LATINO LABOR LEADERS AND ALLIES CONVENE IN
TO CHALLENGE SB 1070 PHOENIX
PHOENIX, AZ- In response to Arizona's new immigration law, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is assembling their leadership, members and allies from across the country for a town hall in . Diverse and passionate community leaders will convene to discuss strategic plans of action against this unconstitutional law. Opposing SB 1070 is the beginning of an ongoing LCLAA campaign that will provide communities throughout the Phoenix, Arizona with the tools necessary to challenge other states who consider adopting similar legislation. U.S.
· Milton Rosado, President, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
· James McLaughlin, President, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) local 99
· Claudine Karasik, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
· Brent Wilkes, Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
· Pablo Alvarado, National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON)
· Francisco Heredia, Mi Familia Vota
· Elisa de la Barra, District Director, Congressman Ed Pastor (AZ-4th)
· Local and national leaders and representatives from the Laborers’ International Union of America (LIUNA) and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Town Hall Meeting on the
Friday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m.
Note: National and local leaders will be available for English and Spanish language media interviews following the town hall.
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is a national organization representing the interests of approximately 2 million Latino/a trade unionist throughout the
United States and Puerto Rico. LCLAA provides a voice for Latino working families nationally. In this effort LCLAA works in coalition with other leading Hispanic organizations to maximize support for economic and social policies that are essential to advancing the interests of Hispanics. Visit www.lclaa.org for more information.