Councilmember Santa Cruz Petition

Sign the petition to condemn the TPOA’s manipulation tactics and stand in
solidarity with Councilmember Santa Cruz!

Las Adelitas Arizona invites our community to sign this letter of support for our Council
Member Lane Santa Cruz and to demand accountability on the part of the Tucson
Police Officers Association.


We affirm the work of Council Member Santa Cruz and her willingness to ask questions,
demand accountability and engage in our community. Council Member Santa Cruz was
brave enough and committed enough to her constituents to stand in community, to risk
her own safety to protect her constituents, to place her own body between police in riot
gear and protestors.


We believe these attacks on the part of the Tucson Police Officers Association towards
Council Member Santa Cruz, professionally and personally, is an attempt to intimidate,
misrepresent and deflect attention away from Council Member Santa Cruz’s legitimate
concerns and actions. These attacks are also politically motivated, stemming from their
support of the Trump agenda and employing the same bullying tactics he has
popularized at the national level.


We further believe the actions of the TPOA are in response to Council Member Santa
Cruz’s requests and insistence upon accountability for the in-custody death of Carlos
“Adrian” Ingram-Lopez and her vote against renewing the police union contract. Her
vote, as a matter of record, is 100% within her rights and obligations as a duly elected
member of the Tucson City Council. In fact, President John F. Kennedy, in his famous
Profiles in Courage hails those who stand up in legislative bodies representing their
conscience, as the true heroes of our democracy.


We refuse to participate in or perpetuate the cycles of violence and intimidation with our
silence. The tactics being employed by the TPOA against Council Member Santa Cruz
have a long history of use against women, especially women of color, and even more
particularly against women who are brave enough to stand up to the status quo and
demand accountability and change.


Join us in signing this petition and use your voice to condemn the TPOA’s manipulation
tactics and to demonstrate our solidarity with Council Member Santa Cruz. We use our
voices to ask the Mayor and Council to dismiss the unwarranted request that Council
Member Santa Cruz’s actions are considered Aggravated Assault or that her freedom to
vote her conscience be condemned.

Who's signing

Beatriz Robeson
Antonio Ramirez
Chrysta Coronado
Casey Richardson
Francisco Robles
Rosemary Mancillas
Maria Hernandez
Sedona Lynch
Clarice Bales
serena mendoza
Mariana Spier
Ada Martin
Jen Radler
Melissa Navarrette
Stephanie Roberts
Laura Horton-Charles
Lola Bovell
Candace Ripley
Patrick Robles
Alfred Mendoza
Deborah Partiz
William Peterson
Gulen Hicks
Catherine Ripley
Patricia Canady
Cinthia Garcia
Kelly Canady
Erica Blank
Belgica Macias
283 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 250 signatures

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Showing 252 reactions

  • Beatriz Robeson
    We stand with Council Member Santa Cruz!

    Intimidation tactics are solely a reflection of their own insecurities, change is here and they are not comfortable.
  • Antonio Ramirez
  • Chrysta Coronado
  • Casey Richardson
    Casey Richardson
  • Francisco Robles
  • Francisco Robles
  • Rosemary Mancillas
    I despise the TPOA and their lies. They need to back off!
  • Maria Hernandez
    Just saw the story on KVOA, had to sign petition and will encourage all my friends to do the same!!! Thank you!!
  • Sedona Lynch
  • Clarice Bales
  • serena mendoza
  • Mariana Spier
    Mariana Spier
  • Ada Martin
  • Jen Radler
  • Melissa Navarrette
  • Stephanie Roberts
  • Laura Horton-Charles
  • Lola Bovell
  • Candace Ripley
  • Patrick Robles
  • Alfred Mendoza
  • Deborah Partiz
  • William Peterson
  • Gulen Hicks
  • Catherine Ripley
  • Patricia Canady
  • Cinthia Garcia
  • Kelly Canady
  • Erica Blank
  • Belgica Macias