Restoring Trust, Restoring Dignity 

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New Bilingual Campaign Flyers Are Now Up! Check them out and give them out!

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The Campaign to Unite Colorado Launches with a Great Event!

Colorado Communities Launch Hotline Investigating the Impacts of “Show Me Your Papers” Laws   Coloradans Can Call 1-855-UNITE-4-1 to Report Abuses Related to Immigration Enforcement       Denver, CO- On September 15, 2012 hundreds of community leaders across Colorado came together in Denver to announce a new statewide documentation hotline, which will begin collecting the evidence needed to repeal Colorado’s ”show me your papers” law. The hotline is part of the new Campaign to Unite Colorado. The campaign’s goal is to ensure that every person in Colorado can live and raise his or her family with trust and dignity, thus creating safe and thriving communities. The 1-855-UNITE-4-1 hotline marks the initiation of an intensive documentation and research effort to better understand the impacts of Colorado’s SB 90, a “show me your papers”-style law often considered to be a precursor to the embattled Arizona and Alabama immigration laws. Colorado law forces collaboration between local police and federal immigration by requiring local police to demand “papers” and report individuals to the federal government, often times for simple traffic stops. The Unite Colorado campaign argues that the “Show Me Your Papers” law has created an environment where basic civil liberties and rights are more likely to be abused, thus making communities feel less trust with local law enforcement. The hotline and subsequent documentation report will help educate Coloradans and state lawmakers on the harmful consequences of Senate Bill 90 to community safety. The 1-855-UNITE-4-1 hotline was launched by community members who told…

Statewide Communities Launching “Campaign to Unite Colorado” to Restore Trust and Dignity.

  SEGUIDO EN ESPAÑOL   September 10, 2012 CONTACT: Julien Ross, (720) 290-1125   *** MEDIA ADVISORY ***   Statewide Communities Launching Campaign to “Unite Colorado” to Restore Trust and Dignity Groups to Introduce Documentation Hotline Investigating Impacts of Colorado’s “Show Me Your Papers” laws   DENVER – This Saturday, September 15, leaders from dozens of communities across Colorado will converge in Denver to launch the Campaign to Unite Colorado. The campaign will raise awareness of the pernicious effects of Colorado’s 2006 “show me your papers” laws and introduce a new toll-free hotline to allow individuals to report and document civil rights abuses.   WHO: Affected community members, allies and advocacy organizations   WHAT: Hundreds of Colorado leaders launch statewide documentation hotline as part of campaign to repeal Colorado’s “show me your papers” law, share their testimony on its negative impacts.   WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, September 15 *10:00am marcher begin walking from Tivoli Center/Auraria Campus **10:30am Press Conference begins on Auraria Parkway Bridge that crosses over Interstate 25 Interviews with community members available during and after press conference VISUALS: Hundreds of marchers, advocates, families, hotline staffers, and a giant banner announcing the toll-free hotline over Interstate 25.   BACKGROUND: The Campaign to Unite Colorado is founded on the principal that every person in Colorado deserves to live and raise his or her family with trust, dignity and safety. Community members will staff a hotline to document the impacts of Colorado’s “Show Me Your Papers” laws. Currently, the Colorado SB 90 law…

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