ACLU “Mobile Rights Team” cross-country tour stops at the Latino Mall in West Valley City
May 7, 2012
When: May 12, 2012, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Latino Mall, 2470 South Redwood Road, West Valley City, UT 84119
What: “Estamos Unidos” (We Are United) is a national campaign headed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
against anti-immigrant laws and federal programs that involve local police and sheriffs in immigration law enforcement. We come together to protest discrimination and defend our rights even as the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing arguments on Arizona’s discriminatory, anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. The Court heard arguments on April 25, and its decision, expected by June 2012, will have an impact on laws in states like Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah and Indiana.
The ACLU Mobile Rights Team tour launched “Estamos Unidos” on Saturday April 21 in San Francisco and will be returning to California May 14 and stay through the end of May, with workshops and rallies along the way led by ACLU and immigrant rights partners. The team will cover over 5,000 miles as it travels through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California to share information about everyone’s basic rights – regardless of immigration status – gather stories of those impacted by anti-immigrant laws, and form alliances with all who oppose discrimination in any part of the country.