Tuesday, February 17, 2009

FW: No to Arpaio! Come to Arizona Feb. 27th And Organize a Teach-in in Your Town!

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REPLY TO: Yadira Hernandez Herrera [mailto:yhernandez@ndlon.org]

***please forward widely****

Call for Teach-ins Across the Country: 

No to Sheriff Arpaio, No to Hate.

Sign up for action alerts: www.ndlon.org

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) along with a broad coalition of grassroots and national organizations is calling for you to mobilize to hold teach-ins and organize local actions leading up to a massive march and demonstration in Phoenix 2/28 to shut down the immigrant detention camp.

These teach-ins serve to resist the systematic normalization of hate and xenophobia occurring in Arizona through the use of immigration laws. Arizona is the testing ground for right-wing immigration policy.  If we cannot stop it there, we'll see similar activities spread across the country.

It is crucial that you help raise awareness and collect resources in support of the communities terrorized by the Maricopa Sheriff and his volunteer posses.

Last week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa, Arizona marched 200 chained and shackled immigrants from a detention center to a segregated "tent city," in the desert surrounded by a recently installed electric fence, where it will soon reach 120 degrees daily. Sheriff Arpaio has cut their access to healthcare and plans to force them to work in chain gangs if they "misbehave."

We are calling for federal intervention in this crisis and for Pres. Obama's appointee to the Dept. of Homeland Security, Arizona Governor Napolitano, to sever Sheriff Arpaio's agreement with federal immigration authorities due to his gross human rights violations

Please join Community organizations, faith-based institutions, students, and academics by holding a teach-in to discuss the human rights crisis in Maricopa, Arizona and coming to Phoenix February 27th and 28th. The teach-ins explore the latest civil and human rights violations in Arizona as an alarming trend to criminalize immigrants that last week reached apartheid-like proportions.

Sign up for action alerts: www.ndlon.org 

If you are interested in hosting a teach-in and would like a tool-kit or a speaker from the campaign contact: sarahi@ndlon.org or genaro0519@aol.comveritofede@yahoo.com


New York TImes Editorial re: segregated tent city. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/opinion/06fri2.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=arpaio&st=cse

Another information source is http://www.lafronteratimes.com/

Video of the forced march: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP7AcZNwvhc


Arnoldo Garcia

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Red Nacional Pro Derechos Inmigrantes y Refugiados

310 8th Street Suite 303

Oakland, CA 94607

Tel (510) 465-1984 ext. 305

Fax (510) 465-1885





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See NNIRR's letter with signatures

to President Barack Obama at



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