Over 100 Organizations Support ADC & AAI Letters Opposing Billboards
December 15, 2005
Washington, DC — Over 100 organizations have endorsed letters, sent today, from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the Arab American Institute (AAI) opposing the Coalition for a Secure Drivers License’s billboard campaign in North Carolina and New Mexico. The billboards, which contain extremely negative and racist images of Arabs and Arab cultural symbols, misleadingly utilize false stereotypes and racist rhetoric to push an anti-immigrant agenda. To view action alert addressing the billboard campaign visit http://capwiz.com/adc/issues/alert/?alertid=8301626&type=CU
The letters, which were addressed to North Carolina Governor Michael Easley and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, call on the Governors to speak out against this hateful billboard campaign, to ensure that these ads do not become a reality in their states, and to oppose proposals that make the state driver’s license less effective.
Organizations joining ADC and AAI in opposing the billboard campaign include, the National Council of La Raza, Amnesty International-USA, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Asian American Justice Center, among others.
ADC and AAI appreciate all of the organizations’ timely support of the Arab-American community.
Read the letters to North Carolina Governor Easley (PDF)
Read the letter to New Mexico Governor Richardson (PDF)