Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote NO on SB1308 & SB1309!
Urgent State Action Alert: 14th Amendment Bills
You heard about the 14th Amendment bills when they were introduced – now they’re up for a vote on Monday. WE know that the bills are idiotic, but we have to let the legislature know that we know! We are aiming for 1,000 people to send emails –you can make that happen by taking 30 seconds to respond below and by forwarding this to your friends, family and colleagues.
On Monday, February 7, at 9:00 am, the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on SB1308 and SB1309. These two measures would not only deny citizenship to children of undocumented parents and try to force the Supreme Court to review the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, but would also create an “interstate compact” with other states recognizing one another’s new state-determined citizenship.
Use the form below to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote NO on these bills!
SB 1309 – Arizona Citizenship
Primary Sponsor: Sen. Gould, pictured left (R-3)
This bill creates a new “Arizona Citizenship”, which can only be obtained if 1) a person is born or naturalized in the US, 2) a lawful Arizona resident and 3) subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. The bill defines “subject to the jurisdiction of the US” as someone who has at least 1 parent who is 1) a US citizen or national who owes no allegiance to another country, or 2) an immigrant who has permanent lawful residence status, or 3) a person who does not have citizenship or nationality in any other country. This means that if neither of your parents have legal immigration status in the U.S. you will not be granted Arizona Citizenship.
SB 1308– Interstate Compact; Birth Certificates
Primary Sponsor: Sen. Gould, pictured above left (R-3)
This bill authorizes the Governor to sign an agreement with other states so that they can make a distinction in peoples birth records that identifies whether a person born in the state is “subject to the jurisdiction of the US” (as defined in SB 1309) and a person who is not.
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