Legalize Arizona
  • Petitioned Elliots Williams

This petition was delivered to:

Director, Congressional Relations and GAO/OIG Audit Liaison Office
Elliots Williams
Assistant DHS Secretary
John Morton
Department of Justice
Eric Holder
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Legalize Arizona

    1. Prerna Lal
    2. Petition by

      Prerna Lal

      San Francisco, United States

Racial profiling is officially legal in Arizona.

"I do not know what an illegal immigrant looks like," declared Governor Brewer of Arizona as she signed SB 1070, the nation's harshest anti-immigrant law that allows law enforcement officials to arrest people based on whether they look, sound or act undocumented.

For people like Rep. Bilbray, it means recognizing people from the type of shoes they wear. Yes, shoes.

Governor Brewer failed to stand up for Arizona and do the right thing but you can take action now.

What Can You Do?

1. Sign the email petition below to the Obama Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice asking them not to cooperate with SB 1070, file an injunction and furthermore, start taking leadership in pushing for real comprehensive immigration reform.

2. Join a local solidarity action.

3. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Rep Grijalva has called for an economic boycott of Arizona, which means not traveling to Arizona and avoiding the expenditure of any dollars in Arizona. The American Immigration Lawyers' Association is already boycotting by canceling it's annual conference in Scottsdale. Some truckers are boycotting. Others are asking the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to divest from Arizona and for the Major League Baseball move the 2011 All-Star Game from Arizona. More economic sanctions are likely to be announced in the coming week with a list of products and companies to boycott.

4. Civil disobedience. Take a hint from the Capitol Nine who chained themselves to Capitol building doors. Leave your licenses at home. Walk out of schools and walk into local Congressional offices of politicians who have not cosponsored the DREAM Act and refuse to stand up for immigration reform. Conducts sit-ins, hunger strikes and flash mobs.

Arizona cannot be the standard!


Recent signatures


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      judith meskill
      Petition Organizer

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