RATM & Conor Oberst Announce Arizona Protest Show

PROCEEDS EXPECTED TO EXCEED OVER $300,000 TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, STUDENT GROUPS, AND LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDS

Rage Against The Machine
In their first concert in their hometown of Los Angeles in 10 years, Rage Against the Machine will take the stage at the Hollywood Palladium on July 23, 2010 to support organizations combating SB 1070, law set to go into effect July 29. Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band will open. Projected proceeds from the concert along with donations raised by The Sound Strike Fund are expected to exceed over $300,000. This will provide much needed resources to community organizations, student groups, legal defense funds and assist activists targeting key voting districts for voter registration. These two organizations need immediate assistance to fight SB1070 on the ground: Puente, Arizona, and The Florence Project.

Puente, Arizona has been recognized as an organization that has stood on the frontlines in the struggle for civil and human rights in Arizona for years. Puente, Arizona has been instrumental in community outreach that has produced the largest public mobilizations against SB 1070. Known for their tireless community organizing, Puente Arizona works directly with communities who will be most affected by SB 1070.

The Florence Project provides and coordinates free legal services, and related social services to the men, women, and unaccompanied children detained in Arizona for immigration removal proceedings. The Florence Project strives to ensure that detained individuals have access to council, understand they’re rights under immigration law, and are treated fairly and humanely by our judicial system.

The concert is part of a week of national actions culminating in the July 29 day of noncompliance in resistance to the law which is set to be enacted that same day. For more information about the week of national action go to www.altoarizona.com.

For more information about upcoming concert events to help defend immigrant rights go to www.thesoundstrike.net.

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[Published on: 7/15/10]

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