|SB 1070 Mobilizes AZ Latino Voters|
|Border Action In The News|
|Tuesday, April 24 2012 16:34|
Passage of Arizona's tough law to combat illegal immigration has galvanized the state's Latinos to take action, the head of a coalition of civic engagement organizations says.
The passage two years ago of SB 1070 led to formation of the coalition, known as One Arizona, and is the motivating force behind its work going forward, director Leticia de la Vara said in an interview.
"SB 1070 was the impetus for One Arizona," de la Vara said. "It was a way for various organizations that work throughout the state of Arizona to kind of come together and say this is a real issue. This is an issue that is going to impact Latinos across the state."
The organization is nonpartisan, meaning it does not take a stand on candidates or parties, de la Vara said. But the coalition is opposed to SB 1070.
|Last Updated on Monday, April 30 2012 12:53|