A looming Supreme Court decision on Arizona law SB1070 has the state divided. The nations highest court can either uphold or strike down the law, and it has a lot of people concerned about what's coming next.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 23 Latino radio and television stations in Arizona will preempt their regularly scheduled programs and unite to air 'Hoy Somos Arizona' or 'Today We Are Arizona', a 30 minute program.
The show, which will address people's fears and uncertainty about the upcoming decision will air from 5 - 5:30 pm and will also be streamed live on www.hoysomosarizona.com .
The public will learn the history of the bill and how it became a law, as well as the the four key provisions that make up SB1070, there will also be an opportunity to have questions answered via a live phone bank staffed by bilingual volunteers and civil rights attorneys.
The toll-free hotline number where people may call starting on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PST is 1-855-RESPETO or 1-855-737-7386.
The Supreme Court must make a ruling on SB 1070 before the full law can go into effect. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has issued an executive order in advance of the ruling to prepare officers.
Governor Brewer has asked the Arizona Police Officer Standards and Training Board to redistribute DVD's explaining the law, how to enforce it, and what not to do.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the case by the end of the week.
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