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!
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June 28, 2010
Coalición de Derechos Humanos
No More Deaths
UA Students Against SB 1070
Tucson May 1st Coalition
International Action Center of Tucson
Tierra Y Libertad Organization – TYLO
We Reject Racism Campaign
11:30am – June 29th
Northwest Corner of Congress and Granada
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 mobilize from 4 PM to 7 PM in front of the State building in Tucson, Arizona, to join with the hundreds of actions across the country demanding a repeal or nullification of this dangerous and racist law. From youth to labor to faith and community-based organizations, our commitment to social, economic, and political justice commands us to act in defiance of this and any other law that violates basic human rights. We act on the principle that if a law is unjust, our duty is RESISTANCE!
Our actions come from our acknowledgement that we are all one community and that our foremost responsibility is to care for one another. SB1070 is totally contrary to our basic duty to act to protect each another, and so we MUST resist any enforcement of this law.