Press Release from The National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Famous Lead Singer to Join National Organizations to Denounce Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Out of Control Intimidation and Humiliation
National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Puente Arizona, and Somos America
Press Conference to Announce National March Against Sheriff Arpaio’s abuses
Sidewalk in front of Sheriff Arpaio’s Headquarters.
100 West Washington, Phoenix Arizona
Tuesday, February 24. 11:00am.
“Recently the nation witnessed the humiliation of migrants in a spectacle evocative of the most horrific episodes of human history,” explains Pablo Alvarado, Director of NDLON. “People across the country are outraged by the human rights violations in Maricopa County and they are being moved to action.”
In the last month Sheriff Joe Arpaio intensified his on-going attacks against Latinos by segregating the county jail and parading undocumented migrants shackled in a chain-gang into a “tent city.”
Zack de la Rocha responded to the news by saying, “To witness what is happening in Arizona and remain neutral is to be implicated in human rights violations that are occurring right here on US soil. History will not be kind to Joe Arpaio. He will be remembered with other sheriffs like Bull Connor who subjugated and terrorized communities for shortsighted political gain. I hope everyone will join me in protesting Sheriff Joe this Saturday.”
National organizations and others will hold an emergency convening this Friday and march in Phoenix, Saturday, February 28th, starting at 9:00am at Steele Indian School Park to call on Secretary Napolitano to revoke Sheriff Arpaio’s 287g agreement and call for an end to the raids.
More details can be found at www.ndlon.org.