Los Comités en Defensa del Barrio
LA HUELGA DEL PUEBLO
For Immediate Release
Date: Monday, 2011
Contacts: Raul Cordero (602) 488-9731; Anayanse Garza (602) 487-0186; Tupac Enrique Acosta (602) 466-8367
Community Demand for Transparency and Accountability
Phoenix, AZ - Following in the wake of recent revelations by the Center for Media and Democracy that have exposed the immoral collusion between private prison industry lobby groups with ties to the American Legislative Council (ALEC) and state legislators across the country, the Boycott Commission of Los Comités en Defensa del Barrio today have requested that all current Arizona state legislators be immediately forthcoming in making public their association, participation, or membership in the ALEC consortium. A deadline of July 29, 2011 has been extended to all elected state official to address and respond publicly regarding their ties with ALEC.
The date of July 29, 2011 coincides with the anniversary of the date when AZ SB1070 was to be implemented, a piece of legislation which was crafted in the bowels ALEC and then imported into the Arizona State legislature by AZ Senate President Russell Pearce. The call today by the Boycott Commission of the CDB is for transparency and accountability for the economic interests that have been profiteering through contracts with the private prison industry in cahoots with law enforcement personalities across the state.