April 14th, 2010


Arizona racial profiling bill, SB 1070

I got this through e-mail today. Passing it along:

I thought you might be interested in this United Farm Workers e-activism campaign. http://action.ufw.org/page/speakout/az410

Please veto SB 1070. This appalling bill has chilling repercussions, especially for all Arizonians,--especially Latinos.
This bill has the potential to turn Arizona into a police state which practices racial profiling, something I am sure you do not support.

According to the Los Angeles Times,“The bill, known as SB 1070, makes it a misdemeanor to lack proper immigration paperwork in Arizona. It also requires police officers, if they form a ‘reasonable suspicion’ that someone is an illegal immigrant, to determine the person's immigration status.”

This means that anyone who walks in Arizona can be charged with a misdemeanor if you’re not carrying identification to prove you are a legal resident—including U.S. citizens for something as simple as having an accent and leaving their wallet at home.

This bill appears to mandate racial profiling. Please protect the people of Arizona, by vetoing this unjust bill.

To take action go to: http://action.ufw.org/page/speakout/az410