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Within the state of Arizona, few politicians have been as polarizing and reckless as Senator Russell Pearce in whipping up anti-immigrant feelings. As the lead sponsor of last year’s “show me your papers” law that caused such a national outcry, Russell Pearce has advocated for racial profiling and intimidation to drive undocumented immigrants out of Arizona.

The Arizona Supreme Court recently approved a recall election for Russell Pearce. On November 8, he will face the voters in a special election in Arizona’s 18th legislative district. The Promise Arizona in Action Political Committee intends to use this election as an opportunity to lift the voice of immigrant voters and say NO to the divisive politics that have divided our state.

We need your help. Arizona has been a symbol of immigrant-baiting state laws, but with your support we can begin to roll back that agenda.

Russell Pearce is facing two candidates in November – Jerry Lewis and Olivia Cortes. A political moderate, Jerry Lewis has strong credibility within the state’s Republican Mormon establishment. He has taken a middle-of-the-road position on immigration issues and has promised to work hard to fix Mesa’s public education system. Olivia Cortes was recruited by anti-immigrant activists as a spoiler candidate with a Latino surname. She is not actively campaigning.

Between now and November 8, Promise Arizona in Action Political Committee will go door-to-door to mobilize registered voters to make their voices heard. Overall turnout in the recall election is expected to be low (at the most 24,000 voters), which means the top candidate only needs 12,001 votes to win. With your help, Promise Arizona in Action Political Committee intends to turn out 10% of the winning total. In a hotly contested race, that margin of difference will almost certainly make the difference.

Please volunteer and donate to support our fight for immigrant rights in Arizona.

Thank you,

Petra Falcon

Promise Arizona in Action Political Committee

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