We received an email alert today from Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva in response to the recall campaign that gun rights activists are threatening to mount against her. Here is the email she sent to her supporters, in its entirety:
Yesterday afternoon, I found out that I — along with four of my colleagues — will be the target of a recall campaign led by gun-rights extremists who want to replace me with one of their Tea Party allies.
Let me set the record straight right now.
I have always been a firm believer in protecting the second-amendment rights of responsible gun-owners, but as a mother and a teacher, I will never waver in my commitment to keeping our children and our communities safe. Period.
What is truly shocking, is that this political stunt has only targeted Latino legislators — a testament to how truly out-of-touch these individuals are, and raises the question of their real motives and intentions.
I plan on sending the message right here and now that I will not succumb to petty partisan games. And I certainly won’t cave to ideological extremists seeking some empty political advantage.
I am going to fight this bogus recall, but I cannot fight alone.
Can I count on you to stand with me?
A donation in any amount sends the message that we won’t be bullied by narrow-minded fanatics.
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Thank you again for all that you do. I look forward to standing with you.