Last week, we announced that the House Judiciary Subcommittee called for an investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The demand for the investigation was led by House Representative John Conyers of Michigan.
To show our thanks, on Thursday of last week, FIRM and our partner organization MOSES, delivered a card to Rep. Conyers’ office.
“We wanted to thank Rep. Conyers for his leadership in investigating Sheriff Arpaio, and to tell our Congressman that his community stands behind him,” Jackie Dunn-Bell of MOSES. “We wanted to thank him for understanding that this is not just an immigration issue. It’s a human rights issue.”
Though Conyers was not at his office when leaders from MOSES and FIRM delivered the card, Conyers’ District Director Melody L. Light thanked the leaders and promised to arrange a meeting with the Congressman to give them a chance to share their concerns and propose solutions.