Phoenix, AZ, 20 February 2014. The FUSION Foundation thanks all community members who raised thier voices to support the rights of women and LGBTQ community, demanding the defeat of SB 1062 "legalized discrimination of LGBTQ and women" during the last week. This bill, which seeks to expand the "right" to discriminate by allowing businesses to refuse service based on almost every aspect of an individual's life, is an outrageous unconstitutional affront to human rights.
We successfully partnered with friends in South Dakota and the same legislation was thoroughly defeated when the Republicans and Democrats saw through this ridiculous bill creating an enormous waste of energy and resources.
Despite our calls to stop this frivolous bill, SB 1062 continues to move forward in the Arizona legislative process and is expected to arrive at the Governor's desk very soon.
Your voice is needed now more than ever to tell Governor Brewer that SB 1062 is bad for Arizona's economy, it is unconstitutional, it is an infringement on human rights and legislates hate in Arizona.
The good people of living in Arizona cannot continue to be subjected to the increasing levels of hate, or continue being in the national spotlight as a hostile place for people of diverse backgrounds to live. This media emboldens the notion that it is acceptable to "legislate hate."
Governor Brewer needs to hear from as many people as possible that you ask her to make a choose for safe communities, healthy neighborhoods for our kids to play in and veto SB 1062. Please take a few minutes to call the Governor's office today: (602) 542-4331. Then tell 5 friends to make a call.
Please also reach out to the following Governor's staff members:
Thank you for taking action on this important issue. Your voice needs to be heard to protect the rights of all human beings and stand up for equality and justice.
Standing In Solidarity,
annie loyd, Trustee, CEO, The FUSION Foundation
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