FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
REFERENDUM VOTE ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION PROVIDES A MANDATE!
Herndon, Virginia (May 3, 2006) – Opponents of illegal immigration Tuesday won a clean sweep in elections focused on the illegal immigration issue. After months of contentious debate over the approval by the Herndon Town Council to open an illegal day laborer center, the Herndon voters were finally heard, and their response was to unseat the Mayor and two Town Council members who voted for the illegal day laborer work center. Every candidate challenging the government-funded day laborer site was elected, replacing the incumbents.
Members of two grassroots organizations formed to contest the approval of the illegal work center: the Virginia Minutemen Civil Defense Corps and Help Save Herndon. These groups worked together for eight months to overturn the Town Council’s decision, and the Herndon voters have provided a mandate to close the day laborer site.
George Taplin, the state leader of the Virginia Minuteman Civil Defense Corps issued the following statement:
“This is a victory for every law-abiding citizen in our country, and sends a clear message to every politician who has waffled on this issue – enforce the law or find a new job. The Herndon vote is a reflection of the electorate across the country, and they have said, ‘Enough is enough!’ It is time to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and hold our elected officials accountable for their actions. To all of you who depend upon the electorate for your jobs, ignore this at your peril.’
Chris Simcox, Founder and President of the national Minuteman Civil Defense Corps issued the following statement:
“Politicians across the country should take note of the results of this election. The central issue of this referendum vote was illegal immigration and elitist politicians ignoring the will of the American people for their own special interests. The voters of Herndon, Virginia sent a clear message to their city officials: ‘You’re fired.’”