Travel Logistics for Standing on the Side of Love in Phoenix, July 28-30th
Travel reimbursement to Phoenix will be handled by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix. The congregation would like to reimburse those who require travel assistance at the highest percentage rate of travel costs as possible, but the amount of funds reimbursed to each participant will vary depending on how many apply for travel assistance, and other budgetary considerations. To estimate the level of support you may receive, the congregation will aim to provide no less than $100 per person. Travel reimbursement will be limited to airline, train or bus travel.
To request assistance
Please go ahead and book your travel. Then, provide the information listed below to:
Unitarian Univeralist Congregation of Phoenix
4027 East Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Address, City, State, Zip
Your congregation or organizational affiliation
Plane, bus or train receipt (make sure the amount is listed)
If you have any immediate questions, please email email@example.com or telephone 602-840-8400.
Please be aware you will likely not hear back until after the National Day of Non Compliance.
To offer assistance
If you would like to contribute to the travel fund so that someone who otherwise would not be able to afford the trip, please send your donations by check to the UU Congregation of Phoenix (with “travel fund” in the subject line).
Home Hospitality in Phoenix
If you have requested housing in Phoenix, or will need travel while in Phoenix, your contact on the ground is Carolina Krawarik. You have likely already received an email from her, but if not, please feel free to reach her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in the Phoenix area and would like to offer home hospitality, Valley Unitarian Universalist (VUU) is coordinating volunteers via this website: http://www.vuu.org/homestay
Hotels in Phoenix
There will be at least two sites at which we will gather, Downtown Phoenix and UUCP. In terms of logistics, it would be best to stay at a hotel near one of them.
The Clarendon Hotel (recommended by ProAZ as a business opposing SB1070)
401 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
The owners of the Clarendon are outspoken against SB1070 and are offering UUs a discounted rate if they are coming to protest. $69 night with an additional $10 per night fee (which covers parking, high-speed internet, local/long distance calls, two bottles of water, in-room coffee/tea, morning newspaper, use of fitness facility and pool). Please ask for Ben Bethel to book this rate.
Intercontinental Montelucia Resort (pricey – but right around the corner from UUCP)
4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ
Convenient to UUCP, airport, and downtown:
LaQuinta Inn (and fairly low cost)
4727 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Transportation while in Phoenix
Carolina Krawarik s also coordinating transportation to and from the airport and to and from the events. She can be reached at email@example.com.
In addition, Phoenix has a light rail system, which is connected to the airport via a shuttle.
Observing the Boycott
UUs are urged to remember that, while we are coming to Arizona to stand with the immigrant and/or Latin@/Hispanic communities, we are still observing the economic boycott being called for by our allies. That means, wherever possible, please patronize businesses that oppose SB1070. The ProAZ website maintains a list of business that we are encouraged to use preferentially.
It’s monsoon season in Arizona. Pack a light weight poncho type item!