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National Resistance to SB 1070 Escalates with Tens of Thousands Marching in Phoenix May 29th

Over 60 actions planned across the nation to join efforts in demanding President Obama take Federal Action


WHAT: National
civil and human rights leaders rally to stop racial profiling law, SB
1070. Call on Obama Administration to take Action.
WHEN: Saturday May
29, 2010

8:00am: Pre-Rally and Performances at Indian Steele Park
(Corner of 3rd Street and Indian School Rd)

: estimated march start (see attachment for march

estimated arrival to State Capitol on 1700 West
Washington, Phoenix, AZ. Follow by Rally and Performances

WHO: Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, National Day
Laborer Organizing Network Executive Director Pablo Alvarado, AFL-CIO
President Richard Trumka, International Executive Vice President of SEIU
Eliseo Medina, Co-founder of United Farm Workers Dolores Huerta, singer
Jenni Rivera, singer Alex Lora of El Tri, Trail of DREAMs, original
participants of Mississippi Freedom Summer, and thousands of people from
Arizona and states across the nation.

Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director, National Day
Laborer Organizing Network, states, "The eyes of the world are watching
and President Obama must act. SB1070 is where we draw the line and say
enough is enough. Enough of a disastrous and dangerous 'enforcement
first' strategy to immigration reform. Enough to the criminalization of
workers and families. We will escalate our struggle until the President
acts concretely to stop the implementation of SB1070 and modernize the
immigration laws to match the values of our nation."

For a list of local solidarity actions visit: