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Hispanic National Bar Association Denounces SB 1062

Today the Hispanic National Bar Association announced it will no longer host its 49th annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona in 2015 in light of Arizona legislature’s passage of SB 1062.

“The HNBA views this as a civil rights issue.  As a national association of lawyers committed to promoting the ideals of equal protection, equal opportunity, tolerance, and inclusiveness, it is imperative that we speak up and take immediate action in the presence of injustice,” stated HNBA National President Miguel Alexander Pozo.  As the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said more than 50 years ago, writing from a Birmingham, AL jail cell, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

HNBA denounced the discriminatory bill and called on Governor Brewer to veto. Earlier this week, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce added its voice to the chorus against the bill. 

Governor Brewer has until midnight on Saturday evening to sign, veto, or do nothing, which would force the bill into law. Make sure you call the Governor and let her know that vetoing this bill is the right thing to do. It is bad for business and bad for Arizona. Contact Governor Brewer here, or text AZ to 30644 to be connected directly to her office.

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