Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a criminally convicted anti-immigrant sheriff from Arizona, will be the featured speaker at a fundraiser in front of the Capitol this Saturday at 3pm. The Rural Organizing Project, SURJ, and other groups are publicizing a counter-rally because the fundraiser is sponsored by Oregonians for Immigration Reform, which has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Among other topics, Arpaio will be speaking in support of a proposed ballot measure to make English the official language of Oregon. This initiative is meant to incite fear of immigrants and exclude them from community services.
900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301
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