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ACTION: Sheriff Joe Must GO!

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From our friends at Rights Working Group:

Actions Speak Louder Than Words:  Terminate Arpaio’s 287(g) Contract

Support the National Day Laborers Organizing Network’s action to call on Secretary Napolitano to terminate Arpaio’s 287(g) contract.

To call on Secretary Napolitano to terminate Arpaio’s 287(g) agreement, click here.

In recent months, the hard work of many has raised the profile of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the most infamous Sheriff since Bull Connor, as the ugliest face of the failed national 287(g) program.  The Sheriff’s march of migrant  inmates in a chain gang the New York Times described as “ritual humiliation” revealed the racial profiling and terror he’s carried out on Maricopa County, and made urgent the need for federal intervention.

40,000 people recently signed petitions condemning his actions.  5,000 people marched peacefully in Phoenix on February 28 demanding federal intervention.  Our voices have been heard.  The Department of Justice formally launched an investigation of Sheriff Arpaio.  The GAO has declared the 287(g) program a disaster.  And on April 2, the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Congressman Conyers, held hearings revealing the 287(g) program has endangered communities and led to racial profiling on a scale this country has not seen in a generation.

Yet, Sheriff Joe continues to terrorize Maricopa County, taunting the federal government, and daring them to act.  We say, “Enough is enough!”  President Obama and his Secretary of Homeland Security, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, need to sever Arpaio’s 287(g) agreement now and restore safety and the rule of law to Maricopa County.

To call on Secretary Napolitano to terminate Arpaio’s 287(g) agreement, click here.

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