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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 02:53 PM

 

PETITION: Rep. Don Young: Resign immediately for calling Latinos "wetbacks"

http://act.presente.org/sign/donyoung/

Rep. Don Young: Resign immediately for calling Latinos "wetbacks"

Republican Rep. Don Young just used the racial slur "wetback" to refer to immigrants on a local Alaska radio show. Rep. Young issued a non-apology saying he "meant no disrespect" but that isn't anywhere near what needs to be done to make up for a member of Congress using a word with the harmful history of "wetback."

Rep. Young's use of the term and his non-apology suggests that he is unfit to be a representative of the people of the United States and he should resign now.

We need at least 10,000 people to tell Rep. Young to resign for using the word "wetback" so that we can hold him accountable for using this racial slur. Can you sign and share this petition to help us get there?


The Message

To Representative Don Young:

Your use of the word "wetback" was unnacceptable in your father's time and it is unacceptable now. There is a long and harmful history behind that term and no member of Congress should be able to say it without consequence.

Your use of the term and the non-apology you offerred in response suggest you should not be representing the people of the United States and that's why we're calling on you to resign.

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Reply PETITION: Rep. Don Young: Resign immediately for calling Latinos "wetbacks" (Original post)
Coyotl Mar 2013 OP
trueblue2007 Mar 2013 #1
Coyotl Mar 2013 #2
Tender to the Bone Mar 2013 #3
Blue_In_AK Mar 2013 #4
Jamaal510 Mar 2013 #5
Coyotl Mar 2013 #6

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 02:59 PM

1. THIS MAN IS A HATEFUL BIGOT

i signed the petition.
he should be kicked out of Congress today

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:38 PM

2. 15,817 signers so far 79% of our goal of 20,000

 

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:52 PM

3. Then turn himself in for fucking Alaska six ways from Sunday.

 

And a long prison term for him.

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Response to Tender to the Bone (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:56 PM

4. You got that right.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 03:14 PM

5. But he said he didn't say that word with malice intent!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 01:13 PM

6. 17,069 signers so far 85% of our goal of 20,000

 

whoot

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