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On April 25, 2012 the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments challenging the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070. A decision by the Supreme Court about the Arizona law will impact Arizonans as well as people in states across the country that have passed copycat laws (información en español). But, regardless of what happens at the Supreme Court, it is important to stay informed, know your rights (en español) and report any abuse. If you feel your rights have been violated, please report it to the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona (ACLU-AZ) at www.acluaz.org/get-help.
The ACLU is fighting unjust legislation and illegal practices everyday in the courts and in our communities. When Governor Brewer signed SB 1070, the ACLU together with other civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the law. When Utah, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina passed copycat legislation, the ACLU joined coalition partners to file lawsuits in all five states. And we will continue to fight legislation that threatens Arizonans’ basic rights and defend the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.
Join us to speak up for the rights of all. During the week of oral arguments at the Supreme Court, we’ll be hosting a community forum, a town hall, and march for justice in Phoenix. Visit our calendar for a complete list of events across Arizona.
Also starting April 22nd, the ACLU is launching the Estamos Unidos campaign, calling on people across the country to stand against anti-immigrant state laws like Arizona’s SB 1070 and federal programs that further involve local police and sheriffs in immigration enforcement. "Estamos Unidos" – which means “We are United” – includes a 10-day coast to coast tour starting in California and ending in South Carolina. Visit the campaign website for information about how to get involved and for events near you.
Wherever you are, join us to stop discrimination and ensure everyone’s Constitutional rights.