Demand the Resignation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
  • Petitioning Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio

This petition will be delivered to:

Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio
Maricopa County District 5 Supervisor
MaryRose Wilcox
Maricopa County District 1 Supervisor
Fulton Brock
Maricopa County District 2 Supervisor
Don Stapley
Maricopa County District 3 Supervisor
Andrew W. Kunasek
Maricopa County District 4 Supervisor
Max W. Wilson
Maricopa County Attorney
Bill Montgomery

Demand the Resignation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    1. Jonathan Perri
    2. Petition by

      Jonathan Perri

      San Francisco, United States

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has failed to protect the public and carry out his duties as an elected official in a Constitutional manner. The latest disclosure that MCSO failed to investigate hundreds of sex-crime cases involving children is just one in a long list of atrocities that have taken place under Arpaio's 20 years in power. Too many people have died in Arpaio's jails, too many citizens' Constitutional rights have been trampled, too many people have been forced to live in fear of retaliation for daring to challenge the Sheriff's policies. Now is the time to end his reign of terror, abuse and willful disregard for the Arizona and United States Constitution.

Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. 2 Asian-American groups call on Arpaio to resign

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      Two Asian-American groups asked Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign at a Tuesday event hosted by Citizens for a Better Arizona President Randy Parraz and by Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.

      Parraz and Wilcox long have sought Arpaio's ouster. Last month, Valley Black leaders also implored the sheriff to step down.

      Asian Chamber of Commerce Director Madeline Ong-Sakata said Tuesday, "We are joining with our African-American and Hispanic-American brothers and sisters to ask Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign."

    3. More coverage of the "Hey Girl, I'm Sheriff Joe" meme

      Gabriela Garcia
      Petition Organiser

      The blog Being Latino covers the sarcastic internet meme drawing attention to serious calls for Sheriff Joe's resignation.

    4. Reached 20,000 signatures
    5. Video of Latino veteran tased to death in Arpaio's jail

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organiser

      Just days before Christmas the family of a Latino vet, Ernest "Marty" Atencio, removed their loved one from life support. The Sheriff's office have now released the video of Marty's tasing. Warning: contains violent footage and nudity.

    6. Reached 17,500 signatures
    7. "Petition for Sheriff Arpaio's Resignation Gets Thousands of Signatures"

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organiser

      "A key reason for the petition, according to organizers, is what they characterize as Arpaio’s office’s disregard for constitutional rights. The letter that is part of the petition cites the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office failure “to investigate hundreds of sex-crime cases involving children,” which it says “is just one in a long list of atrocities that have taken place during Arpaio's 20 years in power.”

    8. Arpaio joins the "hey girl" craze

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organiser

      Step aside, Ryan Gosling. Feministing features the latest "hey girl" internet meme dedicated to none other than Sheriff Joe as part of a "what we missed" holiday roundup.

    9. Reached 12,500 signatures
    10. Veteran Tased by MCSO Has Died

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      Yesterday, the family of Ernest "Marty" Atencio, the man brutally Tased and killed in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Fourth Avenue Jail last week, removed their loved one from life support.

      Atencio, 44, was found unresponsive in a jail cell at Fourth Avenue on Friday morning, following an altercation with detention officers that involved him being Tased. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, where he was kept alive on life-support machines.

    11. CNN Opinion -- Perry's wrong turn: Defending Sheriff Joe

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organiser

      Ruben Navarrette Jr: "So what did Perry do when the Justice Department report came out? The worst possible thing. He doubled down on his bad judgment. He had already made two mistakes in snuggling up to Arpaio and accepting his endorsement. He went for three by defending Arpaio."

    12. Candlelight Vigil Thursday in Phoenix for Victims of Joe Arpaio

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      432 survivors haven’t been protected or served as a result of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s irresponsible behavior, rampant MCSO corruption and misuse of power. This has occurred despite the numerous investigations, lawsuits and Department of Justice investigations of Sheriff Joe and MCSO. These 432 children, women and men have been seemingly silenced, however, on December 22, 2011 from 4pm to 7pm members of the community are coming together to bear witness to their experience.

      Puente Human Rights Movement is calling on members of the community to join us for a candlelight vigil to honor survivors of all forms of abuse.

    13. Reached 10,000 signatures
    14. Reached 8,000 signatures
    15. Did Arpaio's Deputies Taser a Latino Veteran until Brain Dead?

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organiser

      Ernest “Marty” Atencio is a US veteran who fought in the Gulf War and was “the most patriotic guy on the planet” according to his brother in an interview with Phoenix New Times. Described as having “special needs,” Atencio was arrested...

    16. Reached 7,000 signatures
    17. Arpaio Faces New Scandal After Arrested Man Clings to Life

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      The flames are lapping higher around Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

      Arpaio, the self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” because of his controversial crackdown – at the county level – on illegal immigration, now is under fire again because of the critical condition of a man who became unresponsive while in the custody of his deputies.

      The man is now on life support, and “brain dead,” say published reports. His family is deciding when to take him off life support.

    18. Reached 4,000 signatures
    19. Arizona Sheriff’s Office Unfairly Targeted Latinos, Justice Department Says

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      In a harshly worded critique of the country’s best-known sheriff, the Justice Department accused Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of engaging in “unconstitutional policing” by unfairly targeting Latinos for detentions and arrests and retaliating against those who complain.

      Read more below:

    20. Reached 3,000 signatures
    21. Amidst Sex Crimes Scandal, Thousands Call for Sheriff Arpaio's Job

      Rachel LaBruyere
      Petition Organiser

      This morning, nearly one hundred people showed up to a Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. They were there to ask that Sheriff Joe Arpaio resign from office. Arpaio, self-proclaimed as "America's Toughest Sheriff," has a...

    22. Reached 2,500 signatures
    23. Call the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (602) 506-3416

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      Randy Parraz of Citizens for a Better Arizona wants to know just how many botched investigations it will take for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to call for Arpaio's resignation:

      "If over 400 uninvestigated sex crimes are not enough for supervisors to join other elected leaders in calling for Sheriff Arpaio's resignation, then citizens want to know WHAT IS THEIR NUMBER?" wonders Parraz in a recent announcement to the CBA faithful. "Is it 500 uninvestigated sex crimes? 750? Over 1,000? Citizens want to know what it will take for members of the Board of Supervisors to break their silence."

      Will you call the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors at (602) 506-3416 and ask them the same question? They need to know that not speaking out against Arpaio is the same as supporting his actions.

    24. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 1 day ago


    • dana mauch MAYFIELD, KY
      • 6 days ago

      he is a bully! maybe at one time he had good intentions but he needs to GO

      • 11 days ago


    • Jose Abarca NEW ROCHELLE, NY
      • 11 days ago

      Failed to investigate lives that we're murdered.

    • Roslyn Millius BEAVERTON, OR
      • 13 days ago

      this man is scum...that is the hell is he sheriff?


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