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Attorney General Makes Arizona First Sanctuary State for Civil Rights Violators

Brnovich Joins the Ranks of Arizona's Civil Rights Violators

MESA, ARIZONA, MARICOPA, March 20, 2017 / -- Arizona’s Attorney General, Mark Brnovich has taken massive action to protect civil rights violators and actively refuses to enforce the rights of those with disabilities. Mark Brnovich appears to be dead set on making Arizona the first Sanctuary State for civil rights violators who discriminate against the individuals with disabilities.

On paper, all three branches of the Arizona Government are excited to protect the civil rights of the minority of individuals with disabilities; the legislature passed the Arizonans with Disabilities Act which allows “any person” to bring suit to enforce the rights of the minority (see A.R.S. 41-1492.08). The legislators empower private attorneys general, that is, private citizens, to enforce the rights of minorities. Despite the above noted statute, Attorney General has argued that only he is allowed to protecting the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.

Legislators, attorneys general and the courts have proclaimed their commitment to the equality of all minorities. What the legislators, the Attorney General and the Courts do not tell, however, is the reality of their “commitment” which is best described with a quote from George Orwell’s Animal Farm:

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.

The evidence of equality of all people - except some people - is best demonstrated by the Attorney General, Mark Brnovich and his team of attorneys. Mr. Brnovich has taken the position that the statute which reads that “any person” may bring suit to enforce equality really means “any person, but not some persons”. What is particularly disturbing is that some courts have bought into it. As matters stand now, in Arizona, businesses who discriminate and block those with disabilities may discriminate without fear of consequences because the Arizona Attorney General will step in and protect them. Combined with the fact that the Arizona Attorney General has ignored over 9,000 other ADA Violation Notices lodged with their office, Arizona has thus become the first Sanctuary State for Civil Rights Violators in the Union.

But there is more. Mark Brnovich is charged with and admits his office is responsible to enforce the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. But if Brnovich enforces minority rights the whole Sanctuary State concept is gone. So, what did Brnovich do when he received notice of nearly ten thousand civil rights violations? Nothing... Taking action on behalf of individuals with disabilities would destroy Arizona’s status as the First Sanctuary State for Civil Rights Violators.

The State of Arizona’s record of civil rights violations and discriminatory practices are already well known. Arizona’s tax payers have already footed the bill of over $41 million during Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s civil rights discrimination legal battle. The whole nation knows Arizona’s involvement in letting at least 40 veterans die while waiting on services in its Veteran’s Hospital and these “money over people” actions and have given Arizona a terrible reputation. Now, the Attorney General has fought to allow civil rights violations against individuals with disabilities to protect businesses from following federal law.... who is next?

As stated by Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

The Attorney General’s court filings, communications and rhetoric have all been seeded by sensational news reports that pervert the truth in an effort to sell advertisement and support the businesses that buy air time. Rather than enforcing a law that has been present for over a quarter century, the State has chosen to disregard the millions of individuals with disabilities who are daily affected by discriminatory practices and protect those discriminating businesses just so they can save a dime. Today it is individuals with disabilities that are disregarded by the State, last year it was those with non-white skin that were disregarded by the State, the years before that it was our veteran fighters who were disregarded by the State, how soon will it be too late for you too?

Wake up, Arizona!

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About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation
AID has formally submitted over 9,000 separate ADA violation complaints with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, each against separate businesses documenting and reporting their ongoing civil rights violations and continued discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Additionally, AID has filled nearly 2,000 additional documented ADA violation cases in court which the Arizona Attorney General’s Office is trying to have dismissed in favor of the ADA violating businesses. AID has spent over $1,700,000 in bringing these 11,000 plus ADA violation civil rights cases in Arizona as part of AID’s efforts to bring about ADA compliance, and has always operated at deficit.

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit company was formed in January 2016 to receive contributions/distributions/benefits/services from the operating entity Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities, LLC. These entities often collectively or individually referred to as AID or by many, operate as Civil Rights Champions with combined goals of improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through charitable gifts, opportunities and the removal of equal access barriers for the over 43 million Americans who live with disabilities caused by one or more conditions. sends warning notices to businesses and then acts as private attorneys general to ensure ADA compliance.’s focus is on the most readily visible exterior equal access barriers which Federal, State and Attorney Generals have failed to enforce over the last 26 years. feels that these violations are a clear indicator of interior ADA violations, which we hope the violating business voluntarily correct.

“For the ADA to yield its promise of equal access for the disabled, it may indeed be necessary and desirable for committed individuals to bring serial litigation advancing the time when public accommodations will be compliant with the ADA.” is committed to bring serial litigation and is primarily self-funded though litigation settlement agreements and private funding.

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