Petra disappointed that the “papers please” component of SB 1070 has become reality in AZ

With the upholding and implementationn of the “show me your papers” section of SB 1070, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has allowed this segment to become a reality for our community.

Executive Director of Promise Arizona in Action, Petra Falcon said this will not only lead to racial profiling and the division of hardworking families, but will also add to the costs of the economy and taxpayers during future court cases.

“This fight is not over,” Falcon said. “We will continue to organize our community, teach people their rights, and support the inevitable future court challenges. Arizonans are ready to move on, and focus on the real issues that confront all residents of our state.”

Make sure you make a difference and take action. Register to vote and turn out on Election Day. Also, make sure to call and report if you have been racially profiled. If you believe you were detained because of your race, the color of your skin or your accent, call 1855-RESPETO (1855-737-7386). Racial profiling is illegal and you are protected from being racially profiled by the U.S. Constitution.

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4 Days left to make a difference

There are only 4 days left of voter registration, and we need to let Arpaio know that we are not stopping until we have the power to defeat him! This means registering the people in our community to vote.

Volunteer to say Adios ArpaioJoin us today to say ‘Adios Arpaio’ by registering your neighbors, friends and family to vote.

Our young people are leading the way.  Promise Arizona in Action (PAZ) has over 100 volunteers registering voters on the streets every day. Junnyor Martinez, a 16-year-old aspiring pediatrician who attends Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, is just one example. Last year, his brother was detained for two months because he is undocumented and was driving without a license.  “Those were the hardest two months of my life,” he said, “and motivated me to join Promise Arizona in Action.”

But we are less than a week from the voter registration deadline and Junnyor can’t do it alone. With so little time left, we need everyone to come out to register voters at least once before Oct. 9th.

“I want to be the change that I want to see, and it’s going to happen,” Junnyor said. “I want justice for everybody, and I want to help organize our community to elect politicians who truly represent us.”

We believe that Junnyor and others like him will transform our state from an outpost of fear and hatred to a beacon of hope for all families in the future.

Hope to see you at our Latino Vote Fiesta at AZ’s State Capitol on Oct. 9th and read the recent Arizona Capitol Times article profiling our work.

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Show us your papers

Sadly, the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070 has now become a reality in Arizona.  But the only papers that we will be showing right now are the over 14,000 voter registration forms we’ve collected from Latino voters who are fired up, and will change the future of our state.  Promise Arizona in Action is committed to registering thousands of new voters to stand up and speak out against laws like SB 1070 that hurt our communities.

canvassPic1.jpgPlease contribute $5 or $10 today to pay for food and gas for our volunteers so we can register 6,775 more voters before the voter registration deadline on October 9th.

While politicians like Jan Brewer, Russell Pearce, and Joe Arpaio have been preoccupied with passing and enforcing laws that are intended to trample on our human rights, Promise Arizona in Action has been steadily building the power of our community.  Since SB 1070 passed in 2010, Promise Arizona in Action and our sister organization, Promise Arizona, have registered over 30,000 new and motivated Latino voters.


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Promise Arizona in Action: Maxima's Story (video)

Max is one of the many DREAMers in Promise Arizona in Action who has long been involved in the movement. Although she is ineligible to vote, Max continues to mobilize our communities by spreading the message on the power of the Latino vote.

Max said, “Educating the Hispanics in this area is the most crucial part of empowering and changing the statutes of our community.”

October 9th is the last day to register voters for this years elections.

Join Maxima now by coming to the Latino Voter Fiesta at the AZ State Capitol on Oct. 9th.

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