TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010 (517) 999-3646
Week of Actions Across State in Opposition to Arizona-Style Law
Business Leaders Call for Workable Immigration Reform
Arizona State Rep. Joins Rep. Tlaib for Introduction of House Resolution Opposing Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Contact: Leigh Fifelski, 248.321.4579, (MI)

Martine Apodaca, 202.731.4601, (DC)

Nikhol Atkins, 248.632.3734, (Detroit)

Ryan Bates, 248.787.6767, (Lansing)

Press Conference: State Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Announce Introduction of Resolution Opposing Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law and Urging Michiganders to Boycott

Special Guest: Arizona State House Representative Kyrsten Sinema

In response to Arizona’s extremist anti-immigrant law, State Representative Rashida Tlaib and supporters from the legislature, and the faith and labor communities, will introduce a resolution calling for repeal, demanding a thorough investigation by the Justice department, and urging Michiganders to boycott Arizona. She will be joined by State Representative Kyrsten Sinema, who has helped lead the opposition in Arizona.

Tuesday, May 25th, 10:45 AM, Lansing, West Capitol Steps

Telefonic Press Briefing: Resolution Calling for the Repeal of Arizona’s SB 1070 and Urging Michiganders to Boycott

Additional press availability for those not able to attend Lansing’s press event featuring:

Office of State Representative Rashida Tlaib

Arizona State Representative Kyrsten Sinema

Stephanie Chang, President, APIA-Vote Michigan

Jordan Bruxvoort, Michigan Organizing Project Grand Rapids

Tuesday, May 25th, 11:45 AM

Dial In Number: 800-895-0198 Passcode: MICHIGAN

Press Conference: Business and Social Service Leaders Oppose Arizona-Style Law in Michigan, Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The business and social service communities have joined together in opposition to a proposed Arizona-style anti-immigrant law in Michigan. At this press event, Ray Lozano, Executive Director of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will detail why such a law would be devastating for business and jobs in Michigan. He will be joined by Angela Reyes, Executive Director of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, and Eva Dewaelsche, President of SER Metro Inc.
Tuesday, May 25th, 10:00 AM, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2835 Bagley, Suite 600 (Second Floor), Detroit

Town Hall Meeting: Michigan Is Not the Next Arizona!

During this town hall meeting, Detroiters will stand up in opposition to the passage of an Arizona-style law in Michigan. The meeting will feature the testimonies of immigrants who have been hassled by the police and border patrol without justification. The campaign has invited all candidates for Governor to attend and officially register their support or opposition for such a bill.
Saturday, May 29th, 1:00 PM, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 1000 St. Anne’s Street, Detroit


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