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While Judge Deliberates, Arizona Communities Pledge Non-Compliance on July 29th. With or Without SB 1070 Injunction, Human Rights Crisis in Arizona Continues
What: National Day of Non-Compliance with Arizona’s SB 1070. Protests, Rallies, & Peaceful Resistance.
When: July 29th, 2010.
Who: Puente Movement, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Somos America, and allies
Where: 9:00am pacific Sheriff Arpaio’s Office. 1st ave & Washington. Rally & Civil Disobedience
4:00pm pacific County Jail. 5th ave & Madison. Concert & Rally
(Phoenix, Arizona) On July 22nd, civil rights groups and the United States Department of Justice presented arguments in two separate hearings to block the implementation of SB1070 in Phoenix, Arizona. During the hearings, hundreds rallied outside the courthouse to demonstrate opposition to the racial profiling law. The day ended with seven individuals arrested in acts of civil disobedience after blocking the main intersection in front of the courthouse with a banner that read, “Stop SB1070: We Will Not Comply.”
Last week’s civil disobedience marks an escalation of a growing movement for human rights in response immoral and unjust immigration laws. The recent 100,000 person march on May 29th as well as the groundswell of community efforts in the past two months has galvanized the nation in opposition to Arizona’s anti-immigrant, racial profiling law.
July 29th, the day SB1070 goes into effect, marks a “Day of Non-Compliance” for groups across the state and throughout the country. In Phoenix, groups will rally at 9:00am outside of Sheriff Arpaio’s office and hold a concert outside Arpaio’s county jail at 4:00pm that afternoon.
Carlos Garcia of Puente explained, “In Maricopa County, we’ve been living under SB 1070 conditions without the law in effect. The Judge’s decision will not stop the rampant racial profiling, extreme terror, inhumane detention, and persecution lived under Sheriff Arpaio and others like him. Our community’s response will continue to grow until real justice comes to Arizona.”
Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, also acknowledged the deeper roots of Arizona’s crisis, “Empowering states and cities to enforce federal immigration laws is a dangerous trend that led to the rise of SB1070. A real solution to the growing hatred and targeting of people of color requires President Obama to assert the federal government’s authority to enforce immigration laws. Anything short of that leaves communities in jeopardy.”
Throughout the state there will be marches, rallies, religious events, and decentralized acts of civil disobedience. San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, and other cities are also rallying on the 29th in support of Arizona to protest SB1070 and unjust immigration enforcement policies. Community groups against SB1070 vow to continue to protest, organize, and boycott against this unjust law.
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