Monday, April 23, 2012

Echo Actions Planned for April 25 on SB 1070 Case

From Center for Community Change:

Immigration Groups Plan ‘Echo Actions’ Nationwide on Why Supreme Court Must Declare Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law Unconstitutional
On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, a thinly veiled attempt to isolate immigrants and people of color and to deny them the basic rights everyone deserves.
The Supreme Court will decide whether states have the right to promote racism, hatred, and police harassment toward immigrants and people of color through laws like Arizona's.
Immigration rights groups who are members of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement will hold ‘echo actions’ nationwide on why the Supreme Court must declare Arizona’s law unconstitutional.
Here is a list of events happening nationwide, by state:
April 22-27: Phoenix, Arizona; Prayer Vigil @ Arizona State Capitol (Promise Arizona); Cesar Alcaraz (; (602) 200-4947)
April 23:  3:30 – 9 PM: Phoenix, Arizona; Youth March & Rally @ Falcon Park & Civic Space Park (Promise Arizona & United Farm Workers); Cesar Alcaraz (; (602) 200-4947)
April 25:  3 – 7 PM:  Phoenix, Arizona @ 3 PM at Civic Space Park (Broad Coalition); contact: Opal Tometi 602.349.1073 and B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668 and Cesar Alcarez 602.200.4947
April 24: 9:30 AM: Los Angeles, California; Rally & Press Conference @ the Federal Building 300 N. Los Angeles Street (CHIRLA); Jorge-Mario Cabrera,, (213) 353-1789
April 25: 12 PM: Boise, Idaho @ TBD; Press Conference (Idaho Community Action Network); Fernando Meija,, 208-830-0313
April 23: TBD: Chicago, Illinois @ TBD; Press Conference (Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights); Maria Salazar,, 847-668-1536
April 25: 4:30 p.m, Wichita, Kansas: Rally, in front of the Wells Fargo investment building downtown (Wells Fargo Advisors,300 S Main Street.( Sunflower Community Action) Sulma Arias, 316 650-3798
April 25: TBD: Boston, Massachusetts @ Federal Court House; Press Conference & Naturalization Ceremony (MIRA Coalition); Marcony Almeida,, 617 350 5477
April 24: 6 PM: Portland, Oregon @ Portland State University, Forum on SB1070 (CAUSA Oregon); Francisco Lopez,, 503 269-5694
April 25: TBD: Salem, Oregon @ TBD (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos de Noroeste); Erik Sorensen,, 503-488-0263
April 25: TBD: Knoxville, Tennessee @ TBD (Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition); Eben Cathey,, 615-775-1069


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