Republican candidate for ACC wants to cut utilities to immigrants

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How much further does Arizona have to sink before people realize that the Republicans have gone, and continue to sprint, for the extreme right-wing of their party? Republican candidate Barry Wong who is running for Arizona Corporation Commission, if elected, wants to cut off utilities to all people who can’t prove their citizen status! One thing is clear this year. Every single office counts, not just Governor and US Senate, but also state superintendent of public instruction, and corporation commission. Tom Horne has proven the former, and now Barry Wong is proving the latter. Arizona’s illegal immigrants should have utilities […]

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(VIDEO) GOP – Pretty religious hunters please apply

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I remember a few years ago a famous Democrat got in trouble for claiming that some people cling to guns or religion. I thought the outrage at the time was ridiculous, especially considering that this should be a source of pride especially to those who cling to their guns or religion. There is nothing wrong with this, and it is a true statement. Consider the choice of Sarah Palin. One of the reasons she was chosen as McCain’s running mate was because she was an evangelical Christian and would help round up the support of the religious right and Huckabee […]

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Travel warning for Arizona issued by ACLU

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The ACLU has issued a travel warning for Arizona to warn travelers about potential racial profiling and warrantless arrest. From the Arizona Republic. ACLU issues warnings for travel to Arizona The nation’s top civil liberties group has issued travel warnings for Arizona, saying the state’s new law cracking down on illegal immigrants could lead to racial profiling and warrantless arrests. American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Arizona, New Mexico and 26 other states put out the alerts on Wednesday. The Arizona chapter says they’ve received reports that law enforcement officers are already targeting some people even though the law doesn’t […]

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Jobs Bill rally at John McCain’s office today

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The Arizona AFL-CIO is planning a rally today at both the Tucson and Phoenix office of Senator John McCain to show support for the Jobs Bill currently being debated in the US Senate. The bill, crafted jointly by the Senate’s Finance and Small Business Committees, makes many temporary, and some permanent, changes to popular Small Business Administration programs that provide government guarantees for loans to small firms, including higher loan limits and higher guarantees. The legislation also offers tax incentives meant to spur investment and promote what its authors call “tax fairness.” It makes changes to programs designed to strengthen […]

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AZ Republic calls out Jan Brewer on her recent lies

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The Arizona Republic issued the Opinion below today. I’m glad the Arizona media is calling our leaders, even if unelected to their current positions, out on their lies like the Three Sonorans does when the story breaks. We need more truth and facts in our discussions if we want to solve this important and complex issues. Spreading fear and lies about a group of people does nothing to solve the problem and only makes things worse. Gov. Jan Brewer needs to get her facts straight Jun. 29, 2010 12:00 AM Gov. Jan Brewer got instant national attention by signing Arizona’s […]

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(VIDEO) Director of racial justice program gets racial profiled at AZ state building

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Irony is the best word to describe this; the next best words are sad and discouraging. Today was the kickoff of the month-long resistance to SB1070 becoming law on July 29th. One of the main issues that opponents of this bill, which include the US Justice Department and millions of people across the country, have is with the legalization of racial profiling. SB1070 makes it a crime to be in Arizona without proper documentation. Previously, the offense was not simply existing in this state, but a visa violation perhaps.  Now, to simply exist, to breathe and live on the earth […]

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(VIDEO) Resist 1070 press conference

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Three Sonorans has condensed the press conference today to under 10 minutes in a YouTube video which you can find below. Below are just some of the organizations involved with this month-long resistance to 1070, and you can find the video below. As a quick reminder, this is a description of this resistance from the press release: Communities across the state and the nation have galvanized in opposition to SB1070. Today we announce a press conference for tomorrow at 11:30 am, one month before the effective date, to call for RESISTANCE. For the next 4 Fridays, our Tucson community will […]

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Randy Parraz opens US Senate campaign office in Tucson today

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Randy Parraz, democratic candidate for US Senate seeking to replace John McCain, is officially opening his Tucson campaign headquarters Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 5:30-7:30pm, at 1801 E. Broadway, on the NW intersection at Campbell. Parraz entered the US Senate race on April 26th, the Monday after SB1070 was signed the previous Friday. With a background of community organizing working for labor and civil rights as the former state director of the AFL-CIO in Arizona, Parraz said he entered the race because of the direction John McCain was taking this state in as a supporter of SB1070 and with his […]

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Growing resistance against 1070 starts today

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We reported yesterday that Tucson-based Derechos Humanos, in union with at least 7 other organizations, is planning a month of action against SB1070. Everything begins today, June 29, with a press conference at 11:30am at the State Building in Tucson which is located at Broadway and Granada. Today marks the one-month countdown to SB1070 becoming law in Arizona. There will be a weekly vigil from 4-7pm every night at the State Building. In just a few hours, the organizations joining this resistance has grown, with the addition of Jewish Voice for Peace Students for Justice in Palestine The Nonviolent Legacy […]

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Month-long resistance to SB1070 in Tucson starts tomorrow

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Tucson-based Derechos Humanos, in union with at least 7 other organizations, is planning a month of action against SB1070. Everything begins tomorrow (June 29) with a press conference at 11:30am at the State Building in Tucson which is located at Broadway and Granada. Tomorrow marks the one-month countdown to SB1070 becoming law in Arizona. There will be a weekly vigil from 4-7pm every night at the State Building. The press release is below. You can be sure Three Sonorans will be covering this month of action! For immediate release June 28, 2010 Coalición de Derechos Humanos No More Deaths Tucson […]

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