SB1070 Supreme Court Hearing Actions

March for Justice Color FlyerMarch for Justice – April 25th, 2012, Phoenix, AZ

The outcry was loud and widespread when Arizona lawmakers enacted SB1070 into law.  Its passage rang an alarm, signaling a renewed threat to the human rights and civil liberties of all.  At its core, SB1070 treats people as suspects for the color of their skin, and mandates harassment and discrimination.  As this malicious model of public policy makes its way to the floors of legislative chambers across the country, it seeks to accomplish two major tenants of the attrition strategy:  to embolden and encourage vigilante immigration enforcement and to drive fear into the hearts of targeted communities.

The next point of debate lands squarely in the chambers of the Supreme Court on April 25th.  As the judges listen to the arguments of each side, communities in resistance to SB1070 pledge to state their own case.  They invite us all to take part, to tell the story of what policies like SB1070 and ICE Access programs that create the same human rights crisis.  It is up to us to raise this legal debate to a moral one.  Do we want to be governed by laws with the malicious intent of SB1070?  Is that how we want to treat each other?

Join the voices of Arizona families on April 25th.  Arizona style immigration policies are the wrong direction for our country.  Programs like Secure Communities don’t make us safer, we must Restore Trust.

List of Actions around the Country:

Phoenix, AZ
March for Justice
Wednesday April 25th at 3pm
Civic Space Park
424 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Local Contact: Carlos Garcia 520-248-1697
Press Contact: B Loewe 773-791-4668

Tucson, AZ
Border Action Network & Coalición de Derechos Humanos at the State Building in Tucson to continue to send a strong, united message against racism, xenophobia, and the outright attack on our families and communities.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
For more information: 520-770-1373

Dallas, Texas
Pueblos Sin Fronteras
City Hall
1500 Marilla Street
Tuesday April 24th, 7pm
Contact: Roberto Corona 909-856-2322

Hartford, Connecticut
Press Conference
Labor unions, students, faith, community groups
Legislative Office Building,  Room 1-D
300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford Connecticut
April 25 at 1pm
Contact:  Rafael Pitchardo 860-578-4152
Lorella  Praeli 203-437-1436

Homestead, Florida
Press Conference
201 N. Krome Avenue, 2nd Floor, Homestead, FL  33030
Wednesday April 25, 11 am
Contact: Jonathan Fried (305) 281-9377;

Boston, Massachusetts
Press Conference and Rally
Centro Presente and Just Communities Campaign
Massachusetts State House
Wednesday April 25, 10am
Contact: Patricia Montes, 617-959-3108

Knoxville, Tennessee
Vigil and Rally
Knoxville United Against Racism, TIRRC
Krutch Park
Wednesday April 25th 7:30 pm
Contact: Miguel Carpizo

Washington DC
National and Local Immigrant and Civil Rights Groups
Steps of the Supreme Court
Wednesday April 25th at 11am
Contact: Susana Flores 240-7062624

Newark, NJ
Press Conference & Jericho Walk
Join NJ Faith Leaders and their Partners for the National Day of Action to STOP Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070
Wednesday April 25, 2012 at 9:30am
Grace Church in Newark at 950 Broad St. Newark, NJ
(Please dress in white vestments or clothing.)
For information, to endorse and to confirm you participation please contact: or call 201-563-1062

Milwaukee, WI
Press Conference on Voces May Day March, As US Supreme Court Begins Landmark Ruling on SB 1070
National immigrant rights leader Congressman Luis Gutierrez (IL) to speak at May Day March in Milwaukee
WHO: Voces de la Frontera and Immigrant Families
WHAT: Press Conference to Announce May Day Solidarity March
WHERE: Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee
WHEN: Wednesday April 25th, 11 am
CONTACT: JOE SHANSKY (414) 218-3331

San Francisco, CA
Community Vigil and News Conference re: SB1070 Hearing
When: Wednesday, April 25, 11:00 AM
Where: Polk St. steps of SF City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, California
Who:  Confirmed Speakers include SF Supe John Avalos; Erik Schnabel, Out for Immigration, Adoubou Traore, African Advocacy Network; Terry Valen, Filipino Community Center, others. Organized by the SF Immigrant Rights Defense Committee.


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