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NMAC Asks for Your Help Ending S.B. 1070; Promoting Comprehensive Federal Immigration Reform

June 14, 2010

Thank you to the 97 organizations that signed onto this letter to boycott Arizona. This speaks on the need for comprehensive federal immigration reform. For this letter to have impact, I need you to do the following:

This boycott is in no way a reflection of the HIV/AIDS organizations, community- and faith-based organizations, health departments or people with HIV/AIDS in Arizona. We support them and their difficult work. We want all the folks who fight HIV/AIDS in Arizona to know that we will be there if they need us. We are just not going to bring any outside meetings, seminars, conferences or vacation in their state until S.B. 1070 is repealed, overturned by the courts, or superseded by comprehensive federal immigration reform.


Call the White House

Please call the White House at (202) 546-1111. Tell them you want comprehensive federal immigration reform. This is a national issue that must be resolved by them. You can also leave a message by clicking here.

Call Your Member of Congress

Call your members of Congress and ask them to pass comprehensive federal immigration reform. To reach the House of Representatives, click here. To reach the Senate, click here.

HIV/AIDS Groups Join Outcry Against Anti-Immigrant Measure in Arizona

96 HIV/AIDS groups and allies today issued the following joint statement:

Arizona's S.B. 1070 takes the state down a path that will lead to racial profiling, discrimination and anti-immigrant extremism. We stand in solidarity with other individuals, organizations and local governments in rejecting the misrepresentation of immigrants put forth in this unjust and ill-conceived measure.

S.B. 1070 essentially declares an entire class of people to be inherently criminal on the basis of their race and appearance. The consequences of S.B. 1070 are grave and troubling: the inevitability of racial profiling and infringement on civil liberties; the strong probability of violence and harassment against individuals and their families; and the reversal of progress toward creating a more inclusive society.

We are united in our determination to stand for political and legislative change that will ensure just treatment of immigrants, people of color, and all people in Arizona. Such justice requires the repeal of S.B. 1070 and the passage and implementation of comprehensive federal immigration reform.

Today we join with groups such as the National Council of La Raza, Asian American Justice Center, National Action Network, Service Employees International Union, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Puerto Rican Coalition, the League of United Latin American Citizens and many others in the boycott against the state of Arizona until S.B. 1070 is repealed, overturned by the courts, or superseded by comprehensive federal immigration reform.

A Family Affair
Orangeburg, SC

The ACCESS Network, Inc.
Ridgeland, SC

ACT UP Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

African American Office of Gay Concerns
Newark, NJ

African Services Committee
New York, NY,

AIDS Alabama

AIDS Care Service, Inc.
Winston-Salem, NC

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
New York, NY

AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Chicago, IL

The AIDS LIFE Campaign
Statewide CT

AIDS Outreach Center
Fort Worth, TX

AIDS Policy Project
Philadelphia, PA

AIDS Project Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

AIDS Project Worcester, Inc.
Worcester, MA

AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc.
St Petersburg, FL

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
Dearborn, Michigan

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
San Francisco, CA

Aspirations Wholistic Tutorial Services, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA

The Association of Latino Men for Action
Chicago, IL

Southern CA

Black AIDS Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Black Educational AIDS Project, Inc (BEAP)
Baltimore, MD

Black Men's Health Project
Atlanta, GA

Daniel Bourne
Kansas City, MO

CALOR- A division of Anixter Center
Chicago, IL

Center for Family Health HIV Program
Hoboken, NJ

Center for Health, Intervention, & Prevention (CHIP)
Storrs, CT

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
New York, NY

Central City AIDS Network, Inc
Macon, GA

Chattanooga CARES
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chicago Recovery Alliance
Chicago, IL

Chicago Women's AIDS Project
Chicago, Il

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical
Bronx, NY

Christie's Place
San Diego, CA

Coai, Inc
San Juan, PR

Cocaine and Alcohol Awareness Program, Inc
Memphis, TN

Columbus AIDS Task Force
Columbus, Ohio

Community Access National Network
Washington, DC

Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
New York, NY / Providence, RI

Community Information Center
Portland, OR

CT AIDS Resource Coalition
Statewide CT

Dab The AIDS Bear Project
Fort Lauderdale, FL

donicabempowered, LLC
Las Vegas, NV

FACES Network at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Global Forum on MSM & HIV
Oakland, CA

Harm Reduction Coalition
New York, NY

Health Gap
New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC & Nairobi, Kenya

Alameda County, CA

HIV Care Program
Chicago, IL

HIV Law Project
New York, NY

Georgetown, Colorado

Housing Works, Inc.,
New York, NY

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
Paterson, Trenton, New Brunswick, North Plainfield, Newark, Jersey City, NJ

Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
Chicago, IL

Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Minneapolis, MN

International Community of Women Living with HIV North America
Global Argentina

International Community of Women Living with HIV North America
Washington, DC

Jo-Ray House
Chicago, Il

Kentucky HIV/AIDS Advocacy Action Group
Louisville, KY

The LaStraw, Inc.
Greensboro, NC

Latino Commission on AIDS
New York, NY

Liberty Research Group
Rochester, NY

Michael Lee, LCSW
Oakland, CA

Marta Leon-Monzon
Bethesda, MD

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
New York, NY

Tallahassee, FL

Minority AIDS Council of Orangeburg
Bamberg and Calhoun Counties Orangeburg, SC

National AIDS Housing Coalition
Washington, DC

National Association of People with AIDS
Washington, DC

National Latino AIDS Action Network
New York, New York

National Minority AIDS Council
Washington, DC

NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training
Long Beach, CA

NorthEast Two-Spirit Society
New York, NY

NYC AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN)
New York, NY

Pacientes de SIDA pro Politica Sana
San Juan, PR

Partnership Project
Portland, OR

San Juan, PR

Proyecto SOL Filadelfia
Philadelphia, PA

Recovery 2000, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council
Seattle, WA

Servicios de La Raza
Denver, CO

SisterLove, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Washington, DC

Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
Chicago, IL

Total Health Awareness Team
Rockford, IL

Treat Me Right, Inc.
Bronx, NY

Tri-County Health Coalition of Southern Indiana
New Albany, IN

United African American Ministerial Action Council
San Diego, CA

Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc.
Washington, DC

U.S. Positive Women's Network (PWN)
Oakland, CA

Voices Of Community Advocates and Leaders (VOCAL)
New York, NY

Voix La Tortue
North Miami, FL

Who's Positive
Charlottesville, VA

Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease (WORLD)
Oakland, CA

Women Together for Change
U.S. Virgin Islands

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