DORR Breakfast with the Florence Project & Somos America

The Somos America Coalition is a group of community organizations, religious organizations, non-profits and individuals partnering to advocate for immigrant rights in our community. Somos America representative Sharon Kopina will be at our DORR Breakfast on Thursday at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill at 8am. The mission of the Florence Project is to provide free […]

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The Caravan

An Editorial in last week’s Daily Sun challenges Democrats to talk about “the caravan.” I will. The Editorial concedes “The country’s strength is derived from the fact that it has been home to those in peril,” adding, “[t]his does not mean open borders but a smart and lawful methodology for determining who should be allowed […]

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Immigration Rally

A group of concerned citizens has planned a rally to call for a change in the Coconino County Jail policy of cooperating with ICE.   Our current county sheriff, Jim Driscoll, has chosen to cooperate with ICE.  A recent court case made it clear that Sheriff Driscoll’s policies are not mandated by law. But he has dug […]

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Separating families, belittling others not acceptable

This letter appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun on July 15, 2018 Taking children from the parents of families that are seeking asylum in the United States of America is morally reprehensible. We should be welcoming these refugees into our country with open arms and hearts. It is what Jesus would do. Nearly all of these […]

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Families Belong Together Rally

A coalition of Together We Will, Keep Flagstaff Together, Repeal Coalition, and the Coconino County Democratic Party are joining together to protest the policy of forced separation of children from parents and detainment at the border. Dorothy Rissel and Greta Murphy are coordinating. Please direct questions to them. The rally will go forward because Trump’s “Executive […]

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Families Belong Together Rally

Protest Separation/Detention of Migrant Families and Children Gather on the lawn in front of City Hall holding up signs for passing traffic. The organizers encourage you to bring signs addressing these issues. Please stay on the lawn, keep the sidewalk clear, and don’t provoke or allow yourself to be provoked by any opponents. We all […]

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Trump’s Narrowing of “Angel Families” Is an Insult to Victims

In our continuing quest for truth as a weapon against divisive propaganda, we dug up this 2016 article about “angel moms” — the origin of Trump’s false reality show today. No one can doubt the painful loss of the family members he put on display. They are entitled to seek comfort wherever they can — […]

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Keeping Families Together: Update

There is much confusing news today about the migrant/refugee situation. What we do know is that Trump’s Executive Order solves nothing for the families already separated and may not hold up in the courts for keeping new refugees together. We know that the Trump administration is not allowing asylum claims pursuant to international law. We […]

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Protest Separation of Families

Wednesday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. Join your neighbors to protest separation of families at City Hall. **Note: This event posting was created as a courtesy to a TWWNAZ member and copied here from the TWWNAZ site.**

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Speaking Out for Our Values: Abusing Asylum Seekers Is Wrong

Thank you, Congressman O’Halleran, for speaking out against the despicable border policy of the Trump Administration. June 15, 2018 Press Release WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s decision to separate children from parents at the border and deny asylum to victims of domestic violence and gang violence: “The […]

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