Created 4-Mar-15
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In February and March of 2014, thousands of Santa Maria residents showed up at a series of Santa Maria Planning Commission and City Council meetings to demonstrate opposition to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement holding facility in Santa Maria. City officials approved the ICE facility, and community organizers responded with an attempt to place a measure on the 2014 election ballot that would have divided Santa Maria into districts for City Council elections. The petition for the measure was rejected by the city, and now organizers such as CAUSE's Hazel Putney-Davalos say they are looking at filing a potential California Voting Rights Act lawsuit against the city.
Listen upTense SituationDiscussing oppositionNO ICEShowcasing opinionCrowd of naysayersEn masse

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