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Tell Governor Brewer to Stand Up for Arizona and Veto SB1070


UPDATE: Racial profiling is officially legal in Arizona.

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 to the Obama Administration and the Department of Homeland Security - (http://j.mp/legalizeaz) asking them not to cooperate with SB 1070, and furthermore, start taking leadership in pushing for real comprehensive immigration reform.

2. Join a local solidarity action or add your action here: (http://dreamactivist.org/legalizeaz)

This is not just about Arizona but it speaks volumes for all of us and what kind of country we want to be.

Sincerely,

Prerna

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The Arizona state legislature just approved the toughest anti-immigration bill in the country, giving police the authority to determine people's immigration status based on "reasonable suspicion" or more bluntly put, the right to racially profile immigrants.

Written by State Sen. Russell Pearce, SB1070 also makes it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant and allows anyone to sue a local, county or state agency if they believe the agency is not enforcing immigration laws.

If signed by Governor Jan Brewer into law, get ready for rampant racial profiling and arrests of more United States citizens who cannot prove their right to live here. The law also promises to have a chilling affect on the economy, with unjustifiable raids on businesses and immigrants fleeing the state as a consequence of attrition through enforcement. One just needs to take a look at Prince Williams County to note the general devastation that occurs as a result of local law enforcement of immigration laws.

There is still time to prevent Arizona from turning into a complete police state. Governor Brewer is yet to sign the bill into law.

Tell Governor Jan Brewer to stand up to Senator Pearce and do what is right for Arizona.

1. Sign this email petition to her

2. Flood her office with calls: (602) 542-4331

Let the mass mobilization against this criminal and constitutionally suspect measure begin.

Letter to
Governor Jan Brewer
Arizona Governor
As a constituent, I am devastated to learn that the Arizona state legislature has approved the misguided anti-immigrant and anti-business SB1070 put forth by State Senator Russell Pearce.

I ask you to exercise your power as Governor to veto this measure immediately.

SB 1070 gives local law enforcement permission to enforce immigration laws, taking resources away from enforcement of local laws that protect American citizens. Furthermore, it is a gross violation of our civil liberties and a mandate for law enforcement to legalize racial profiling.

The law also promises to have a chilling affect on the economy, with unjustifiable raids on businesses and immigrants fleeing the state as a consequence of attrition through enforcement. One just needs to take a look at Prince Williams County to note the general devastation that occurs as a result of local law enforcement of immigration laws.

Let commonsense prevail. Veto the measure and support real immigration reform for the state of Arizona.