Deborah Rubin

  • signed Stand with the 99%! 2011-11-09 19:55:55 -0700

    I Stand in Solidarity with the 99%! -- Yo Estoy en Solidaridad con el 99%!

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    I STAND in SOLIDARITY with the UNEMPLOYED

    Arizona needs good jobs now. We’re ready to work, but where are the jobs? While we face foreclosure and unemployment, the 1% rakes in billions in bonuses and tax breaks. While we face cuts to our health care and our children’s schools, the 1% tells Congress to kill job creation bills. 

    We, the 99%, call on you, Senator Jon Kyl, to support us and bring good jobs back to hardworking Arizonans NOW. As a gesture of this support, we call on you to meet IMMEDIATELY with us, your constituents, to discuss ways you can support a job creation agenda.

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    YO ESTOY en SOLIDARIDAD con los DESEMPLEADOS

    Arizona necesita buenos trabajos ahora. Estamos listos para trabajar, pero ¿dónde están los empleos? Mientras nosotros perdemos nuestras casas y el desempleo, el 1% alcanza miles de millones en ganancias en las bonificaciones y exenciones fiscales. Mientras nosotros nos enfrentamos a recortes a nuestra salud y a las escuelas de nuestros hijos, el 1% le dice al Congreso que elimine la proposicion de creación de empleos.

    Nosotros, el 99%, le hacemos el llamado a usted, senador Jon Kyl, para que nos apoye y traiga buenos trabajos para los arizonenses que trabajan duro. AHORA. Como un gesto de este apoyo, le hacemos un llamamiento para que se reuna IMEDIATAMNETE con nostros, sus electores, para discutir maneras en que puede apoyar un programa de creación de empleo.

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  • commented on Pen Pal 2011-10-17 07:02:39 -0700
    Many of you believe you are honorable people—smart, well-educated, and deserving of the money you make. If you are one of these, take a look at the corruption that pervades the corporations on Wall Street, who managed to play a large role in crashing our economy in 2008. Insider trading, “bundling” of bad mortgages, issuing of mortgages to properties sold at far above their value to people who did not have the money to pay for them: these are only some of the dishonest practices that caused this disaster, and that are going on still.

    As a result of these practices, my condo had ten (of 35) apartments sold and resold by criminals who falsified their loan applications. Our condo board saw that the applications were falsified but could do nothing because of laws preventing condos from turning down prospective buyers. I saw these applications myself: they were so flimsy and clearly fraudulent that I could not believe any bank would approve them—but banks did, without hesitation. The banks that issued the loans could have seen that these applications were fraudulent. They didn’t care. Now they are having to foreclose on all of these apartments. For two years, no-one in our building could sell a unit because of this situation.


    Banks have an obligation to maintain higher standards and to regulate themselves far more stringently. Since they seem incapable of doing this, the government has an obligation to do the regulating.

    Adopt a 1%er Pen Pal and help OccupyTheBoardRoom

    Wall Street has crashed our economy and they and their 1% allies and cronies have left the 99% with the bill. Despite the growing voice of people standing up and fighting back, they still think they can ignore us. But no longer. We're setting up pen pals with the 1% so they can hear exactly what we think about how their greed has triumphed over our need. Write your message to the 1% and we'll send it to Wall Street bankers and post it to a public blog.

    It's our moment. Seize it! 

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  • signed Sign to End Arpaio's Abuses! 2011-05-20 19:58:43 -0700

    Sign the Petition to End Arpaio's Abuses! -- Firme la Peticion para Acabar con los Abusos de Arpaio!


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    $100 Million 'Misspent' and 400 Uninvestigated Sex Crimes  ... End the Corruption and Abuses Now! 

    Corruption and abuses at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have spiraled out of control.  $100 MILLION OF PUBLIC FUNDS - taxpayer dollars - were misappropriated, with the full knowledge of Sheriff Arpaio himself.  Repeatedly warned by former Chief Financial Officer, Loretta Barkell, of the illegal and unethical nature of this diversion of funds, Arpaio chose to ignore these concerns. Instead he authorized, year after year, the expenditure of these funds to conduct raids on our communities and workplaces, harass and jail anyone – elected official, judge or citizen – who questioned his actions or budget.  Now, we, the taxpayers of Maricopa County, will be forced to repay this theft of funds.
    On Sheriff Joe’s watch, 400 sex crimes against CHILDREN went uninvestigated.  Victims – children from 2 to 16 years old – were not helped and sexual predators were left unchecked, free to abuse more children.  Sheriff Arpaio received a letter from the El Mirage Police Department in 2008, alerting him to the problems within his Special Victims Unit, but Arpaio did nothing, creating a ‘sanctuary county’ for sexual predators and putting the safety of every Maricopa child at great risk. 
    We can no longer afford the corruption of the Sheriff’s Department!  We want our children to be safe and sex crimes to be prosecuted!
    Therefore, we, the undersigned, insist you take the following actions immediately:
    1. Sheriff Joe Arpaio:  Resign now, as you have overseen the greatest misappropriation of taxpayer dollars in the history of the county and an unspeakable lack of investigation into sex crimes against children.  You can no longer be trusted to head up the Sheriff’s Office.
    2. Maricopa County Board of Supervisors:  Urge the federal government to take control of the Sheriff’s Department, through receivership. 
    3. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and U.S. District Attorney Dennis Burke:  File criminal charges immediately on behalf of the children and taxpayers in your jurisdiction! 
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    100 Millones de Dolares y 400 Abusos Sexuales de Niños no Investigados … Ya Basta! 

     Acaben con la Corrupcion y los Abusos Ahora!

    La corrupcion y los abusos en la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado Maricopa estan fuera de control.  CIEN MILLONES DE DOLARES – de nuestros impuestos – fueron malgastados, con el conocimiento total del mismo Sheriff.  Loretta Barkell, la ex-Contadora Principal del Departamento le avisaba una y otra vez de que esta malversacion de fondos era ilegal e antietica, pero Arpaio no le hacia caso.  En cambio, Arpaio autorizaba, año tras año, utilizar estos fondos para financiar las redadas en nuestras comunidades y lugares de trabajos, para hostigar y hasta encarcelar a los que le cuestionaban sus acciones, aun otros oficiales electos, jueces y ciudadanos activistas.  Ahora, nosotros los que pagamos impuestos aqui en el Condado Maricopa, estamos obligados repagar este robo de dinero.
    Bajo el control de Sheriff Joe, 400 casos de abusos sexuales de NINOS no fueron investigados.  Los victimas eran ninos, desde los 2 hasta los 16 anos, nunca recibieron la ayuda de la oficina del Sheriff y los abusadores siguen libres para abusar a todavia mas ninos.  Sheriff Arpaio recibio una carta del Departamento de la Policia de El Mirage en 2008, avisandole de los problemas con su Unidad para los Victimas Especiales, pero Arpaio no hizo nada.  Su falta de actuar ha creado un ‘condado santuario’ para los predadores sexuales y perjudicado la seguridad de todos los ninos del condado. 
    Ya no podemos soportar la corruption del Departamento del Sheriff!  Queremos que nuestros ninos esten seguros y que los abusos de ninos sean investigados.
    Por lo tanto, nosotros, aqui firmados, exigimos que Ustedes tomen las siguientes acciones inmediatamente: 
    1. Sheriff Joe Arpaio:  Renuncie ahora mismo, porque bajo el liderazgo de Usted, se ocurrio la malversacion de fondos publicos mas grande en la historia del Condado y una falta horrorifica de investigar los casos de abuso sexual de los ninos.  Ya no podemos confiar en Usted para liderear a la Oficina.  
    2. Mesa de Supervisores del Condado Maricopa:  Exige que el gobierno federal tome control del Departamento del Sheriff, atraves del proceso de 'receivership.'
    3. Procurador del Condado Maricopa Bill Montgomery, Procurador General del Estado Tom Horne y Procurador Distrito Nacional Dennis Burke:  Presenten cargos criminales inmediatamente por lo bien de los ciudadanos y pagadores de impuestos en su jurisdiccion!
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