LatinaLista — Today, leaders from national civil rights organizations gathered together for a press conference call to 1) voice their opposition to Arizona SB 1070 and 2) urge Arizona Governor Brewer not to sign it into law — they are not the only ones.
To say that the governor is feeling a little pressured to not sign SB 1070 is an understatement.
Arizonans ask Gov. Brewer to veto SB 1070.
In addition to the petitions that have been delivered to the governor’s office, phone calls received and outright condemnation of the bill from religious organizations, immigrant advocacy groups and those Latinos who care about the issue, it was reported yesterday that several people have called on Brewer not to sign the bill into law: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley, Maricopa County GOP Chairman Don Stapley and the latest is from the Progressive States Action organization, a non-partisan org that supports the work of progressive state legislators around the country:
Today, Progressive States Action and State Legislators for Progressive Immigration Policy, a group of state legislators committed to supporting comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our core values as a nation, released the following statement in response to the passage of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070:
“Progressive States Action and State Legislators for Progressive Immigration Policy are deeply distressed by the passage of SB 1070 by the Arizona legislature. Passed by the State Senate and presented to Governor Brewer just three days ago, SB 1070 will hurt all Arizona residents. We urge all state legislators concerned with immigration policy to avoid following Arizona’s example, and call on Governor Brewer to veto the bill.”
Everyone is scratching their heads as to what it will take to make Gov. Brewer see the reality of this bill. Sometimes, that kind of perspective needs to come from an unlikely source:
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