An interview with Zaira Livier, community advocate and proponent of Tucson Families Free and Together

Regulations would be the first in the nation put in place through a citizen initiative

Tucson Families Free and Together is a petition initiative that would codify municipal regulations and push back against Arizona’s infamous SB1070, or Arizona Revised Statute 11-1051.

Zara Livier, co-founder and executive director of People’s Defense Initiative, said the initiative works around the edges of SB1070 and would not directly conflict with the existing state law that has already faced numerous challenges in the courts.

Tucson City Attorney Mike Rankin released a legal memorandum in January of 2017 that criticizes the initiative’s language and warned against possible effects including a special investigation by the state attorney general.