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District Director for Gary Miller
Steven G. Thornton
Legislative Director to Ed Royce
Darrin W. Schrader
Communications Director for Ed Royce
Audra L. McGeorge
Legislative Director to Gary Miller
Sandra Breitengross Bitter
Chief of Staff to Gary Miller
John G. Rothrock
Executive Director for Gary Miller
Kevin D. McKee
Chief of Staff to Ed Royce
Amy Michelle Porter
Press Secretary to Gary Miller
Megan McCormack
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Rep. Ken Calvert

Congressmen Miller and Royce: Denounce Calls for Violence Against Fellow Americans

    1. Weldon Kennedy
    2. Petition by

      Weldon Kennedy

      London, United Kingdom

Last month, a group of protestors picketed a charity event hosted by the relief wing of Islamic Circle of North America. Aiming to raise funds for local women's shelters and combat homelessness, the event featured two highly controversial speakers whose presence drew protests.

The rhetoric of the protest was exceptionally bigoted, with chants of "Muhammed was a child molestor," "why don't you go beat up your wife like you do every night," and "you beat your women and you rape your children."

The hateful insults are nothing though, compared to comments by Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly, who mentioned she had a son serving in the Marines and added "I know quite a few Marines who would be happy to help these terrorists to a, uh, early meeting in paradise."

Two congressman - Gary Miller and Ed Royce - spoke at the event.

This call for members of the armed services to murder their fellow citizens is despicable, and it is unacceptable for an elected official in this country to participate in an event calling for violence against American citizens.

Call on congressman Miller and Royce to denounce such comments and apologize to the Muslim community, members of the armed services, and America at large for their participation in this event.

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Recent signatures


    1. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      4 weeks after the CAIR video which brought this issue to light, we still haven't heard from Congressman Miller

    2. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Video of protests against Councilwoman Pauly, who Congressman Miller still is happily associated with

    3. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Councilwoman Pauly continues to draw ire from for her comments at the event, and still no word from Miller as to why he endorses Pauly's comments.

    4. Reached 9 signatures
    5. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      About 200 protesters assembled outside Villa Park City Hall tonight with some intent on demanding an apology from Pauly during the City Council meeting.

    6. Action: Getting Answers From Congressman Miller

      Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Congressman Gary Miller of California shared a stage in February with another speaker who intimated that marines should kill a group of Muslim-Americans who were gathered for a charity fundraiser nearby. Later on, the crowd from the event chanted a...

    7. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      It's now been more than 2 weeks since we launched this petition, but have yet to hear back from Congressman Miller

    8. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      New of the rally continues to spread and have a detrimental impact on America's image abroad. In the Lebanon Star: America gets a jarring wake-up call on Islamophobia

    9. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      CA Independent Voter Network on the rally, "It was a scene eerily reminiscent of interactions between Jim Crow activists/suporters and African-American citizens of the 1950's."

    10. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      A comment about the global response to the Yorba Linda event: "The outpouring of support from across religious and ethnic communities is a testament to the belief in equality for all."

    11. Reached 8 signatures
    12. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      We've called Miller's office several times and have received no response

    13. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Farhana Khera, Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, writes about the how the King hearings legitimize the rhetoric heard at the rally with Ed Royce and Gary Miller

    14. Reached 7 signatures
    15. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Congressman Miller's office has not returned multiple calls seeking comment.

    16. Reached 6 signatures
    17. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Max Blumenthal has a look at rally organizer Karen Lugo

    18. Reached 3 signatures
    19. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Villa Park Councilwoman Pauly has claimed her remarks were taken out of context, but has not responded to our request for the transcript of her remarks as prepared. And as Talking Points Memo notes, you can watch her full speech, and those of Congressmen Miller and Royce here:

    20. Congressman Royce Denounces Violent Remarks, No Word From Miller

      Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Last Friday, activists around the US sprang into action after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) posted this video on YouTube [alternate version here], showing protesters outside of a Muslim community fundraiser. The protesters shouted...

    21. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Congressman Royce Denounces Violent Remarks, No Word From Miller

    22. Reached 2 signatures
    23. Weldon Kennedy
      Interim Director, Europe

      Zaki Hasan writes about the rally and the depth of anti-muslim hate on the Huffington Post

    24. Reached 1 signatures
    25. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Republican Elected Officials Gather at Hate Rally


    Reasons for signing

    • Philip Greene FAIRBORN, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      When you took office, did you not swear to "that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States" and does not that Constitution guarrantee freedom for people of all religions?

      If you do not denounce these death threats against the Muslims who are citizens of our nation, then you are in violation of your oath and should be impeached.

    • John Rosenbaum LAGUNA HILLS, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      SHAME ON YOU!!!

    • Elizabeth M Matthews LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Your lack of common sense, decency, logic, intelligence, talent, sensitivity, wisdom, or for your own sakes, political savvy and CYA, if you know nothing else (how did you get into office, anyway??) is unbelievable. And the people this idiot bag of slop was referring to were trying to do a Very American thing: raise money to assist other Ameicans. That female got some kind of hold of you two guys, you can't even disassociate yourselves from her?

    • Ellen Keating WESTMINSTER, CO
      • over 3 years ago


    • Derek Mazzeo YORBA LINDA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Equating all Muslims to Islamic terrorists is no different than equating all Christians to members of the Ku Klux Klan.


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