Billboard In Arizona Gets Major Press Coverage

August 9, 2010 at 6:22pm

Thanks to all the supporters, those who donated and everyone at Cuéntame for the amazing work.

As you know a couple of weeks back we asked for your input and support on putting a billboard up in Arizona.

YOU all voted for the line: "Have Your Papers Ready, Racial Profiling Just Ahead" - We raised our goal amount and today is the result of all your effort. Here is the coverage and impact of your hard work: (NOTE There are also ABC, CBS, NBC, TELEMUNDO And UNIVISION Stories coming out tonight check your local listings - we will post videos later)

"New Ariz. billboard warns of racial profiling"
Associated Press - August 9, 2010 6:44 PM ET

PHOENIX (AP) - Hispanic-rights leaders say they're targeting locals and tourists alike with a billboard warning of Arizona's new immigration law.

The billboard cautions: "Have your papers ready - Racial profiling just ahead."

The group behind the billboard in central Phoenix is Culver City, Calif.-based Brave New Foundation. The groups says it paid for the outdoor advertisement through donations to the Facebook page of a group called Cuentame (CWEHN'-tah-may).

Cuentame is an online immigration forum that has focused on Arizona's new law, known as SB1070.

The billboard should be up for the next few weeks.

Earlier this year, Brave New Foundation posted an online video in which a Phoenix police officer said the law would make him feel like a Nazi. Officer Paul Dobson was then placed under internal investigation and is expected to face some type of minor discipline.

ABC15 VIDEO | Corey Rangel
New Valley billboard warns of racial profiling

The Arizona Republic, | Michael Ferraresi, August 9, 2010
Anti-SB1070 billboard added downtown

Phoenix New Times Blog | Stephen Lemons August 9, 2010
Anti-SB 1070 Billboard on Camelback Near Third Street by Brave New Foundation

Greta Wire Blog | August 9, 2010