Standing on the Side of Love, Wherever You Are
On July 29th, Arizona’s new draconian immigration law went into effect. Many law enforcement officers disapprove of the law, believing it will promote racial profiling and “would likely negatively effect and undermine the level of trust and cooperation between local police and immigrant communities.”1
More than 100 volunteers from Standing on the Side of Love are going to Arizona to stand witness for the National Day of Non-Compliance, and communities across the country are hosting prayers and actions in solidarity in response to this injustice.
Can you plan or attend a vigil or similar action in your community in solidarity against injustice as a part of the July 29th-August 1st National Weekend of Prayer and Action for Immigrant Justice?
Whether your vigil has 3 people or 30 people, by joining a vigil you are stepping up to join a movement of communities across the country in solidarity with immigrants and with Arizona.
As proceedings continue to develop on the ground, we will be providing updates to keep you informed. With the help of volunteers we will be producing video and reporting on the increasingly tense situation.
We hope you will join your voice to mine in solidarity against racial profiling and an unjust immigration system.
Plan a prayer vigil or similar action in your community and add it to the list here:
You can find information on how to plan a prayer vigil or solidarity action here.
“Arizona immigration law creates rift,” USA Today, April 25, 2010. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-04-25-arizona-immigration_N.htm