Friday, March 23, 2012
Pinal County Greens Announce Support for the Black and Brown Stand Up for Justice Rally at Cesar Chavez Plaza on April 6
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz., Mar. 23 -
The Pinal County Greens today announced their support of The Black and Brown Stand Up for Justice Rally at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix on April 6.
Richard Grayson, Pinal County Greens co-chair, said, "We strongly endorse this mass movement of local organizations such as the NAACP and community members in solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin, for whom we all seek justice."
The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) in alliance with Puente Arizona have organized this rally to organize people of color in demanding justice in the law enforcement and criminal justice systems.
The Black and Brown Stand Up for Justice Rally is also part of the "Arrest Arpaio, Not the People" campaign
organized by Puente Movement to demand Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio face criminal charges for his negligence and violation of human and civil rights as outlined in a Department of Justice 2011 report.
"At a minimum, we need to make sure everyone in Arizona is treated with dignity," said Pinal County Greens co-chair Grayson. "Sadly, that is not happening at present, and things must change."