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

Joy Soler
Jen Radler
Steve Bresler
Anita Mendoza
Michael K. Henderson
Natasha Winnik
carole edelsky
Melissa Navarrette
betts putnam-hidalgo
Jennifer Allen
Jennifer Peters
Charlotte Lowe
Michelle Hamacher
Steve Diamond
Kelly Fryer
Brigette Villasenor
Michael Mallozzi
Jill Koyama
Jennifer Flores
ashling lee
Nolan Cabrera
Nadia Alvarez Mexia
Andrea Romero
Jessala Grijalva
Amanda Villa
Jose Jiménez
Paula Arnquist
Em Bowen
Sara Ben Abdallah
Jessica Rubio
242 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 250 signatures

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Showing 213 reactions

  • Joy Soler
    Let’s not allow Tucson to follow the rest of the nation as it dives head long into authoritarianism. Instead let us applaud those who stand up in the face of the violence of the powerful and say “not here, not now.”
  • Jen Radler
    Unacceptable
  • Steve Bresler
  • Anita Mendoza
    Anita M Mendoza – The questions Lane Santa Cruz is asking reflect the constituents she serves and deserve answers. The actions of the union are extreme and not in support of building community – collaborating with community members and elected officials to create fairness and justice on our streets. What they show me is the systemic sexism and racism that have sadly become part of policing and need to be addressed.
  • Michael K. Henderson
  • Natasha Winnik
  • carole edelsky
  • Melissa Navarrette
  • betts putnam-hidalgo
    I applaud this newly elected official for actually standing up for the values of accountability among the police and an end to business as usual when innocent members of the community are killed by TPD. When a simple call to 911 can turn into a death in the family at the hands of police, there is something significantly wrong with the police.
  • Jennifer Allen
  • Jennifer Peters
  • Charlotte Lowe
  • Michelle Hamacher
  • Steve Diamond
  • Kelly Fryer
  • Brigette Villasenor
  • Michael Mallozzi
  • Jill Koyama
  • Jennifer Flores
  • ashling lee
  • Nolan Cabrera
  • Nadia Alvarez Mexia
  • Andrea Romero
  • Jessala Grijalva
  • Amanda Villa
  • Jose Jiménez
  • Paula Arnquist
  • Em Bowen
  • Sara Ben Abdallah
  • Jessica Rubio