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To: Florida State Senator Frank Artiles
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:
Emerge USA 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