Something horrible happened in Arizona recently that I want you to know about.
A 9-year-old Latina girl, Brisenia Flores, and her father Raul were killed by anti-immigrant extremists who have been tied to national groups that regularly testify before Congress.1 Now a 911 tape has been released that recounts the horror of what happened.2 Please be aware: the tape is disturbing and should not be heard by children. I’m sharing it because it is a stark reminder of what’s at stake when it comes to anti-immigrant violence. Whether or not you listen to the tape, please join me in calling on Congress to stop legitimizing anti-immigrant hate groups:
The alleged mastermind of the murders of Brisenia and Raul Flores is the leader of the vigilante group Minuteman American Defense and has been tied to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).3 Even though these groups have been identified as “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center4, some members of Congress continue to give them a platform, inviting them to testify as “experts.”5 That needs to end now.
I’ve joined Presente.org in demanding that Congress renounce FAIR, the Minutemen, and other anti-immigrant hate groups. You can click the link below to sign the petition and listen to an edited version of the 9-1-1 call from the Flores murders. Please stand with me in this important campaign. It only takes a moment:
2. This tape was edited down from its original version, which you can access here: http://tinyurl.com/n9w5yx