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Immigrants and Unions Work To Oust Notorious Arizona Sheriff
Truthout ^ | 21 October 2012 | Jenny Brown, LaborNotes

Posted on 10/21/2012 8:19:48 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

Latino workers in the Phoenix area are fighting back against the bullying sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. They’ve registered over 34,000 new voters for the November election.

The “Adiós Arpaio” campaign is part of a strategy by the hotel union UNITE HERE to turn around Arizona’s anti-worker policies, in a right-to-work state where Latino workers have only recently begun to flex their political muscles. Maricopa County contains 60 percent of Arizona’s population

Organizers say they feel a seismic shift in the political landscape. “I’ve never been part of something historic before,” said Lucia Vergara Aguirre, president of UNITE HERE Local 631. The union has been growing, representing workers at the Phoenix airport complex and at several downtown hotels, and has other organizing drives underway.

The campaign could have national importance in drawing the line against politicians who use anti-immigrant rhetoric to gain office. UNITE HERE members have been taking time off to work on the voter registration campaign. Fifty volunteers from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, along with labor activists from Texas and New Mexico, traveled to Phoenix to bolster the effort.

But a phalanx of Phoenix high school students has formed the backbone of the campaign. They’ve been coming into the union office after school and working four shifts a day on weekends, heading out to register people in grocery stores and on doorsteps, making inroads in a Latino community that has not traditionally registered to vote in high proportions.

“All these students committed because they have the same issue inside, that they can’t stand discrimination against Latinos,” said Carmen Robles, a Tempe High School student who, at 15, leads one of a dozen student voter registration teams. Hers is jokingly called the T Party, for Tempe.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aclu; aliens; arpaio; az; illegalaliens; immigration
Why don't the illegals,their supporters just move to mexico and they can live the dream of lands with no laws.
1 posted on 10/21/2012 8:19:56 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Arpaio will be re-elected with room to spare.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: moonshinner_09

Arpaio will be re-elected with room to spare.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: moonshinner_09

The commies and freeloaders don’t like Joe.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 8:22:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: moonshinner_09
Latino workers in the Phoenix area are fighting back against the bullying sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio.

What's with this word 'Latino'? Why not Mexican Americans? Why does it have to infer a reference to illegal greasers as Latino's?

5 posted on 10/21/2012 8:30:26 PM PDT by Mr Apple (Conservative Voters in Virgina Have To Get Out and VOTE)
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To: moonshinner_09

The illegal aliens hate America and its laws. They’re only here for the money, the handouts and the freebies.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 8:33:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: moonshinner_09

Registering illegals?


7 posted on 10/21/2012 8:34:30 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Mr Apple

Why not call the illegals wetbacks because the illegal Mexicans wade across the Rio Grande river to enter US illegally and in the process get their clothes sopping wet..


8 posted on 10/21/2012 8:36:01 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Send Obama back to Chicago/Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia wherever)
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To: moonshinner_09; All

First...why would any American join a union that supports any type, form, or person who is an Illegal Alien. Are people so White Guilt Liberal that they would be a member of a union who is trying to make you un-employed? Are people really that stupid?

As for Arpaio...hope the citizens of Maricopa County re-elect him, and send a message to the America-Hating Pro-Illegal Alien goofballs


9 posted on 10/21/2012 8:38:51 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Mr Apple

We do need to keep the language and not loose it to the leftist. Immigrants come here to become americans and as such would not behave in this manner. The people this article refers to are not immigrants in any form they are invaders from Mexico, El Salvador , Guatemala and other south of the border countries. They come here to conquer the country by breeding and taking control of the culture and politics by amassing the vote through the anti american democrat party which makes it easy to commit voter fraud.

We are at war for the life and culture of our country and dont even know it.......


10 posted on 10/21/2012 8:47:47 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: moonshinner_09
Ther are a whole bunch of US Americans standing behind Sheriff Joe, and he's getting my help in getting re-elected.

Ours is, so far, a free country; and I'd suggest all Freepers to send Sheriff Joe some financial help to keep our country Free.

Go Joe!!! .

11 posted on 10/21/2012 8:54:46 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: moonshinner_09
that they can’t stand discrimination against Latinos

"Discrimination" to the Robles family means that the gringos have a border and they enforce it.

Bring it on, morons. Arizona isn't California, better get set for a real rumble.

12 posted on 10/21/2012 8:58:43 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"The illegal aliens hate America and its laws."

Bad-mouthing 0bama again? LOL!

13 posted on 10/21/2012 9:06:14 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: JustTheTruth; All
Arpaio will be re-elected with room to spare.

The latest two polls showed Arpaio's lead shrinking from 12%, to 6% to now just 4%, as millions in advertising and ground troops funded by George Soros' "Law Enforcement PAC" have hit the Sheriff hard. Please help him out HERE. This is the closest election he has ever faced.

14 posted on 10/21/2012 9:13:49 PM PDT by montag813
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To: JustTheTruth
Arpaio will be re-elected with room to spare.

Amen...I couldn't agree more, my friend...And being an Arizonan myself, Sheriff Joe definately has my vote!!
15 posted on 10/21/2012 9:25:04 PM PDT by R AND R IN 2012
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To: montag813

The latest two polls showed Arpaio’s lead shrinking from 12%, to 6% to now just 4%, as millions in advertising and ground troops funded by George Soros’ “Law Enforcement PAC” have hit the Sheriff hard. Please help him out HERE. This is the closest election he has ever faced.


Not sure about the web page that you posted above.

I checked a web site http://www.sheriffjoe.org/ that appears to be an official Sheriff Joe webpage and another link from there called “Donate” says that they are only accepting donations by mail.

Before donating online the web page that you posted above, I would contact MCSO directly and find out exactly how to donate to Sheriff JOe.

Maybe the web page that you cite above is a fake one that may well redirect your contribution to the bad guys. I dunno.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 9:26:21 PM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (x)
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To: moonshinner_09

Why don’t these illegal cowards go back and fix their own country.


17 posted on 10/21/2012 9:27:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981
Before donating online the web page that you posted above, I would contact MCSO directly and find out exactly how to donate to Sheriff JOe.

I did check with them and have donated to both web and by mail (I will only donate up to $50 online, anything higher I send my snail mail). Notice on the online page it has the same mail address for donations as the general one you cited. I really hope this poll is wrong, but something very strange is happening in Arizona, with Obama within 2%, and Carmona and Flake changing leads every few days. Soros and the unions are spending a fortune trying to turn Arizona blue.

18 posted on 10/21/2012 9:34:57 PM PDT by montag813
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To: JustTheTruth
Arpaio will be re-elected with room to spare. Praying for just that.
19 posted on 10/21/2012 11:03:47 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: freekitty

/Why don’t these illegal cowards go back and fix their own country./

THE KITTY SPEAKETH..’AND SHE AINT WRONG’


20 posted on 10/22/2012 1:03:15 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: moonshinner_09

Arpaio will be re-elected with well over 60% of the vote. I’d much rather see these union goons and Reconquista/La Raza/MEChA types chasing that white whale than walking suburban precincts for Obama in Nevada or New Mexico.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 2:10:47 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Notorious is not a word I would use for America’s Sheriff.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 4:02:26 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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23 posted on 10/22/2012 5:57:37 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: jimsin

Thank you


24 posted on 10/22/2012 7:59:32 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ccmay; All

” Arpaio will be re-elected with well over 60% of the vote.”

All you need to know!


25 posted on 10/22/2012 8:13:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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Sounds like they're taking a page from the Community Organizers' Handbook...

26 posted on 10/22/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT by HiJinx (Bring back public hangings!)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Are people so White Guilt Liberal that they would be a member of a union who is trying to make you un-employed? Are people really that stupid?

The coal miners endorsed Al Gore. 'Nuff said.

27 posted on 10/22/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Maybe they hate this country or they have vested interests.


28 posted on 10/26/2012 5:58:23 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: montag813
................... but something very strange is happening in Arizona, with Obama within 2%, and Carmona and Flake changing leads every few days. Soros and the unions are spending a fortune trying to turn Arizona blue.

I agree, someone has been pouring TONS of money into the Arizona elections for the past month. Most of the money against Arpaio and Flake.

29 posted on 10/31/2012 10:23:53 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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