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

Michael Tamarack
Cara Bissell
Lee Foulkes
Elisa Behar Hauptman
Chuck Kaufman
Kathy Doran
Howard Druan
Cj Jones
June Rostan
Leah Clyburn
Paul Deleon
Zoey Fife
Lonnie Smith
Claire Knipe
Nicole Miller
Neil Dunaetz
Martha Valadez
Pima Are Labor Federation Afl-Cio
Stephen Brown
Ellie Wood
Celeste Trimble
Larry Robertshaw
Abril Rocha-Teran
Citlali Ramirez
Maryon Rocha
Josh Bacopulos
Todd Laveen
Roxanna Valenzuela
Ariel Tinney
Sarah Schwartz
242 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 250 signatures

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Showing 213 reactions

  • Michael Tamarack
  • Cara Bissell
    I applaud Council woman Santa Cruz’s taking the moral road to make policing humane while increased community help and services will remedy underlying causes of injustice. I have received harassing calls allegedly from Police Officers who want a donation for their members. I can begin to understand how much more Councilwomen Sant Cruz is being mistreated by the police for taking her moral stance.
  • Lee Foulkes
    I love the way Ms. Santa Cruz has the courage to stand up against abuse and power; we need more like her who are willing to sacrifice themselves to defeat the powers and principalities that oppress us on a daily basis.
  • Elisa Behar Hauptman
  • Chuck Kaufman
    Chuck Kaufman
  • Kathy Doran
  • Howard Druan
  • Cj Jones
  • June Rostan
  • Leah Clyburn
    Leah Clyburn
  • Paul Deleon
  • Zoey Fife
  • Lonnie Smith
  • Claire Knipe
  • Nicole Miller
    I was shocked and appalled by the TPOA head’s behavior. Our police need to be accountable, yet the TPOA reaction seems to indicate that they feel free of accountability. This is an EXTREMELY concerning incident, and does a great disservice to Tucson.
  • Neil Dunaetz
  • Martha Valadez
    Please let me know if we need to help boost this as Nat’l Jobs with Justice.
  • Pima Are Labor Federation Afl-Cio
    Signing as an organization – Trish Muir Chair-Pima Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Stephen Brown
  • Ellie Wood
  • Celeste Trimble
  • Larry Robertshaw
    Much more legitimate is Council Member Santa Cruz speaking out about the circumstances of the in-custody death of Carlos Ingram-Lopez than TPOA’s complicity in suppressing reports about the incident.
  • Abril Rocha-Teran
  • Citlali Ramirez
  • Maryon Rocha
  • Josh Bacopulos
  • Todd Laveen
  • Roxanna Valenzuela
    Roxanna Valenzuela
  • Ariel Tinney
  • Sarah Schwartz