Sustainability and Social Justice

Promise Arizona: Building Immigrant Political Power

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This case study investigates the history and accomplishments of one organization that is making considerable strides in advancing the values and political interests of the Latino community. Beginning in 2010, Promise Arizona (PAZ) and Promise Arizona in Action (PAZ en Acción) work to empower Latinos and the immigrant community to flex their civic muscle through community organizing and political action. This case study provides a snapshot of the organization's formation, growth, and organizing initiatives and explores what strategies have been central to its success. It is one model of how grassroots organizing can contribute to achieving immigration rights.

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PAZ: Promise Arizona, Campaign for Community Change, Paz en Accion, Center for Community Change

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arizona, arpaio, latino, immigrant, immigrant rights