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National civil rights and labor groups announce next phase of attack against Alabama anti-immigrant law

05/30/12

Media advisory: After Alabama Legislature makes HB 56 worse, national groups step up efforts to combat hateful law

**Press Call Thursday, May 31 at Noon (11 A.M CDT)**

**Dial: 1-800-895-0198; Passcode: ALABAMA** 

 

WASHINGTON -- Alabama's social and economic crisis continues after the state Legislature worsened what was already the worst racial profiling law in the nation, HB 56. As the law currently stands, immigrant families, along with educators, farmers, small business owners and churchgoers across the state, will continue to suffer.

On a call with reporters on Thursday, May 31, at 12:00 pm ET, national civil and labor rights leaders will announce next steps in the ongoing battle for justice in Alabama, including plans to fight HB 56 and recent tweaks to the law through the court system, by escalating pressure on top companies operating in Alabama, and through international tribunals.  

WHAT: National civil rights and labor groups announce next phase of attack against Alabama's anti-immigrant law.

WHEN: Thursday, May 31 at Noon Eastern (11 a.m. Central).

WHO: Wade Henderson, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada; Mary Bauer, legal director, Southern Poverty Law Center.

WHERE: (800) 895-0198, PASSCODE: ALABAMA.