October 12, 2012

Community Demands Resignation from Sheriff

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Community Demands Sheriff Dan Houston Apologize to Women & Resign

 

New Mexican women stand in solidarity and demand the resignation of Sheriff Houston for his disparaging remarks and illegal actions against women

 

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – On Friday, October 12th a group of concerned women and community members will hold a press conference outside of the Bernalillo County

 

Sheriff’s Office and demand the resignation of Sheriff Dan Houston at 11:00 AM. This group not only aims to hold Sheriff Houston accountable for the remarks he has made against women, but will also deliver letters from community members demanding his resignation. Speakers include:

 

    • Dr. Martha Burk, former Chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations who led the effort to open the Augusta National Golf Club to women, and

 

    • Micaela Cadena of Young Women United

 

    • Marsha Garcia of ProgressNowNM

 

When: Friday October 12th, 2012, 11:00 AMSheriffHoustonWomenAreNotWhores.jpg

 

Where: In front of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, 400 Roma Ave NW,

 

Albuquerque, NM 87102.

 

What: A group of committed New Mexican activist and community members will hold a press conference in front of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office at 11:00 AM to demand the resignation of Sheriff Dan Houston.

 

Visuals: A three-foot poster of Sheriff Dan Houston and the remarks he made against women, community members holding smaller posters, and speakers in front of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, on-camera interviews available.

 

Background: http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/10/11/news/sheriff-sued-over-firing.html and http://www.progressnownm.org/blog/2012/10/a-couple-of-whores.html

 

“In New Mexico, we will not stand for this type of sexist and bigoted behavior by anyone, let alone our elected officials,” said Marsha Garcia, Hispano Media Director with ProgressNow New Mexico. “Not only were the comments and actions made by Sheriff Dan Houston completely unacceptable, but he did this against the very people he was elected to serve and protect. We will not allow this behavior to go on one more day. We demand the resignation of Sheriff Dan Houston, Bernalillo County deserves better!”

 

Add your name to the list of those calling for Houston to go.  Sign our letter and send Houston a personal message by clicking here.

 

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