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Democracy NOW! DN! - Today marks the one-year anniversary of the enactment of parts of Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant law, known as SB 1070. A trial is beginning in Phoenix for those arrested last year while protesting the bill by blocking the entrance of the Maricopa County jail. Among those facing misdemeanor civil disobedience charges is Rev. Peter Morales, the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Rev.Morales was elected the first Latino president of the Unitarian Universalist Association in 2009. He joins us from Phoenix to talk about why he wasarrested and his outspoken criticism of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's sweeping raids of Latino neighborhoods. "I participate in this not as apolitical act, but religious witness. My own faith is founded on a principle of the inherent words and dignity of all people of compassion, equity anddemocracy," Morales says. Published, with permission from democracynow.org. http://www.democracynow.org Provided to you under Democracy NOW! creative commons license. Copyright democracynow.org, an independent non-profit user funded news media, recognized and broadcast world wide.