ARIZONA-SONORA JUSTICE ALLIANCE
NEWS RELEASE: August 10-18, 2000
CONTACT: Daniel Patterson 520.906.2159 mobile in L.A., Katie Desmond 520.213.9708 in Flagstaff
ARIZONANS JOIN WITH THOUSANDS TO TAKE ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AT DNC;
ISSUES INCLUDE: ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, POLICE, TRADE, MEXICO
LOS ANGELES -- Arizona environmental, social justice, anarchist, labor, and human rights activist groups will join as many as 50,000 others from across North America to protest at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) starting this weekend through August 17. At least 80-100 Arizonans will be directly challenging corporate sponsored corruption of both major U.S. parties, and advocating for more freedom, environmental protection, economic equality, clean energy and transportation, and human rights.
"Over the last eight years of Clinton/Gore and the republicans conditions have not improved for most people." says Daniel Patterson, an ecologist from Tucson. "We've seen declines in the environment, labor rights, human rights, food safety, and personal freedom." He adds, "Gore, Bush, and the