The 300,000 Unregistered Arizona Voters Will Make History, with a Little Help from Their Friends

A broad coalition of Muslims, Jews, Christians, and other people of faith will be traveling to Arizona Sept. 24 to spend a week registering voters and meeting with local leaders.

The trip was prompted by Arizona SB1070, which we feel is unjust and anti-immigrant. Members of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, including JCUA, are sponsoring the trip and are looking for people willing to put their faith in action by going with them.

Those going on the trip are responsible for their fare to Arizona, but once there, lodging and a $100 food stipend will be provided. Scholarships may also be available.

The trip is supported by Promise Arizona (PAZ), a newly formed organization whose mission is to recruit, train and support a new generation of leaders from across the state to build a new Arizona that allows residents to achieve their full potential.

Jews are called to fulfill the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim, welcoming the stranger, and now is the time to spread sukkat shalom, a shelter of peace, across our country.

For more information on the trip, contact JCUA staffers Emily Zucker Burns at or Tom Walsh at

Learn about JCUA’s campaign for comprehensive immigration reform at

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