Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sen. Richard Miranda to speak at NALEO National Conference on SB 1070

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Sen. Richard Miranda (D-Phoenix) will be a speaker at the 27th Annual National Association for Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Conference during the National Leadership Luncheon on Saturday, June 26 in Denver.

“This is a great opportunity to speak with my fellow Latino elected officials on the divisive immigration bills passed by the Arizona Legislature, SB 1070 and amendments by HB 2162,” said Sen. Richard Miranda. “We need to focus on how to stop anti-immigrant and anti-civil rights legislation from making it through our statehouses.”

Over 81% of registered Latino voters in Arizona oppose SB 1070 and 85% of registered Latino voters in Arizona believe that SB 1070 will lead to Latinos who are legal immigrants or U.S. citizens to getting stopped or questioned by police. (Latino Decisions & National Council of La Raza, May 6, 2010)

“We need real reform. SB 1070 is nothing, but mean-spirited legislation that will lead to racial profiling, break established community relations with police and come at the cost of the civil rights of American citizens,” said Miranda.

Miranda is also the Co-Chair of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus.

Founded in 1976, NALEO is a non-partisan association of more than 6,000 Latino officials in the United States. NALEO is on the Internet at: http://www.naleo.org/

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