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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Events in Salem and Portland to stand against Arizona's Racial Profiling Law

Salem, Ore.-- This Saturday, CAUSA, several other organizations and immigrant rights advocates will hold a rally and march at the Oregon State Capitol in solidarity with the National Day of Action against S.B. 1070--Arizona's New Racial Profiling Law. They will send a message to members of the State Legislature that racist laws like S.B. 1070 are not welcome in Oregon.

After attending the March amd Rally at 11am in Salem, CAUSA and others will head up to Portland to participate in a March and Vigil at 5pm at SW 3rd and Madison.  The Portland March and Vigil is being hosted by the Portland Immigrants Rights Coalition and the Portland May Day Coalition.

Join immigrant rights supporters at both events and say "NO" to racist laws in Oregon and Arizona and "YES" to Immigration Reform!

Salem March and Rally
Oregon State Capitol Building, 11am
900 Court Street NE
Salem, Oregon
Coordinated by CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition, Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United (PCUN) & Radio Movimiento 95.9 FM, Oregon Farm Worker Ministry (OFWM), Voz Hispana, Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas (MLP), Farmworker Housing Development Corporation (FHDC), APANO and Adalante Mujeres.

Portland March and Vigil
SW 3rd and Madison, 5pm
Portland, Oregon
Coordinated by the Portland Immigrants Rights Coalition and Portland May Day Coalition

Signed into law last month by Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 provides sweeping and unprecedented immigration enforcement powers to local law enforcement-- legalizing racial profiling and opening the door to civil rights violations.

On May 29th, marches, rallies and other actions in solidarity with Immigrant and Latino Families in Arizona are expected in cities from coast to coast. In Oregon, event organizers are expecting thousands of people from around the state to gather at both the State Capitol and in Downtown Portland.

For more information on the March and Rally in Salem, contact 503-984-6816.  And for more details on the March and Vigil in Portland call (503) 233-6787 or visit


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