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In Solidarity: A Message from AFSC-Arizona

By AFSC-AZ Staff |

AFSC-Arizona co-signs our national organizational statement condemning the police killing of George Floyd and police violence against protesters, and we stand in solidarity with our colleagues and partners doing this work.

“The brutal murder of George Floyd is the consequence of a racist system that disproportionately targets people of color for violence, imprisonment, and premature death,” said Shanene Herbert, director of AFSC’s Healing Justice program in St. Paul, Minnesota. “Firing these police officers is not enough. We need resources directed away from the police forces that occupy our communities. We need investment in our young people, in our schools, in our health care, and in transformative forms of justice that address the root causes of harm.” 

Click here to read AFSC’s full statement on the police killing of George Floyd.

Most importantly, you should take action in your Arizona community. Review the resource list below for organizations and bail funds you should financially support, elected leaders you should contact, and Black-owned businesses you should patronize.

 

  • Local and state leadership must condemn police brutality and demand change. Contact them at the numbers listed below:

    Tucson
    Mayor Regina Romero
    Email: Mayor.Romero@tucsonaz.gov
    Phone: 520-791-4201
    Twitter: @TucsonRomeroPolice Chief Chris Magnus
    Email: chris.magnus@tucsonaz.gov
    Phone: 520-791-4444
    Twitter: @ChiefCMagnus

    Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall
    Email: Barbara.LaWall@pcao.pima.gov
    Phone: 520-724-5600
    Twitter: @PimaCountyAtty

    Phoenix
    Mayor Kate Gallego
    Email: mayor.gallego@phoenix.gov
    Phone: 602-262-7111
    Twitter: @MayorGallego

    Police Chief Jeri Williams
    Email:
    Phone: 602-262-6151
    Twitter: @PhxPDChief

    Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel
    Email: adela@mcao,maricopa.gov
    Phone: 602-506-3411
    Twitter: @AllisterAdel @MarcoAttorney

 

 

 

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