Action Alert – Riot Bill Unconstitutional

SB 1142 has cleared the Arizona Senate and been sent to the House. This bill would make anyone involved with a peaceful demonstration subject to prosecution under anti-racketeering laws. It clearly violates the First Amendment.

Contact our House of Representative members and Governor Ducey. Tell them this is a WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS because it will ultimately be declared unconstitutional after the state spends tens of thousands of dollars in court on fruitless defense costs.

Gov. Ducey:
Phone: 602.542.4331
Email:
Contact form: http://azgovernor.gov/engage/form/contact-governor-ducey

Our state representatives are Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe.

Rep. Barton’s phone is (602) 926-4129 and her email is

Bob Thorpe’s phone is (602) 926-5219 and his email is

Here’s the Arizona Republic’s coverage of the story.  Here’s the Arizona Daily Sun story.  Here’s the official tracking page on the Legislature’s website.

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UPDATE: 

Protest works! This bill has been withdrawn.  http://azdailysun.com/news/local/house-speaker-kills-rioting-bill-in-face-of-public-protest/article_ed4bd4eb-bde2-55a8-9769-d73cdae690fc.html

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