Women to Set Up Camp Outside Governor's Home--Calling for An Overturn of SB 1070

Contact: Liz Hourican, (480) 236-0051
Nancy Mancias, (415) 342-6409, codepink.nancy@gmail.com

July 30th, 2010

WHEN: July 30th 8pm through August 1st 7pm -- Friday July 30th 9pm Candlelight vigil and Saturday July 31st 8am-10am delivery of Pink "Have a Heart—Overturn SB1070" Hearts to the Governor's home.

WHERE: 6835 Union Hills Drive, Glendale, Arizona

After staging a peaceful blockade outside the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, CODEPINK continues its protest against SB 1070 with a camp-out outside Governor Jan Brewer's Glendale home. The women's peace group is calling the camp "Camp Hermana" and it will be based on building unity and sisterhood from the evenings of July 30th to August 1st with discussion, prayer and song to highlight the need to overturn SB 1070.

"Thursday July 29th is a national day of solidarity for those who struggle for equal access to a better quality of life. Even though Wednesday's court ruling prevented the damaging provisions of SB 1070 to pass, the entire law has not been eliminated and the racist subtext which sparked the creation of the law still exists. Immigration rights activists can take this minimal injunction as a partial victory, but with the continued hostility from the Governor and local legislators the pressure and work cannot stop," states CODEPINK organizer Nancy Mancias.

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.