August 14th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – (En Español)
In light of events in Charlottesville, VA we have updated the artwork associated with the #DontTreadOnAZ event and added the #StandWithCharlottesville tag to our campaign. AZ Resist condemns violence. Our thoughts are with the people of Charlottesville and we will stand with them in solidarity. There is no room in this world for the bigoted hatred that was displayed in that community alongside this horrific and wholly appalling terrorist attack. The principles for which this protest was originally designated to stand for seem like paltry inconveniences in light of these events. Please join us in saying that #ThisIsNotUS in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and those throughout this nation that have been impacted by racial injustice and terror at the hands thinly veiled white nationalism and racism.
#DontTreadOnAZ – We are sick and tired of our protections, freedoms and benefits being eroded by the elitist right-wing agenda that only benefits the 1%. We are tired of witnessing the sale of Arizonan’s liberties for the benefit of a few wealthy donors. Our healthcare, education, human rights, and environment are not up for debate. It’s time to stand up and fight back against the systematic dismantling of our rights and protections. – #DontTreadOnAZ
#DontTreadOnAz is a statewide protest, taking place on Monday, August 14th at all of the congressional district offices throughout Arizona. In districts with progressive representatives, we will gather to show our support for their positive leadership. In districts with hostile representatives, we will gather to show our opposition to their hateful and harmful actions. Click on your city below and RSVP in Facebook:
Athena Salman, AZ House Representative (LD 26)
Azza Abuseif, Community Organizer/Advocate
Brianna Westbrook, Candidate for US House of Representatives (CD 8)
Charlene Fernandez, AZ House Representative (LD 4)
David Schapira, Candidate for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction
Deedra Abboud, Candidate for US Senate
Isela Blanc, AZ House Representative (LD 26)
Jen Longdon, Candidate for AZ House Representative (LD 24)
Jennifer Adams, Candidate for Tempe City Council
Juan Mendez, AZ State Senator (LD 26)
Kathy Hoffman, Candidate for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction
Ken Clark, AZ House Representative (LD 24)
Dr. Randall Friese, AZ House Representative (LD 9)
Together We Will, Northern Arizona
*The location for Rep. David Schweikert (CD6) is the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, where Schweikert will be for a fundraiser on Aug 14, starting at 5pm, click here for more info.
Not sure what Congressional District (CD) you’re in? Click here to find out.
Your letters and signs matter! Bring both – We will be hand-delivering letters and displaying our signs at the entrance of each district office when we conclude our action as a gift to our representatives.
A petition urging House Democrats to support 8 progressive bills is currently being circulated by the “Summer for Progress” campaign, because “resistance isn’t enough, we must move our country forward with a bold, progressive agenda.” If you’d like to join with Women’s March, Progressive Democrats of America, Fight for 15, People for Bernie, and many others, click here to sign in support of the #PeoplesPlatform!
-This is a NON-VIOLENT protest
-Please bring water, an umbrella for shade, your family, and your friends
-Please carpool, take public transportation, or ride a bike
-Please recycle and dispose of trash properly
-Your rights and obligations at a free speech rally: Click here
-Know Your Rights: Click here
These actions will take place on the sidewalks outside of Congressional District Offices. There will be uneven sidewalks, and no access to shade or bathrooms.