Does anyone know how many signatures it would take to recall State Senator Sinema?
Subject: Democrats should not put their fingerprints on SB 1225
Date: Wed, Feb 16, 2011 11:45 pm
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Our organization, Somos Republicans (somos is Spanish for “we are”), is strongly opposed to state and local immigration enforcement. We’ve seen what has happened here in Arizona, where there are too many anti-immigrant laws that are focused on over-criminalization. We have watched SB 1070 destroy our economy, and the continued foreclosures on Arizona homes can easily be attributed to the mass exodus we have all witnessed.
It is with deep regret now to see a Democratic State legislator, State Senator Krysten Sinema add fuel to the anti-immigrant fire by sponsoring laws that are already on the books. Sinema wants to over-criminalize SB1225, when we believe she should be focusing on jobs, the budget, and so much more.
I have been made aware that the Hispanic Democratic community will carry out a large rally and protest against Sinema. We are not the ones organizing same; however, we will show our support to the Democratic Hispanic sponsored rally because the message is going to be made strong, loud and clear: The Hispanic Community will strip party lines to jointly oppose any and all legislators who are in the business of over-criminalizing anti-immigrant laws in the state. We all know Arizona already has a reputation for its extreme rhetoric against the Hispanic community.
Sinema has boasted to me of her pro bono work towards immigrant causes. However, this does not mean it is okay for her to over-criminalize laws that are already on the books only to turn a blind eye. We have had enough with all of these laws focused on anti-immigration, and we are being bombarded with them every which way we turn. We realize we have our own extremists in our Party to contend with such as Pearce, Gould, Kavanaugh and more, however, Sinema is leading the Democratic Party down that slippery slope, too. I cannot tell you how fed up the Hispanic community is with regard to the onslaught of these anti-immigrant bills we are being bombarded with, but I can reassure you of this: WE ARE TRACKING EVERY SINGLE ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILL, including the one (SB 1225) that is being sponsored by Sinema.
The Democratic Hispanic community is livid, in fact, I was just informed that Sinema said:
“Actually, I love Russell,” she said just in time for Valentine’s Day. “We get along very well, not always on policy matters, but on personal matters we do.”
We hope that every single Democratic legislator will not take the same path Sinema is on. Hispanics have been burned with SB 1070, and we have no choice but to be very aware of what is being introduced by both Republicans and Democrats.
We ask that you do not put your fingerprints on SB1225. If Sinema does not kill the SB1225 bill,SOMOS REPUBLICANS will have no choice but to put her on our 2012 “unfriendly to Hispanics” list. Thank you.
DeeDee Garcia Blase