Executive Order Spurs Islanders into Action

Just a Sunday Stroll

Executive Order Spurs Islanders into Action

 

In just 24 hours after the call went out, an estimated 300 to 400 Alamedans showed up at Ninth Street and Santa Clara Avenue, in front of the Islamic Center, in support of Islamic Alameda residents. The crowd asserted the message that “We All Belong Here,” and rose up to say “no” to the Executive Order seeking to ban people from seven primarily Muslim nations from entering the country. The group of Alamedans chanted and cheered as they were met with support from people driving by.

After the rally the crowd marched a short distance and were joined by neighbors coming out of their homes, cheering “This is Alameda!” Alamedans in attendance included City Councilmember and City of Alameda Democratic Club President Jim Oddie, Vice Mayor Malia Vella, City Councilmember Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Mayor Trish Spencer as well as members of Alameda’s faith community.