Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
Demand Sheriff Arpaio's Resignation
In Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been terrorizing communities for years, engaging in police brutality, forced family separation, racial profiling, slow emergency response times, unjustified arrests, inmate abuses and more. His casual disregard for human rights includes forcing inmates to wear humiliating garments and forcing more than 200 undocumented immigrants to march through the streets in chains to a tent city surrounded by an electric fence.
We won't stand by and let Arpaio's reign of terror continue. We've made some progress. On March 10th, the US Department of Justice announced a major new investigation into Arpaio’s discriminatory practices. In early April, the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative John Conyers, held Congressional hearings into Sheriff Arpaio’s abuses. And on April 7th over 225 civil rights leaders joined in a conference call with Bertha Lewis and Rev. Al Sharpton to call for Sheriff Arpaio's resignation - or face a major march through the streets in June!
Now we need to make good on that pledge! Please sign on to the demand that "Sheriff Joe must go!" and show your solidarity against terror, abuse and racism! This petition will be presented to Sheriff Arpaio during the June march if he does not resign.
ACORN is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 400,000 member families organized into neighborhood chapters in 100 cities across the country. Since 1970 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to our members. Our priorities include: better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools. ACORN is an acronym, and each letter should be capitalized. ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.