Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Tucson City Councilor Regina Romero & Faith Community Representatives Invite Public to Forum on SB 1070 with Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor Tucson City Councilor Regina Romero and a diverse coalition of faith-based community representatives are inviting the public to a forum on the City of Tucson’s response to SB 1070. The forum was established following Mayor and Council’s declaration of Tucson as an “Immigrant Welcoming City” earlier this year. Part of the resolution, which passed by a 6-1 vote, established a public dialogue on racial profiling and the implementation of SB 1070, as well as what it means for our community. The forum will be held on Tuesday, September 25th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Most Holy Trinity Parish, 1300 N. Greasewood. Tucson Police Chief Villaseñor and City Attorney Mike Rankin will discuss SB 1070 and what it means for public safety and the City of Tucson. Individuals will have the opportunity to ask questions, including what our rights are under the law. What: Community Forum in Response to SB 1070 When: Tuesday, September 25th 2012 - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Where: Most Holy Trinity Parish, 1300 N. Greasewood The forum comes days after Judge Susan Bolton lifted of her original injunction on SB1070, allowing section 2b of the law to go into effect. This section is knows as the “papers please” provision, and has been considered one of the most controversial conditions of the law. The U.S. Department of Justice and civil rights groups have both set up hotlines to document racial profiling, and are asking individuals to report the violation of civil liberties. The DOJ hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010, and the email is SB1070@usdoj.gov. The ACLU hotline number is 1-855-RESPETO or 1-855-737-7386.