Sign the Petition to Veto SB1070
At a recent news conference in our nation’s capital, hosted by U.S. Representatives Luis Gutierrez (IL) and Raul Grijalva (AZ), I called on “Governor Brewer to recognize that SB 1070 goes well past the line where political symbolism becomes dangerous policy and irresponsible lawmaking. This law is an open invitation to racial discrimination, community discord, and naked clash between state and federal government. The law's constitutional flaws will inevitably attract costly legal challenges, to the detriment of all Arizona. Responsible leadership demands a veto.”
The legislation undermines public safety by deterring public cooperation with law enforcement authorities and diverting scarce resources away from combating serious and violent crimes. Law enforcement experts, including the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association widely oppose similar measures for the same reasons.