One Arizona presents Resilience in the Desert, a chronicle of the community power grown in the 10 years since SB1070 was signed into law.

This online exhibit is a timeline and collection of stories, highlighting the civil disobedience, history, and organizing that WE made happen leading up to 2020. One Arizona has archived photography, video testimonials, audio, press, and opinions of the leaders in the fight against SB1070 and the culture of fear in Arizona. This showcase of community engagement amplifies our victories in the face of discrimination.

This isn't a celebration of bad law it's a tribute to the blood, sweat, and tears that went into taking back our state from hate. Together, we are turning the page and elevating the political power of Arizona's Latinx community.


One Arizona works to improve the lives of Arizonans, especially people of color and young people, by building a culture of civic participation.

One Arizona was formed in 2010 as a direct response to the growing disenfranchisement of voters and to the attack on our Latino community in the form of SB1070. Since then, One Arizona has grown to include more than 20 organizations representing diverse communities across Arizona, working side by side to build a culture of civic engagement and democratic participation and registering 190,000 people to vote in 2018 alone. By working together, we've created deep and lasting change in the state we call home.

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Thank You!

Thank you to Anthony Ferrara and his design agency, as well as, Xenia Orona and Dominique Medina and Fuerte.

In loving memory of Renato Avila and Celso Mireles.

This community project is dedicated to everyone who has fought for our rights and freedom. It is a love letter to the power and growth over the past 10 years. And a tribute to the victories we will continue to have together - until we are all free.



  • Generation SB1070: These Latino millennials grew up under controversial immigration law

    On April 22nd, 2010 the streets of Phoenix flowed with the marching bodies of hundreds of high school students who chanted against and protested the nation's most controversial Immigration bill of its time, SB 1070.

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  • Arizona passes strict illegal immigration act

    Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday approved what foes and supporters agree is the toughest measure in the country against illegal immigrants, directing local police to determine whether people are in the country legally.

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  • What does Arizona’s immigration law do?

    Arizona's law orders immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there's reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally. It also targets those who hire illegal immigrant laborers or knowingly transport them.

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  • Tucson cop files federal suit against Az immigration law

    A Tucson police officer has filed a lawsuit challenging Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070. Officer Martin H. Escobar, 45, claims the law violates numerous constitutional rights and would interfere with law enforcement in predominately Hispanic areas.

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  • Brewer condemns State Dept. report

    "A recent Arizona law, S.B. 1070, has generated significant attention and debate at home and around the world," the report read. "The issue is being addressed in a court action that argues that the federal government has the authority to set and enforce immigration law. That action is ongoing; parts of the law are currently enjoined."

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  • Tens of thousands protest SB 1070 at Phoenix march

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Arizona's State Capitol in Phoenix Saturday as they demonstrated against the state's controversial immigration law, SB 1070.

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  • From Hanigan to SB 1070: How Arizona Got to Where It Is Today

    Arizona politicians seeking to gain traction with voters in their state, while at the same time broadcasting their message to the nation as a whole, have sought to portray the state of affairs in Arizona as an emergency caused by a crashing wave of undocumented immigrants.

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  • Prison Industry Funnels Donations To State Lawmakers Introducing SB1070-Like Bills Around The Country

    In April of this year, Pearce then introduced ALEC’s template as the infamous SB1070 law. Notably, the ALEC task force which helped Pearce devise his racial profiling law included Laurie Shanblum, a lobbyist from the mega-private prison corporation Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) which previously played a role in privatizing many of Texas’ prisons.

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  • How Corporate Interests Got SB 1070 Passed

    Arizona's controversial immigration-enforcement law has received a lot of attention from critics who say it encourages racial profiling, and supporters who argue it is a bold step at stopping illegal immigration. But the story of how the law was written involves more economics than politics.

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  • Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration

    It requires police officers, “when practicable,” to detain people they reasonably suspect are in the country without authorization and to verify their status with federal officials, unless doing so would hinder an investigation or emergency medical treatment.

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  • NPR Investigation: Private Prison Companies Helped Write SB 1070

    According to the NPR report, which was based on extensive culling of campaign finance reports and lobbying and corporate records, ALEC, and particularly CCA, played a pivotal role in conceiving, writing and naming the law that would become SB 1070.

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  • Police training: Racial profiling not allowed under SB 1070

    Villaseñor has concerns that police across the state may not enforce SB 1070 the same way. "The law is not clear" about how to handle suspects who are arrested, he said, "Different agencies may enforce it differently."

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