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5/29 in Phoenix: Join The Right Side Of History as Arizona Stands Against Hate

May 23, 2010

via NDLON:

Dear Friends and Allies:

In the last month, local, national, and international pressure has grown with vigils, fasts, protests, high school walkouts, boycotts, and civil disobedience-all in repudiation of SB1070, a law that creates 21st century apartheid in the United States. From Phoenix to Mexico to South Africa-the eyes of the world are watching an atrocious human rights crisis while President Obama and his administration fail to act.

On May 29, 2010, people of conscience from throughout the United States and Phoenix will march in the tens of thousands to the State Capitol to demand justice in the face of legalized discrimination and hate. They will demand that President Obama stand on the right side of history and take immediate and concrete action to stop SB1070.

Our Demands:

There are examples in the history of our country when the federal government has intervened to protect communities living under State sanctioned terror and unjust laws. This is why we urge President Obama to:

  1. Reassert the federal government’s exclusive control over immigration law by making clear that state and local police do not have the inherent authority to enforce immigration law.
  2. Immediately suspend and terminate all police-ICE partnerships, including 287(g) agreements and the so-called ‘Secure Communities Initiative.”
  3. Direct the Department of Homeland Security to refuse to take custody of anyone charged with violating provisions of SB 1070.

What can you do?

Join us in making history in Phoenix, Arizona on May 29th! March with tens of thousands of people from throughout the country as we collectively raise our voices to say: “We are All Arizona.” (click for free housing and full program)

Can’t make it to Arizona?

Organize or search for a solidarity action in your city (click here) and/or donate money to make the march a success. (click here)

Join us as we stand on the right side of history and reject criminalization and bigotry.

Sincerely

Pablo Alvarado
National Day Laborer Organizing Network

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