Thursday, July 29, 2010

Detroit Demonstration Today Demanding the Full Repeal of Arizona's Racial Profiling Law

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Event: Demonstrate to Repeal Arizona Apartheid Law in Full
Date: Today, 4:30-5:30pm
Location: McNamara Federal Bldg., Michigan at Cass, Downtown
Sponsors: Centro Obrero, Latinos Unidos, MECAWI, MWRO, DCAPB, Moratorium NOW!
Contact: 313.671.3715, 580.5474

Despite Injunction People Must Fight to Overturn Arizona's SB 1070
Racial Profiling Law in Full; Gather Today in Downtown Detroit at the Federal Bldg., Michigan at Cass, 4:30pm

Even though a federal court issued a temporary injunction suspending aspects of the racial profiling law targeting immigrants in Arizona, civil rights and human rights organizations across the country will hold demonstrations today demanding the overturning of such an unjust bill in full.

On April 23, 2010, the governor of Arizona signed into law SB 1070, a
law that legalizes racial profiling and criminalizes undocumented
persons as "trespassers" and makes it a crime to be without your
passport, green card, visa or state identification.

In Michigan a copycat law has been introduced in the State Legislature that would also subject people of color to racial profiling. Numerous groups in Arizona have called for a National Day of Action against SB 1070 on July 29.

Join us in demanding a repeal of the racist, anti-immigrant Arizona SB 1070 bill and in opposing the introduction of similar repressive
legislation in Michigan.

Please bring anti-racist signs demanding the repeal of this unjust law targeting our immigrant brothers and sisters as well as all people of color.

No comments: