What: NDLON and Puente call on all people of conscience across the country to converge on Arizona on May 29. Together we will march to Stop the Hate and demand that Obama issue an executive order nullifying SB1070. STOP THE HATE!!!
Background: The passage of SB 1070 by Governor Brewer sparked national outrage catalyzing a movement for immigrant rights and lending a sense of urgency to stop the hate and terrorizing of immigrants and people of color in Arizona and across the nation. Puente (a human rights movement anchored in Phoenix) and NDLON (National Day Laborers Organizing Network) is calling for all people of conscience to converge on Arizona to Stop the hate on May 29th and demand President Obama take action to nullify this hateful law.
We urge President Obama to:
- 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.
- Immediately suspend and terminate all police-ICE partnerships, including 287(g) agreements and the so-called 'Secure Communities Initiative."
- Direct the Department of Homeland Security to refuse to take custody of anyone charged with violating provisions of SB 1070.
Friday, May 28th, Human Rights Festival at 8pm: music and art making for march.
Saturday, May 29th, Human Rights March, 8am gathering time: 5 mile long march converging at State Capitol. There will be live music at the beginning and end of march. Delegations from throughout the country and tens of thousands expected from the state. Local and national faith, human, civil, and labor leader speakers.
Sunday, May 30th, Organizing Summit at 10am (tentatively): Strategy discussion about how to continue the struggle for human rights and dignity nationwide. Will specifically share plans for the freedom summer, ongoing boycott, base building in Arizona, and a non-compliance strategy for SB1070.
Housing: Please fill out the form below to accommodate your caravan or delegation. We must receive the form by Wednesday, May 26th. We must receive one questionnaire for each participant or groups requesting housing and lodging. Form here: http://www.altoarizona.com/getmetoaz.html
Background websites and articles:
Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration
Arizona: The Wrong Answer
On the Eve of SB-1070’s Enactment: What Can President Obama Do?
Arizona tourism loses more business in wake of immigration law vote
Arizona immigration bill protesters arrested