Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC are no strangers when it comes to giving time back to the community. Whether their offering classes to inform the public of Workers’ Compensation rules, explaining Social Security Disability, or helping local children at the “Bowling for Backpacks” event, Snow, Carpio & Weekley have always found it important to connect to the community they love. Check out some of the amazing events and organizations we’re involved with.
The Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF), southern Arizona subsidiary of the AFL-CIO, is a coalition of affiliated labor unions in our region that work collectively to make Pima County a safe and economically viable place to work and raise a family. On June 4, 2015, the firm was honored to receive the 2015 Community Service Award from the Pima Area Federation of Labor and The City of Tucson. The firm was recognized for our efforts over the years to advocate on behalf of workers throughout the state of Arizona. As P.A.L.F. Chairman Fred Yamashita noted, chief among these efforts was the historic 2011 Recall of then Arizona Senate-President Russell Pearce. Firm partner Chad Snow was the Chairman of the Recall effort and partner Alex Carpio served as general counsel. Mr. Yamashita noted in presenting the award that the Pearce Recall was a turning point in Arizona politics that protected the rights of Arizona workers to collectively bargain, have access to affordable healthcare, and provide a quality education for their children. Yamashita also noted the lobbying efforts done by the firm at the State Legislature to protect the rights of injured workers, as well as the firm’s pro bono efforts on behalf of the Arizona Democratic Party Clean Elections Committee, Chicanos Por La Causa, and the Diocese of Tucson Parish. Attorney Diana Ezrre-Robles, a Tucson native, gave a speech accepting the award on behalf of the firm.
Attorney Alex Carpio is at the NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) Conference in Las Vegas this week. SCW Attorneys strive to stay connected and involved with those who are helping make/change the laws for the Latino’s who live and work in Arizona and also those elected officials whose passion for their communities match our own.
Attorney Alex Carpio spoke at two separate events over the weekend in Yuma County as part of a Community Outreach Focusing on Workers’ Legal Rights. He spoke Friday in Yuma and then on Sunday in San Luis. Snow, Carpio & Weekley is dedicated to serving those in the communities we work in. Through outreach programs such these, we are able to take part in helping those individuals who might not otherwise receive legal assistance.
In 2010, Chad Snow co-founded Citizens for a Better Arizona, a coalition of citizens groups trying to promote moderate politics in Arizona. In 2011, he was Chairman of the historic drive to recall then Senate President Russell Pearce. Senator Pearce was the author of the infamous and discriminatory SB1070, and was at the time the most powerful politician in the state. The recall was successful, and was the first time in U.S. history that a sitting legislative leader had been removed from office via Recall. Chad Snow continues to this day as Chairman of CBA.
SCW was proud to sponsor and participate in the 2014 Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Golf Tournament. Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a nonprofit organization dedicated to extensive and various community outreach programs
SCW has been a huge Sponsor of Los Abogados for several years. Our Attorneys have sat on committees over the years, assisted in fundraising and SCW has sponsored many wonderful events including the Annual Valdemar Cordova Scholarship Golf Tournament. The primary purposes of Los Abogados are to enhance the quality of legal services provided to the Community; to educate the Hispanic Community regarding its rights and remedies and the availability of legal services; to receive and administer funds for the promotion and advancement of the Hispanic legal profession within the State of Arizona; and to aid in gathering, exchanging and disseminating facts and information relating to the business methods within the Hispanic legal profession, all with a view of promoting the business of the Hispanic legal profession within the State of Arizona.
Attorney Alex Carpio is a current Board Member of CNL. The CNL purpose is to train and build the next generation of community organizers to effectively strengthen the voice of working families and under-represented populations in order to impact local issues affecting our community.
SCW has been privileged to sponsor these two amazing women in their 3-day walks for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure . Margie Dowens has walked 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and Donna Waters has walked 2004, 2008, 2013 and 2014. These women walk in honor of their own loved ones affected by Breast Cancer and SCW proudly sponsors them in honor of Barbara Snow, mother of Attorney Chad Snow who is a Breast Cancer survivor.
SCW has been a proud sponsor of Sunnyside Football. As an Alma Mater of the school, Attorney Alex Carpio has a sense of connection to his hometown and the community. Sunnyside High School, opened in 1955, is home to two thousand students located on the south side of Tucson, Arizona. Sunnyside offers a wide variety of extracurricular programs, advanced placement courses, and specialized career and technical training programs. It is a part of the Sunnyside Unified School District.
SCW has worked closely with UFCW Local 99 to assist their Union Members with work injuries by providing educational seminars and support. We also support them in their efforts throughout the year to help those in the community. Whether it’s their Annual Golf Tournament or their Bowling for Backpacks, SCW is always there to help!
Attorney Erica Gonzalez-Melendez is a current Board Member for Chicano Por La Causa, Inc. Over the years, CPLC has developed a wide array of services and programs that continue to strengthen the state of Arizona. In addition to social services, CPLC espouses affiliates and maintains subsidiaries that fortify its presence within the communities it serves.