Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Let's nominate Rep. Raul Grijalva for Profile in Courage Award

I would like people to write letters, and send emails to the JFK Library and ask them to consider Rep. Raul Grijalva for a Profile in Courage award. 

Rep. Grijalva is standing up for justice, liberty and the fundamental principle of due process as he denounces Arizona's new anti-immigration law.  This new law allows and encourages police to stop and question anyone they think may be an illegal alien.  This law encourages ethnic profiling.  This law encourages xenophobia against anyone who looks Hispanic or Latino.  This law is based on racism and hate.

Rep. Grijalva is calling for an economic boycott of his own state in reaction to the passing of this law. 

He and his staff have received insults and death threats.  Fearing for their safety his staff have closed the congressman's Yuma and Tucson offices, according to the Imperial Valley News. (See Congressman Grijalva's Message of Principle, Protest, and the Immigration Bill Fallout)  According to Politico, "Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has closed his Arizona offices after a man called and threatened to “blow everyone’s head off,” his office said Friday." (Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36281.html#ixzz0mMIGG5Hb.) 

Bravely, Rep. Grijalva and his supporters are not backing down.  Rep. Grijalva's call for an economic boycott is catching on.  Conventions are being canceled. 

I support Rep. Grijalva and his efforts to get this racist law squashed.  Learn more at his website - Congressman Raul M Grijalva

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