Monday, June 14, 2010

Sacramento: Call to Action! City Council to take vote on anti Arizona law Resolution this Tuesday.

Note: Arturo Venegas is the former police chief for Sacramento. It is good that he has come out strong against the new racist laws in Arizona.
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make violent revolution inevitable."
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From: Karen Bernal <>
Sent: Mon, June 14, 2010 3:26:22 PM
Subject: [Sac4Dem] Call to Action! City Council to take vote on anti Arizona law Resolution this Tuesday.

Hello Karen,

I called you to let you know about the latest actions by the Latino Community in regards to the Az laws reso up for consideration by sac city council.

Please see attached email n forward to all your contacts.


Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:57:30 +0000
To: <>
Subject: Fw: Call to Action! City Council to take vote on anti Arizona law Resolution this Tuesday.

From: Gustavo Arroyo <>

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Community Members,

The Latino Community is outreaching to all our friends, brothers and sisters from every group throughout the Sacramento area to join the Latino Community in a show of solidarity this coming Tuesday, June 15 as the Sacramento City Council takes up the resolution to condemn the new laws in Arizona for a vote.

For several weeks members of the Latino community have been working really hard to ensure that the Sacramento City Council approves the resolution.

Attached below please find a call to action by former Chief of Police Arturo Venegas, who has been spearheading this issue locally, to get further details on the actions expected on Tuesday.

Please read and forward the call to action to all your contacts!

If you have any questions, please email me or call me at (916) 803-6981.

In solidarity,

Gustavo Arroyo


To my family and friends:

Please join us on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 5:30 p.m., Sacramento City Hall , for the meeting of the Sacramento City Council as they vote on their resolution condemning   Arizona 's anti-immigrant laws SB 1070 and HB 2162 and to adopt an economic boycott of that state.  As in the past, the actual council discussion and vote will take place sometime after 6:00 p.m., but we are asking everyone to join us sooner so that you can get a seat in the council chamber.

This date has been provided to us by the office of City Council Member Rob Fong and it is set.   There was talk of another date but that has all changed and Tuesday, June 15 is firm.  The last city council meeting on this topic heard from many organizations and individuals, from a good cross-section of our community.  It is extremely important that we all attend the June 15 meeting again and this time bring even more family and friends.


It is also very important that we email, mail, or phone the members of the city council and the mayor between now and June 15, 2010, with a message of support for the resolution and to let them know that this action is very important to our entire Sacramento community and to the nation in general.


Here are some of the key points made at the last city council meeting:

  • The Arizona laws force police to target anyone under "reasonable suspicion" who they think may be illegally present in the country when any law or local ordinance is being broken, no matter how minor.
  • The Arizona Police Chiefs Association, supported by the Major City Chiefs of America, have publicly spoken out that these laws will hurt law enforcement investigations since many people may not come forward to report crimes out of concern that they will be deported.  Fear of the police or threats from criminals to report immigrants to the police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement will make communities less safe.
  • We must It defend the civil rights of our most fragile resident in order to preserve our American democracy that has been won by the sacrifices of men and women through war and other actions.  Very popular laws are not necessary right and just.  Without righteousness, justice and the protection of our most fragile neighbor, you have no democracy.
  • The Arizona immigration laws are an illegal attempt by a state to perform federal government duties. States don't have the constitutional authority to make immigration laws.
  • Proponents of the Arizona law say that the law is just like the federal law and one law that is on the penal code of California .  State's can't make laws to print money or enter into treaties or declare war or allow their officers to do what the federal government may be able to do because of the separation of powers between the nation and its states by our national constitution, the supreme law of the land.  The California law that they claim is the same, was established by California Proposition 187 and the California Supreme Court has already held that unconstitutional and the law invalidated by the California Attorney General.

Thank you for your support and your help.

Arturo Venegas, Jr.

916.718.7607 - c

916.760.8857 - f

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