Activist Group Trains More Than 100 In ‘Flood The Desert’ Campaign

Joyesha Chesnick, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), July 24

More than 115 people—young and old, though predominantly white—showed up for the No More Deaths “Flood the Desert” training session Sunday afternoon.

Organizers for the Tucson-based movement, which gives food, water and medical assistance to people who illegally cross the border on foot from Mexico to the United States, ran out of information packets as people filtered in to Southside Presbyterian Church, 317 W. 23rd St.

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No More Deaths hopes to have more than 40 volunteers manning its Ark of the Covenant camp in Arivaca around-the-clock to provide succor to migrants who continue to illegally cross the border into Arizona by the hundreds each day, some of them dying in the process from heatstroke and dehydration.

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