ACTION ALERT! Support Bond Fund for Manuel Flores Martinez—a Detained Day Labor Leader of Tucson, Arizona

ACTION ALERT! Support Bond Fund for Manuel Flores Martinez—a Detained Day Labor Leader of Tucson, Arizona

A day labor worker leader from Tucson, Arizona needs your support. Please donate today to support our workers and help keep our community together.

Manuel Flores Martinez is a 56 year-old respected day labor worker leader in Tucson. Manuel was detained, along with his wife Kenia Herrera Flores, on Labor Day weekend while they were on their way to the supermarket. A police officer pulled them over and called Border Patrol on them. His wife signed a voluntary departure, while Manuel is seeking to receive a bond in the next week that may be between $1,500 to $6,ooo.

Manuel has dedicated himself to helping others to organize against workplace abuses, wage theft, and racial profiling. He has made a great impact in the Tucson community through his leadership at the Southside Worker Center—a Tucson day labor program that seeks to develop worker leadership and community power.

We need your support!

  • Manuel needs your support. We are raising funds to cover his bond money which may be between $1,500 to $6,ooo.
  • Our fundraising goal is $6,000!
  • Please make checks to:

Corazón de Tucson

317 W. 23rd St.

Tucson, AZ 85713

(pay to the order of “Corazón de Tucson”, memo line: “Manuel’s bond”)

E-mail: southsidecentro@gmail.com Phone Number: (520) 955-8165

Website: http://www.southsideworkercenter.org

Out of tragedy comes triumph. Manuel would want to know that their detention is leading to positive change.

Thank you so much for your support,

Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa, Southside Worker Center

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