Saturday, April 17, 2010

Speak Against Draconian Rights Violations

From yahoo:

"Arizona Illegal-Immigrant Law Draws Strong Opposition

The toughest anti-illegal-immigrant measure in a generation passed the Arizona legislature this week. If signed, as expected, by Republican governor Jan Brewer, the law will give local police sweeping new powers in regard to undocumented workers. Currently, immigration offenses are violations of federal, not state, law, and local police officers only can inquire about a person's immigration status if that person is suspected of another crime. Under SB1070, however, Arizona police will have the right to stop anyone on "reasonable suspicion" that they may be an illegal immigrant and can arrest them if they are not carrying a valid driver's license or identity papers." (source Yahoo News)

Write Gov. Jan Brewer and Tell Her What You Think about this Terrible Use of Tax Money

Jan Brewer's contact information (photos from Jan Brewer's Photo Gallery)
The full mailing address is:
The Honorable Jan Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Telephone (602) 542-4331
Toll Free 1-(800) 253-0883
Fax (602) 542-1381

Or click on the link to fill out a form e-mail (what I did)

Brewer is responding to the conservative scare-tactics that try to make the people of Arizona worry about hard-working undocumented laborers; instead, the people of Arizona should be worrying about the massive school district layoffs.

If you're not sure how to voice your outrage, feel free to mention some of these points:

  • Arizona's budget crisis has state resources stretched thin, making the stress on state law enforcement even greater
  • Many undocumented people work for substandard living, providing services to many small and larger local businesses in Arizona, contributing to Social Security funds that they will never cash in on, and paying retail taxes for all of their purchases in this country.
  • this law is a misappropriation of state funds that will only serve to weaken an already stressed economy.
  • Instead of putting this money into harassing hard-working people in our country, this money would be put to better use, reinvesting into the educational system of our state that has been hit with many school district firings.
  • With an emphasis on education in our state, we might better strengthen our state infrastructure, making it a more attractive option for businesses to bring revenue and job-creating industry.
  • Border patrol fulfill a certain need, one of which being the enforcement of illegal drug smuggling

1 comment:

  1. Here is another organization that is working on gathering emails.
    Thanks, Cruz, for getting people to focus on the real problem, lack of funding for education.
    Vote yes on Prop 100!