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
    Albuquerque, NM
  • New Sanctuary Coalition
    New York, NY
  • New York Immigration Coalition
    New York, NY
  • NorCal Resist
    Sacramento, CA
  • Northeastern University Immigrant Justice Clinic
    Boston, MA
  • Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)
    New York, NY
  • Orange County Justice Fund
    Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC)*
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Pima County Justice for All
    Pima County, AZ
  • Public Counsel
    Los Angeles, CA
  • RAICES*
    San Antonio, TX
  • Release MN8*
    St Paul, MN
  • RISE Coalition of Western Maryland
    Frederick, MD
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)*
    Denver, CO
  • Safe Passage Project
    New York, NY
  • Sanctuary DMV
    Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia
  • Spirit of the Sun
    Denver, CO
  • Sueños Sin Fronteras de Tejas
    San Antonio, TX
  • Takoma Park Mobilization
    Takoma Park, MD
  • The Advocates for Human Rights*
    Minneapolis, MN
  • The Bronx Defenders
    Bronx, NY
  • The Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise (ROAR) Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Baltimore, MD
  • United Stateless
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Immigrant Justice Ministry Team of Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
    Bethesda, MD
  • Law Office of Justin Tullius PLLC
    San Antonio, TX
  • Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
    Silver Spring, MD

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