Statement by Pinal County NAACP

The Pinal County NAACP Branch has released the following statement.

Many have seen a flyer on social media alluding to a protest gathering in the City of Maricopa tonight June 1st at 7 PM and tomorrow June 2nd at 8 AM. The Pinal County NAACP has not been able to confirm that this is a legitimate gathering or whom the organizers are. We have seen reports of nefarious characters of ill intent who seek to sow division during these troublling times all over the county. In an effort to keep our community safe we are asking people to stay home and not participate in this event.
The NAACP is planning an event in solidarity, more details to come.
Please know we support any efforts at peaceful protest, so please be sure if you so choose to attend any protest.
1. Know who the organizers are, do your research
2. Stay safe at all times.
3. Make sure you have ID with you.
4. Know your rights
Please take care of yourselves and others.
Yours in solidarity,
Pinal County NAACP
Constance Hunsberger Jackson: President

Pinal County


Mike Goodman is the Pinal County Supervisor for District 2, which covers much of San Tan Valley. He wrote about the statewide curfew on Facebook Sunday afternoon. We’re publishing his full statement…

“I just received the following update from our Governor’s office and wanted to share. I am saddened to see what is happening across our country and my prayer is that we can move forward with love and influence positive change. In light of everything that is going on, please stay safe. More updates to come.
Governor Doug Ducey today issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a curfew starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight. The curfew is in effect from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and shall expire on Monday, June 8, at 5:00 a.m. unless further extended. The text of the order is available here.
This order gives law enforcement an additional tool to prevent the lawlessness we’ve seen in cities here and nationwide. For that reason, exemptions under the declaration are broad, including individuals traveling directly to and from work; attending religious services; commercial trucking and delivery services; obtaining food; caring for a family member, friend, or animal; patronizing or operating private businesses; seeking medical care or fleeing dangerous circumstances; and travel for any of the above services. Today’s declaration also authorizes an expanded National Guard mobilization to protect life and property throughout the state.
Please continue to share information with our office, monitor the situation in your community carefully, and be completely mobilized and prepared. We need every member of your law enforcement prepared tonight and through this week.
Thank you.”

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