To: Florida State Senator Frank Artiles

Artiles has gotta go! Tell FL Senator who used N-word to describe colleagues to step down

Artiles has gotta go! Tell FL Senator who used N-word to describe colleagues to step down

Your conduct is disgraceful to your district, the State of Florida and the State Senate. You must resign immediately..

Why is this important?

Various news sources are reporting that Miami Republican Sen. Frank Artiles has once again been using disgracing and hateful language, this time to his colleagues. In a private conversation on Monday, choice words included calling Senator Audrey Gibson a “fucking asshole,” a “bitch” and a “girl,” while explaining that he had criticized her bills in a committee hearing as an act of political retribution. He also dropped the n-word to describe other members of the Senate.

This is not the first incident involving Senator Artiles who in 2015 was accused of punching a college student in the face at a bar only a few doors down from where this most recent incident occurred.He was also recorded in August of 2014 talking about the extermination of "hajis."

This type of misogynistic and racist vitriol is unacceptable behavior for anyone, especially someone charged with representing the best wishes of the people of Florida.

State Senator Artiles should resign immediately as he has clearly demonstrated he is unfit to lead.

How it will be delivered

We will deliver petition signatures to Senator Frank Artiles's office in solidarity with our partners:
Dream Defenders
Emerge USA Florida
Equality Florida
FL Latina Advocacy Network
Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund
National Congress of Black Women Orlando Chapter
National Council of Jewish Women Florida
New Florida Majority
Organize Florida
SAVE

Hialeah, FL, United States

Reasons for signing

  • As a tax paying African American I help pay your salary; however,your ignorance and disrespect on all levels confirm, overwhelmingly, that you lack any and all qualifications to be entitled to hold a position dedicated to upholding the public trust of all people.
  • There are far too many racist, misogynistic, homophobes in the FL legislature.
  • Racists don't belong in govt

Updates

2017-04-21 04:08:09 -0700

5,000 signatures reached

2017-04-19 14:16:39 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2017-04-19 11:11:50 -0700

500 signatures reached

2017-04-19 09:47:35 -0700

100 signatures reached

2017-04-19 09:38:17 -0700

50 signatures reached

2017-04-19 09:20:12 -0700

25 signatures reached

2017-04-19 08:59:33 -0700

10 signatures reached