Cruise To The Arizona Capitol Civic Engagement With the Chicano Community

POSTED ON
November 14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Saturday, November 14, 2015
 
Contact:  Robert Rodriguez, President of Arizona Cruiser's Association -- (602) 425-8085
                DeeDee Garcia Blase, Co-founder of Somos Independents -- (480) 200-3748

Cruise To The Capitol
 
Civic Engagement With the Chicano Lowrider Community
 
Phoenix, AZ – Even in the latest census count, Phoenix, Arizona’s Chicano / Latino population is 41 percent, larger than most cities.  Slow but sure progress is being made when it comes to our civic engagement and voting strength, but we believe we can do better. We are excited to host a Lowrider Show N’ Shine Cruise To The Capitol event that will revitalize the Chicano community in doing away with laws that make cruising a crime.
 
Arizona Sen. Catherine Miranda will be speaking to the Chicano community on how to participate in the political process that makes Cruising on Central a crime.  More importantly, she will talk about her plans to introduce a Chicano license plate on the heels of Colorado State Rep. Joseph Salazar’s introduction of their Chicano license plate that benefits the Chicano and Latino community.
 
Somos Independents and Chicano Radio Network will host a Get Out The Vote Booth and encourage voter registration as they prepare for the 2016 Presidential election cycle.  There is strength in numbers, and we believe in getting better within our American political process.  The Chicano Movement was powerful and strong during the 60’s and 70’s, and we are capturing that spirit today and for our future.
 
 
Lowrider Show n’ Shine
 
Date:  Sunday, November 15, 2015
Location:  Bolin Park 205 S 17th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Time:  5:00 pm
 
Speakers include:  Arizona Sen. Catherine Miranda, Chicano Advocate Jose Cortez, Robert Rodriguez (President of Arizona Cruiser’s Association)
 
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Somos Independents is a national group of key swing independent registered Independent women voters who support bipartisanship in our government that will help solve tough issues.   We are organizing the growing independent registered voter group by getting out the vote with millennial voters, and we realize college-aged students prefer registering themselves as independents rather than choosing a major political party.  We believe in putting people before Party politics.  Co-founders include a former Republican and a former Democratic voter.

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Servicios De La Raza: Stand Against Anti-Immigrant Politicians (Chicano-style)

POSTED ON
October 21


 

Join Servicios, 60+ local & national non-profits, and top Latino & Immigration leaders from across the country at this massive rally against anti-immigrant politicians outside of the GOP Debate!

NEXT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
GATES OPEN // 4PM
RALLY STARTS // 5PM
FARRAND FIELD // CU BOULDER CAMPUS

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Click Here for More Info: http://www.mycountrymyvote.org/

 

 

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Ousted Maryvale High School Principal Phillip Verdugo Files EEOC Complaint For Reinstatement

POSTED ON
October 20

This is a follow up story with regard to former Superintendent Scribner who left Phoenix, Arizona, to move to  Ft. Worth, Texas without first doing one last dirty deed of eliminating a fine principle by the name of Phillip Verdugo.  Verdugo has 25 years of experience as a principal -- 13 of which was spent as a principal of Maryvale High School. In this video, you hear mothers pleading for Verdugo to stay but they were not heard.  Mothers I spoke to say it is because they were pushing for a bell schedule to get passed that will better the education of their children. Parents believe Scribner was essentially retaliating by cutting off the good rapport the ousted Principal had with the Maryvale parents.  After Scribner left, the bell schedule was finally approved for a later date to be determined.  [A nice win for Maryvale parents who wanted it passed and approved.]

Parents of Maryvale High School have circulated a petition to reinstate the ousted Principal Phillip Verdugo with much success and support from nearby residents and students of the school.  In addition, Phillip Verdugo was succcessful in filing a complaint with the EEOC to investigate the inappropriate handling of his ousting. 

Numerous rumors about Verdugo have been circulating, however, Verdugo is confident the EEOC investigation will prove how he was engaged with parents and the rapport he had with them and he will defend his professionalism as a principal.   Verdugo stated he has had no intention of running for the Superintendent position and merely wants his job back so that he can continue to excel in a Title I school with continued progress.

We are asking for parents to call the governing board (below) to reinstate Principal Verdugo, because it appears Kent Scribner has made up his mind to oust him despite the parents who think he has done a really good job!

 

  • Linda Abril:  (623) 849-8152
  • Lela Alston:  (602) 278-2002
  • Ian Danley: (602) 758-9370
  • Stephani Parra: (602) 345-0232
  • Stanford Prescott: (602) 620-1872
  • Laura Pastor: (602) 930-9675

 

We understand the Board has 4 weeks to respond to the unjust ousting of Phillip Verdugo who served as Principal for 13 years.  

We will keep our readers updated on this developing story.

 

 

 

 

 

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M.A.D.D. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Should Campaign Against Deborah Pauly for DUI

POSTED ON
September 29

What part of illegal does Deborah Pauly not understand?  Except she could have gotten someone killed with her DUI as her Porsche crashed into a parked car.  What if she struck a pedestrian?

Her excuse for DUI and car crash? 

Personal problems.  I'm sorry, but if she can afford a Porsche, I'm confident she can afford a taxi or uber.  Or simply walk off her drunken state.

From OC REGISTER:

Deborah Pauly, a former Villa Park City Council member and candidate for Assembly, was arrested for driving under the influence following a car crash in Anaheim this month, according to police.

Pauly, 56, was driving a Porsche 911 when she struck a parked, unoccupied Mazda pickup truck in the 1100 block of Minot Street around 1 a.m. on Sept. 12, Anaheim police Lt. Eric Trapp said. Information was not available regarding where Pauly had been prior to the crash.

An Anaheim police officer administered a field sobriety test to Pauly at the scene of the crash but she failed to pass, Trapp said.

Pauly was booked into the Anaheim Temporary Detention Facility for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater, he said. Police wouldn’t provide her exact blood alcohol level due to the pending criminal case.

Pauly was released from jail on written promise to appear in court, said Trapp. She is slated to be arraigned on Oct. 26 in Orange County North Justice Center in Fullerton.

Pauly, a Republican, said Monday that personal issues contributed to the DUI incident.   READ MORE>>>

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California Tea Party Deborah Pauly arrested for DUI after calling Muslims unadulterated evil & comparing Obamacare with sodomy

POSTED ON
September 29

California Tea Party Deborah Pauly arrested for DUI after calling Muslims unadulterated evil & comparing Obamacare with sodomy. 

Just in from the OC register:

Deborah Pauly, a former Villa Park City Council member and candidate for Assembly, was arrested for driving under the influence following a car crash in Anaheim this month, according to police.

Pauly, 56, was driving a Porsche 911 when she struck a parked, unoccupied Mazda pickup truck in the 1100 block of Minot Street around 1 a.m. on Sept. 12, Anaheim police Lt. Eric Trapp said. Information was not available regarding where Pauly had been prior to the crash.

An Anaheim police officer administered a field sobriety test to Pauly at the scene of the crash but she failed to pass, Trapp said.

Pauly was booked into the Anaheim Temporary Detention Facility for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater, he said. Police wouldn’t provide her exact blood alcohol level due to the pending criminal case.

Pauly was released from jail on written promise to appear in court, said Trapp. She is slated to be arraigned on Oct. 26 in Orange County North Justice Center in Fullerton.

Pauly, a Republican, said Monday that personal issues contributed to the DUI incident.

“In the midst of launching my campaign for assembly, in August my husband filed for divorce to end our 32-year marriage,” she said in a written statement. “However, the stresses of this very painful personal circumstance are not an excuse and I take full responsibility for this lapse. This incident is a reminder to stay focused on the campaign and to maintain my high personal standards of conduct and character.

“This is completely uncharacteristic and I am asking for understanding, compassion, prayers and forgiveness. This difficulty shall pass and I will be stronger for it. Ultimately, persevering through this challenge will make me a better person and a better legislator.”

Orange County court records show Pauly has had no other local criminal arrests.

She told the Register in a phone interview the arrest may affect her run for Assembly, but did not elaborate.

“Anything I do or say is going to have an impact on my campaign,” she said in a phone interview. “My enemies and opponents are going to be looking for anything they can use to their advantage.”

Fred Whitaker, chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, declined to speculate on whether Pauly’s arrest may hamper her chances of being elected.

“The voters sort all sorts of things out,” he said.

Pauly is running against fellow Republican Harry Sidhu, a former Anaheim City Council member, in the 2016 election to replace termed-out 68th District Assemblyman Don Wagner, R-Irvine. The district stretches from Anaheim Hills to Lake Forest.

Pauly, a Tea Party favorite, made headlines in 2011 for calling two Muslims speaking at a local event “unadulterated evil” and in 2010 for comparing Obamacare with sodomy.

Contact the writer: sschwebke@ocregister.com

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MCSO Chief Deputy Sheridan's (Right Hand Man to Sheriff Joe Arpaio) Dereliction Points To Need for Anti-Racial Profiling Laws in Arizona

POSTED ON
September 25

"Give a man enough rope, and he will hang himself." - From Story of Haman in the Book of Esther

Arizona's Senator Catherine Miranda will be introducing anti-racial profiling legislation when session begins at the Capitol in January.  After listening to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's No. 2 man via Chief Deputy Sheridan, I am convinced that laws are needed to protect our Civil Rights.  I heard with my own ears how Sheridan (by his own confession) dropped the ball numerous times with regard to Civil Rights issues and important preliminary injuction Court Orders.

From the LOU SHOW, a member of the Jewish Chicano Coalition:

Jerry Sheridan, MCSO Chief Deputy, has been Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s right-hand man since May of 2011 when Arpaio fired David Hendershott for abusing his power.  Today in Judge Murray Snow’s courtroom, Sheridan failed miserably to answer questions by Cecillia Wang, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union.

In what could only be viewed as an echo from the Watergate hearings that eventually led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon, Sheridan’s repeated answer to Wang’s inquiries regarding receiving emails from then-Arpaio attorney Tim Casey was “I do not recall”.  Casey had  Sheridan and other upper-level MCSO deputies about the importance of addressing the allegations of the Melendres v. Arpaio civil rights case, but Sheridan simply did not remember getting those emails and even opening such emails.  One of the emails proved a meeting was held at Sheridan’s own office, yet he continued to deny such obvious proof.

At one point, Sheridan admitted that the responsibilities of someone in his position included staying informed of any cases that directly affected the procedures of his enforcement agency and that he had failed at doing so. 

As MCSO Chief Deputy, Sheridan also explained that it was his responsibility to review all cases referred to the Internal Affairs Division with regards to addressing any allegations of misconduct by deputies, that it was he who decided the validity of those allegations and that the decision to criminally prosecute misconduct was also his.  Sheridan revealed that he also was responsible for the oversight of any grievance appeals filed by officers who had been found guilty of misconduct and subsequently disciplined.  However, when Wang questioned Sheridan on how many officers had been disciplined, he could not recall.

Sheridan also appeared unconcerned that deputies have been discovered in possession of “trinkets” taken during arrests, that law enforcement officers under his command might have, essentially, stolen property during arrests.  In his testimony, Sheridan appeared unconcerned that his officers engaged in such thievery.

On May 8, 2014, MCSO Deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz was found dead, hanged in his home.  A search of this rogue deputy’s home unearthed an stash of personal property, including hundred items of evidence, license plates, credit cards, driver's licenses and torn-up citations.  This begs questions of the overall integrity of MCSO Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan on his lack of knowing what one of his deputies was up to before the apparent suicide of Ramon Armendariz.  Would Sheridan simply consider all the items found in Armendariz home as mere “trinkets”?

Sheridan was also asked about his attendance as a January 31, 2012, meeting of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, for which Sheridan said he did not recall anything about.  This was a meeting where Sheridan and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery attempted to field answers to the charges of how the MSCO dropped the ball on investigating numerous sex abuse cases.  In court, Sheridan said he did not remember anything at all about that BOS meeting, adding that he was probably more concerned at the time with the civil rights case Melendrez vs. Arpaio.  However, when Sheridan was asked in court about the various emails then-Arpaio attorney Tim Casey sent to Sheridan and others about the Melendez case, Sheridan said he did not recall a thing!

Repeatedly answering with “I do not recall” is straight out of the playbook of the Watergate Hearings in which members of Nixon’s cabinet feigned out of answering any questions about the break-in at the Democratic Party Headquarters of the Watergate Hotel in 1972.  

Is Sheridan now simply the fall guy for Joe Arpaio?  As the Chief Deputy of the MSCO, shouldn’t Sheridan be held accountable for at least being aware of cases that could hold the MSCO liable?  When is Judge Murry Snow going to realize and act upon the allegations that Sheridan has acted irresponsible to “play dumb”, that Sheridan was duly informed of the Melendez case and also of the failure of the MSCO to investigate hundreds of sex crimes . . . and that he, Sheridan, is actively engaging in a campaign to act as though he did not know things any better?

REFERENCES:

http://kjzz.org/content/195656/sheriff-joe-arpaios-contempt-court-case-resumes-%E2%80%93-what-you-need-know

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2015/05/31/mcso-deputy-ramon-armendariz-death-internal-investigations/28178147/

 

 

 

Racial profiling is illegal and it violates the U.S. Constitution’s assurance of equal protection under the law to all and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. Racial profiling is ineffective and costs tax payers millions of dollars in wasteful spending and it alienates communities from law enforcement and it prevents healthy policing efforts and trust. Moreover, the State of Arizona has had to build back up from our economic setback after a boycott of our State was initiated once the former Governor Jan Brewer signed the restricionist / isolationist SB 1070 law that was bad for business and the labor sector.  

 

Arizona State Senator Catherine Miranda writes: 

 

"The law is the law. But I disagree. We don't have to live with it. That's why I chose to be an elected official so we don't have to live with the ridiculous racists laws my colleagues that are in control make. I'm there to fight against those laws. We will continue to fight in peace. But I'm wondering how much more peace will there be left. Kids are tired of their parents being targeted. Remember this law will attack our citizens too. Can you as a citizen live with being targeted? Because you will be."

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Ft. Worth, Texas: Watch Phoenix, Arizona's Superintendent Kent Scribner Closely

POSTED ON
September 20

From one Texan to another:  Keep your eyes on Kent Scribner.

Phoenix's Superintendent Kent Scribner is leaving Phoenix, Arizona, and he is moving on to Ft. Worth, Texas.  But Scribner doesn't leave without first doing one last dirty deed of eliminating a fine principle by the name of Phillip Verdugo who has 25 years of experience as a principal -- 13 of which was spent as a principal of Maryvale High School. In this video, you hear mothers pleading for Verdugo to stay.

Why aren't these mothers being heard

Mothers I spoke to say it is because they are pushing for a bell schedule to get passed that will better the education of their children, and Scribner is essentially retaliating by cutting off power to a high school principal that has good rapport with Maryvale parents.

Why are teachers OUTSIDE of this district getting paid more to teach in title I schools?  Are they doing more to help our Chicano and Latino kids?  If so, why aren't they listening to these Spanish speaking moms?  This unfolding situation stinks to high Heaven of cronyism and elitism. These parents requested assistance from school and board to approve a bell schedule that would allow assistance to struggling kids and college and Career Readiness information which is a measure that has already been approved in 14 out of 16 campuses in the Phoenix, AZ, area. 

Why aren't there more brown and black persons chosen to be on the advisory board in a mostly Chicano and Latino school district?

Why are administrators essentially getting punished for listening to these Spanish-speaking parents?

Mr. Kent Scribner has a lot of explaining to do before he goes to Texas full time in October and he can begin with justifying eliminating a good principal without good cause.  Scribner should explain why he is not listening to these parents.  Despite their voices not getting heard, we will continue to share videos of a bunch of mothers and/or approximately 100 moms (parents) on social media that will inform other fellow parents of how officials are not doing their job that is in the best interest of their kids. This campaign will not only reach Arizona ...  but it will follow all the way to Texas in an effort to inform Texas mothers of how Scribner cannot justify decisions to have a good principal removed.  These Phoenix area mothers in a Title I school feel as if nobody is listening to them, and it is high time the governing board overseeing Maryvale High School pay attention. 

We are asking for parents to call the governing board (below) to reinstate Principal Verdugo, because it appears Kent Scribner has made up his mind to oust him despite the parents who think he has done a really good job!

 

  • Linda Abril:  (623) 849-8152
  • Lela Alston:  (602) 278-2002
  • Ian Danley: (602) 758-9370
  • Stephani Parra: (602) 345-0232
  • Stanford Prescott: (602) 620-1872
  • Laura Pastor: (602) 930-9675

 

As far as I am concerned, there should be no reason Title I public schools cannot get the same level of education as those in the Scottsdale Public Schools considering they get extra funding from the FEDS.  You can rest assured parents who have children attending Scottsdale schools get heard,  and just because many of these Phoenix, Arizona, mothers use Spanish as their first language -- it shouldn't be why their voices are not getting heard. 

For instance, Rosa Cantu, who is a parent where her voice is not being heard says:

If Maryvale school is the only one not providing college and career readiness support, perhaps this could be considered a discrimination issue against our students, and why is so difficult to implement?.... Who will think is not important to prepare the future work force?

That's a good question, and I'll add another question to Cantu's above:

Are board members being owned by the union? 

Inquiring minds want to know with this developing story, in the meantime ..... Rise up mi gente.  Get involved and make the call to the governing board (above) to reinstate Principal Verdugo in the event Scribner succeeds in getting him removed. 

 

 

(Above)  Mothers want their bill to pass that will advance their children in a Phoenix public school. Would teachers or union teachers  rather get paid for hours after school where classrooms are empty vs incorporating a bell schedule that would allow for assistance for kids?  Or is teacher pay for empty classrooms more appealing when teachers get paid extra for attending meetings after 3:30 pm?

 

 

 (Above) Parents requested assistance from school and board to approve a bell schedule that would allow assistance to struggling kids and college and Career readiness info....a measure that had already been approved in 14 out of 16 campuses.  Parents of these students told me Advisory committee at Maryvale failed to approve bell schedule due to union lack of political will and has since removed administrator and advisory facilitator Lisa Bundy with their second move to remove Principal Verdugo unjustifiably.

 

 

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Rep. Ruben Gallego New Bureaucrat Gun Idea Exposes His Domestic Violence Policy Past

POSTED ON
September 19

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." - Emiliano Zapata

The gun hypocrisy in our state is so sickening that it is causing Pancho Villa and Zapata to turn in their graves. It's no secret Arizona has a gun violence problem, and Arizona citizens are thankful the I-10 shooters were caught yesterday before real harm could have occurred.  That said, populist politicians like Rep. Ruben Gallego are using this opportunity to create bureaucracy even though he completely loses site of the fact that much of that gun violence is attached to domestic violence against women.

According to Channel 12 news:

"New data reveals some disturbing findings: 62 percent of Arizona women are shot to death by their intimate partners in domestic violence murders, and the rate of these domestic violence tragedies is 45 percent higher than the national average."

As a former NRA member, I am for reasonable gun laws -- not bureaucratic ones.   I am a moderate on gun laws and I refused to give the NRA my membership fees several years ago when they allowed the likes of Ted Nugent to be a spokesperson for them.  Ted Nugent was spewing gun violence against our national elected officials like Hillary Clinton, and I believe saying those things incite unhealthy violence.   Since the NRA allowed that sort of rhetoric from their spokesperson, I proudly ripped up my NRA membership card. 

However, I am still pro-gun and pro 2nd amendment, and I will not allow the likes of Rep. Gallego to get away with his policy and political hypocrisy.

If Gallego truly cared for reducing gun violence in our State of Arizona, he would begin by supporting laws that protect women, too, that attaches gun violence to the actual more serious problem of domestic violence.   Unfortunately, Ruben's past endorsement of Paul Penzone (who had an official domestic violence record against his ex wife that included documented injuries) precludes him from doing the right thing.  If Gallego wants to be taken seriously by women voters in Arizona, he would begin by apologizing for endorsing Penzone who had an official domestic violence record.  It would do Rep. Ruben Gallego a lot of good to ensure he no longer endorses politicians with a domestic violence record. It would also do a lot of good for Arizona Democrats to VET the people they endorse, and they have no business supporting politicians who have a domestic violence record with documented injuries.   Ruben ought to stop his populism in light of the Phoenix I-10 shooter issue, and work on productive laws that have teeth to it.  Women voters are looking at reducing domestic violence that is attached to gun violence and not just this "receive a certificate / document" if you are a good neighbor bullshit.  

How much are these good neighbor certificates going to cost the tax payer?    What we need is stripping guns away from domestic violence abusers.  That's the kind of teeth we need here in Arizona, and it shouldn't have to take a Domestic Violence Court Hearing Officer to strip guns and ammunition from a "defendant" in order for a woman to feel safe (see Page 18 of this pdf file).

 

(Above)  Paul Penzone ordered not to possess, receive and/or purchase firearms or ammo in a temporary Court Order.

Viva la mujer!

C/S

 

 

 

 

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(Update) PRESS CONFERENCE: Community Reaction To Judge Susan Bolton's SB 1070 Decision Allowing Provision For Law Enforcement To Ask About Immigration Status

POSTED ON
September 08
PRESS CONFERENCE
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2015
Contact: DeeDee Garica Blase
(480) 200-3748
 
 
 
Community Reaction To Judge Susan Bolton's SB 1070 Decision Allowing Provision For Law Enforcement To Ask About Immigration Status
 
 
Phoenix, AZ -- Racial profiling is illegal and it violates the U.S. Constitution’s assurance of equal protection under the law to all and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. Racial profiling is ineffective and costs tax payers millions of dollars in wasteful spending and it alienates communities from law enforcement and it prevents healthy policing efforts and trust. Moreover, the State of Arizona has had to build back up from our economic setback after a boycott of our State was initiated once the former Governor Jan Brewer signed the restricionist / isolationist SB 1070 law that was bad for business and the labor sector.  
 
Our community is having a press conference to address the recent Court decision made by Judge Susan Bolton relating to SB1070.  We are mobilizing those who want to make a peaceful stand against the decision that allows a provision giving law enforcement officers the authority to ask us what immigration status is.  We believe her decision could be challenged, but in the meantime we are making our stand in suggesting legislation that will curb racial profiling concerns.
 
LOCATION: The Office Pile 2501 N. 7th. St., Phoenix, Arizona
DATE: : Tuesday on September 8, 2015
TIME:  2:45 pm 
 
 
Shirl Mora James, Civil Rights & Immigration Lawyer states:
 
"Unfortunately, the Plaintiffs did not have the necessary evidence needed to prove disparate treatment of Latinos by law enforcement in regards to immigration checks (Show Me Your Papers) S.B. 1070, Section 2B. Moreover, the U.S. Supreme ruled that the 2B Section was not preempted on its face, thus the Supremacy Clause was not violated. In addition, the Bolton Court further stated that the 2B Section also did not violate the Equal Protection Clause because it lack evidence of essentially racial profiling data. To be successful in an Equal Protection argument, the Plaintiffs need to advocate for racial profiling legislation that orders all Arizona law enforcement agencies to collect and compile such data on immigration status checks which includes the race or ethnicity of the person stopped. In reality, Judge Bolton’s hands were tied because of Justice Kennedy’s opinion allowing S.B. 1070 Section 2B’s immigration status checks in the recent Arizona U.S. Supreme decision."
 
DeeDee Garcia Blase states:
 
The need to enact racial profiling legislation will curb unnecessary lawsuits due to rogue police officers who may be tempted in taking matters into their own hands.  In the meantime, it appears the Supreme Court needs evidence that can be taken back to them.  Thanks to Arizona’s ACLU, since passage of SB1070, they have had a comprehensive and a landmark win against Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the Ortega-Melendres case (with Federal Judge Murray Snow, a Republican appointee) ordering an end to racial profiling, and stops and detentions based on suspicion of being in the country unlawfully because of the years of systematics MCSO violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the prohibition on unreasonable seizures in the 4th Amendment.  Even though Judge Snow has put in place a federal monitor and team over Sheriff Arpaio, there is still resistance from Arpaio and we will await the next round of contempt hearings against him and others that should begin September 22, 2015.   That said, we are concerned about other forms of resistance to end racial profiling not only with Sheriff Joe Arpaio and MCSO, but also with the Phoenix Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies within Arizona.
 
Arizona State Senator Catherine Miranda writes: 
 
"The law is the law. But I disagree. We don't have to live with it. That's why I chose to bean elected official so we don't have to live with the ridiculous racists laws my colleagues that are in control make. I'm there to fight against those laws. We will continue to fight in peace. But I'm wondering how much more peace will there be left. Kids are tired of their parents being targeted. Remember this law will attack our citizens too. Can you as a citizen live with being targeted? Because you will be."
 
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Somos Independents is a national group of key swing independent registered Independent women voters who support bipartisanship in our government that will help solve tough issues.   We are organizing the growing independent registered voter group by getting out the vote with millennial voters, and we realize college-aged students prefer registering themselves as independents rather than choosing a major political party.  We believe in putting people before Party politics.  Co-founders include a former Republican and a former Democratic voter.

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Independent Voting National Conference Call

POSTED ON
September 06

Please join
IndependentVoting.org's President Jackie Salit
for the next national conference call
 
Tuesday, September 29
8pm  ET
(7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT)
 
Please Note the new call-in number when you register
 
As the presidential season gets underway, the American people are looking for a way to express their frustration with politics as usual. Some are eager to support candidates in the primaries who can make trouble inside their respective party establishments. Some are initiating new and novel efforts to overhaul the political process. Where are the independents in this mix? Tune in to hear a timely report from IndependentVoting.org's president and a look ahead on exciting new developments in our movement!

 

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