Protect First Amendment Rights in Arizona - Remove Pearce from Leadership
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Arizona State Senate

Protect First Amendment Rights in Arizona - Remove Pearce from Leadership

    1. Petition by

      Somos Republicans

In a room full of corporate CEOs, Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce threatened to lock up public sector workers in desert tent cities if they chose to excercise their First Amendment rights (like workers did in Wisconsin). 

At a Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Senate President Russell Pearce explained what he'd do if workers decided to protest like they did in Wisconsin:

“I’ve spoken with the sheriff, and he has some nice buses that hold a lot of people. We’ve also got some tents with a view.”

Sen. Pearce’s comments were originally reported in the Yellow Sheet Report on May 10th. “In all seriousness, I find it deeply chilling that an elected official finds it funny to discuss jailing a group of people expressing their First Amendment rights,” said  Rebekah Friend. “Suggesting a police crackdown before a rally has even occurred is just more of the same intimidation, threats and innuendo we’ve come to expect from Senator Pearce and his crony Arpaio.”  

Enough is enough. It's time to dethrone "King" Russell Pearce from his seat as Senate President. Join us in calling on the Arizona Senate to remove him from his leadership position - effective immediately.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. The campaign to recall Russell Pearce has submitted signatures for review:

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Sen. Pearce says of people seeking to recall him, "They're simply open-border anarchists who have no respect for the rule of law, we'll deal with it." Read more:

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Citizens for a Better Arizona continues collecting signatures for the recall of Sen. Russell Pearce:

    7. Reached 50 signatures
    8. Russell Pearce is inching closer to a recall election.

    9. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Thomas Jacobs ALTOONA, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is time that we sent a message to Congress, wall street and the big banks, NO MORE!

    • Susan Armistead KEY LARGO, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      You are not a qualified to represent the public interest. You are a poor excuse for a human being. Just go away you bastard!

    • John Hartman ALBANY, OR
      • about 3 years ago

      Russell Pearce should be recalled NOW.

      His total abhorrence for working class people is the anthisesis of what the American Revolution was all about.

      This nation was founded by people who envisioned a common spirit. Pearce has perverted that vision.

      He msut go.

    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, AK
      • about 3 years ago


    • Amy McCluer GLENDALE, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      I am proud to sign this for the good of my state and all of its residents!


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