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We are ALL Arizona /Todas y todos somos Arizona
AZ Governor Brewer Signs SB 1070, Anti-Immigrant Racial Profiling Law
Communities in Arizona and across the country build opposition, call for ending SB 1070
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed today the anti-immigrant, racial profiling bill SB 1070 at 1:30 pm Pacific Time, despite a massive outpouring of opposition from within the state and nationwide.
In the state of Arizona, massive protests have been taking place and are expected to continue. This morning thousands of high school and college students, largely from immigrant families, broke away from classes to take part in protests against this horrific legislation that could have a devastating effect on their communities.
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights joins these grassroots voices and mobilization of Arizona communities to denounce SB 1070.
TAKE FOUR ACTIONS
NNIRR urges you take four actions NOW to take a stand for justice and human rights.
1. Raise your voices for fairness and equality at the border.
Call Gov. Brewer’s office and tell her SB 1070 is a disaster for the rights of all our communities.
SB 1070 will intensify racial discrimination, criminalization of immigrants – or anyone who does not pass as white or a U.S. citizen.
CALL (602) 542-4331 | You can also email Gov. Brewer at: azgov
2. We are all Arizona:
Organize a house-meeting, a vigil and other actions to express support for immigrant rights in Arizona and in your community.
Also ask your family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends to talk about what is happening in Arizona. Ask them to make calls and send emails to Gov. Brewer with this message: We are all Arizona. Your law cannot break our spirit of community; your law will not stand. Racial profiling and racial discrimination are illegal and SB 1070 will be stopped.
3. Build the movement for justice & human rights – tell President Obama to roll back the hate and end all immigration police-collaboration initiatives.
Call President Obama to ask him to speak out against the climate of hate and SB 1070. SB 1070 depends on federal immigration policing programs.
Ask President Obama to roll-back the federal immigration enforcement programs that allow local police agencies to collaborate in immigration control. The 287(g) and Secure Communities programs are encouraging the kind of hateful activity we are witnessing in Arizona.
CALL the White House at (202) 456-1111.
4. Give direct support and express your solidarity to communities organizing on the ground in Arizona.
The Coalición de Derechos Humanos, (DH) based in Tucson, is organizing and working with grassroots community groups and activists to demand accountability and an end to U.S. immigration and border control policies that deliberately funnel migrants through Arizona’s deadly desert and mountain regions and where hundreds die and disappear every year.
Gov. Brewer has signed SB 1070 and also increasing the militarization of immigration and border communities, calling for the deployment of National Guard troops on the Arizona border. Derechos Humanos is in the frontlines of the fight for rights in justice and against the militarization of immigration control and border communities.
Click here to visit the Coalición de Derechos Humanos and make a generous contribution to support community organizing for justice and human rights.