because we found it: National award honors three Arizona winners for immigrant rights
This came across our desk – check out this event tomorrow!
On Wednesday, September 28th, the Freedom From Fear Award will hold a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix to celebrate Arizona’s three winners of the award, which honors “15 ordinary people who have committed extraordinary acts of courage on
behalf of immigrants and refugees—individuals who have taken a risk, set an example, and inspired others to action or awareness.” Arizona has more winners than any other state and was also represented on the Selection Committee by State Senator Kyrsten Sinema. Arizona’s winners
Erika Andiola, Leader of the Arizona DREAM Coalition (Mesa)
Jack Harris, Former Police Chief of Phoenix
Gene Lefebrve and Sarah Roberts of No More Deaths (Tucson)
The awards, produced by Public Interest Projects, were originally
announced on June 18th at the Netroots Nation conference in
Minneapolis. This is the first regional event to recognize winners.
More information about the award and all the winners is available at