Coalition calls for non-compliance with S.B. 1070 - Tucson News Now

Coalition calls for non-compliance with S.B. 1070

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By Mindy Blake - email

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) -  Unless the court steps in, Arizona's immigration enforcement law is set to take effect a week from Thursday.

A coalition of groups is planning a response.

They're calling July 29th, a "Nationwide Day of Action."

Several faith, humanitarian, and immigrants rights groups are putting out an appeal for non- compliance with the law.

They are asking businesses, schools and churches to get involved.

Coalition member Rachel Richardson says, "We will not comply with laws that de-humanize and criminalize human beings. We will not comply with laws that destroy families and tear apart our communities."

There are dozens of groups involved in the non-compliance effort. 

Among them are Coalición de Derechos Humanos, No More Deaths, Tucson Samaritans, Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans, UA Against SB1070, Tucson May 1st Coalition, We Reject Racism - TYLO, Jewish Voice for Peace, Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras, the Resotration Project, Alliance for Global Justice, International Action Center of Tucson, Tucson YWCA, Calpoli Texixcali, the Guatemala Committee, and the Southwest United Church of Christ Justice, Border Action Network, and Witness Ministry.  Allied groups in Phoenix and Flagstaff include Puente, Somos America, the National Day Labor Organizing Network and the Repeal Coalition.

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