SB 1070 Phoenix Protestors Face Criminal Justice System with Support & Love
Today at 12pm, Rev. Susan Frederick Gray of the UU Congregation of Phoenix and Sal Reza of Puente AZ held a press conference to speak about immigrant rights in the United States and deliver the message that any law that separates families is immoral and wrong.
The occasion was the pre-trial hearings for their July 29th arrests during the National Day of Non-Compliance with SB 1070.
“When unjust laws are passed, it is the obligation of people of conscience to rise up non-violently against them,” said Rev. Frederick Gray. “Laws that terrorize children and families are immoral. As a mother I know that this is wrong. Any law that creates second-class citizenship for any American, as SB1070 does, is both wrong and immoral. That is why I participated in non violent civil disobedience.” Local UUs and the Puente community rallied together to stand on the side of love with those arrested on July 29th at the Maricopa County Jail.
“We need to continue to build solidarity with those who gave up their liberties,” said Reza.
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