Vigil for Marco Tulio

Vigil tonight at 7pm at the ICE Office in Phoenix for Marco Tulio who was just arrested.

ICE Office: 2035 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004


House Passes Bill. Call the Senate!

Although the House passes the bill to replace Obamacare, also known as Affordable Care Act, we can still stop it from passing in the Senate.

We can start calling Senators Flake and McCain and URGE them to vote NO on this bill that will take away healthcare for AT LEAST 24 MILLION Americans.

Call Senator Flake at 602-840-1891 and Senator McCain at 602-952-2410 using the script below:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am a resident from [CITY/TOWN]. As a member/volunteer/supporter of Promise Arizona, I’m calling you to urge you to OPPOSE the American Health Care Act. At least 24 million people will lose access to healthcare if this terrible bill is passed and my values teach that this is wrong. Please oppose this bill and put it to rest once and for all. Thank you. 

We can make the difference for millions of Americans, our friends, our families, and the future generations.

Call now. 




Call Now: 1-888-738-3058

Dear NETWORK Activist,

President Trump and Speaker Ryan are pulling out all the stops to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and repeal the Affordable Care Act. They think they have the support, and have scheduled a vote for this afternoon. But -- we know that calls have made a difference before and can again!




“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am a constituent from [CITY/TOWN]. As a member/volunteer/supporter of Promise Arizona, I’m calling you to urge Representative [NAME] to OPPOSE the American Health Care Act. At least 24 million people will lose access to healthcare if this terrible bill is passed and my faith teaches that this is wrong. Please oppose this bill and put it to rest once and for all.” 


We need 22 Republicans to oppose this bill for it to be defeated in the House. All calls are critical in the next few hours, but your calls are ESPECIALLY important if you or someone you know is a constituent of the following Representatives who are undecided or leaning in support of the bill:

Arizona: Rep. Martha McSally

California: Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Jeff Denham, Rep. David Valadao, Rep. Stephen Knight, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Rep. Darrell Issa
Colorado: Rep. Mike Coffman
Florida: Rep. Daniel Webster, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Brian Mast, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
Illinois: Rep. Peter Roskam, Rep. Mike Bost, Rep. Randy Hultgren, Rep. Adam Kinzinger
Iowa: Rep. David Young
North Carolina: Rep. Walter Jones
New Jersey: Rep. Frank LoBiondo, Rep. Chris Smith, Rep. Leonard Lance, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen
Nevada: Rep. Mark Amodei
New York: Rep. Peter King, Rep. Daniel Donovan, Rep. John Katko, Rep. Elise Stefanik, Rep. Claudia Tenney
Ohio: Rep. Mike Turner, Rep. David Joyce, Rep. Steven Stivers
Pennsylvania: Rep. Patrick Meehan, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Rep. Glenn Thompson
Virginia: Rep. Rob Wittman, Rep. Barbara Comstock
Washington: Rep. Jamie Beutler, Rep. Dave Reichert

Call your Representative NOW at 1-888-738-3058
Tell them to vote NO on the American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is a dangerous and irresponsible plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid. We've seen two big changes since last month's defeat of this awful bill. These changes made an already bad bill worse. First, an amendment by Rep. MacArthur (R-NJ), Rep. Meadows (R-NC), and Vice President Pence allows states to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. Then yesterday, a last-minute amendment was added by Rep. Upton (R-MI), and Rep. Long (R-MO) that might look like it's designed to help the millions of people who could lose coverage, but in reality it will make matters worse. Republicans are trying to rush this through without a score from the Congressional Budget Office, even though nothing has been done to address the original estimates of 24 million people who will lose coverage as a result of the AHCA. Even more people will lose coverage as a result of these new amendments.

We must not tire of defending the Affordable Care Act. Please forward this message to your friends and family so that they can make their calls as well. 


P.S. The changes to the AHCA mean that the American Health Care Act fails all of our 10 commandments of healthcare reform. We must oppose this bill!


Rapid Response: Take Action on ACA

Please call this hotline number and repeat the following script. Take Action!

Hotline: 1-866-972-8673


"You are preparing to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, on a proposal that would strip healthcare from more than 24 million Americans who currently have healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the accompanying MacArthur amendment would raise insurance premiums for people with pre-existing conditions, as well as end the expansion of Medicaid and lead to over 24 million people losing health care coverage. In short, this is a terrible bill that will take away crucial health services from millions of working families. This vote is affecting our friends, our families, and our loved ones. Please make the right decision."


Take Action on Budget Plan

Please join us in calling Senator Flake and asking him to stand with us in this fight. 


Local: 602-840-1891        Washington DC: 1-202-224-4521

Senator Flake my name is _______  I am a volunteer with Promise Arizona .One of the reasons I am calling you is because I would like to thank you for your support with immigrants in the past.


Additionally, I would like  to ask you to support families friends and loved ones and as we are all human.No matter our differences most of us want to go through our lives and good health and to get fair treatment. Right now president trump wants to pick who lives long and happy and who will struggle and fight for for their rights according to the budget. The 1.5 billion dollar emergency funding will raise the detention of immigrants and the creation of a mass deportation force through hiring significant number of ICE and border patrol agents, among other priorities.These measures are harmful to immigrant communities,unpopular with the american public, and a waste of taxpayer dollars.


Thank you I appreciate the time you took to listen to me, and I hope you will continue to treat people as though we are all created equal.



AZHCC Public Policy New Voices Forum

Monday, April 17, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM MST
A.E. England Bldg. 
424 N. Central Ave. 
Phoenix, AZ 85004

AZHCC Public Policy "New Voices Forum"

The AZHCC hosts a community forum introducing an array of recently elected or appointed public officials whose roles stand to impact Arizona Latinos in substantive ways. Event is open to the public.Registration is strongly encouraged. Seating is limited


AZ Rep. Isela Blanc
Maricopa Co. Recorder Adrian Fontes
Sheriff Paul Penzone
AMC Exec. Dir. Marcos Garay
Mayor Anna Tovar
AZ. Rep Tony Navarette
AZ. Rep Michelle Udall


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Facing the Struggles to Come, Together

Facing the Struggles to Come, Together

We know these are difficult times for Promise Arizona’s family and friends. So much of the news in recent weeks has not been good for our community. The ugly language and harsh policy announcements coming from the White House has never been more disturbing.


But we cannot lose heart. We will not lose heart. Our struggles are not new, but neither is our willingness to stand together and fight these latest challenges in the name of faith and love. PAZ was born in 2010 out of the fight and commitment to protect our immigrant brothers and sisters after Senate Bill 1070 was signed into law by Gov. Brewer.

Nearly seven years later, most of that bigoted law has been thrown out by the courts. Our vote helped Sheriff Joe Arpaio lose his race reelection, and this month he faces criminal charges in federal court. This week also brought one more victory with the news that Arpaio’s replacement, newly-elected Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, will close the jail at Tent City.

Tent City has been a colossal waste of your taxpayer money and stood as a symbol of Arpaio’s hateful agenda. In the same way that Guantanamo Bay scarred the reputation of the United States, Tent City left a dark stain on Arizona’s image. Its closing was long overdue and helps begin to put behind us one of the darkest chapters in our state’s history.

Since taking office in January, Penzone has pledged to change the way his department does business. He has promised to root out corruption in the police force. He has pledged to treat immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, with the respect and dignity they deserve. He has created citizen advisory boards to gather community feedback on his department. He has insisted he will focus on the Sheriff’s Department’s primary mission: keeping the people, all of the people, of Maricopa County safe, while avoiding the circus-like conduct of his predecessor.

Time will tell if Sheriff Penzone keeps these promises.

In the meantime, Promise Arizona will stand with you in the face of whatever struggles may come.


Petra Falcon

Executive Director, Promise Arizona


Know Your Rights-March 19



PAZ Legislature Day



Another Case in Arizona: Single Father Goes to his ICE check-in and Gets Detained

****We have more details on this case and what the next steps are for the father and the children left behind****


Single Father Goes to his ICE check-in and Gets Detained

Two U.S. Citizen Children are left behind due to Trump's Immigration Orders

Phoenix, AZ-  Juan Carlos Fomperosa Garcia, attended his first ICE check-in at the Phoenix ICE office, thinking he would be coming back home to celebrate his 14 year old son’s birthday.  Much like Guadalupe Garcia four weeks ago, he was arrested on the spot. Once again, leaving his children with nothing but a green bag of their father’s belongings that ICE officials brought them while they were waiting outside of the ICE office.


Due to Trump’s executive orders, immigrants that are priorities for removal have drastically expanded, increasing the amount of families separated across the country. While yesterday we heard President Trump mention some kind of immigration relief, the reality is that today two children were left behind with no parents.


Dozens of families will need to go to ICE for these kind of check-ins and it’s important for them to know the potential impacts this can have for families, and how they should prepare by seeking an attorney’s help and connecting with a community organization.


Who: Children of the detained father, along with community members.

What: Press conference highlighting the impact of ICE check-ins and the potential impacts for families.

Where: LUCHA Office- 3120 N 19th Ave. Suite 190, Phoenix, AZ 85301



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