Cudahy City Clerk Refuses to Provide Guidelines for Qualifying Initiative

In addition to filing the various initiative documents required by law, American Children First also asked the Cudahy City Clerk to provide general information and guidelines about qualifying the initiative.

We requested information about the number of signatures needed, the deadline for submitting the signatures, along with information about the acceptable newspapers of general circulation we could use to publish our state mandated legal notice.


City Clerk Richard Iglesias sent us a letter refusing to provide us with any information.

It is an interesting position to take. If a newspaper doing a story about our initiative were to call Mr. Iglesias to independently verify our claim that we only need 62 signatures to qualify our measure, what answer would he provide them?

The city clerk is the official designated to oversee the local election process for the city.

What a bizarre world we live in where individuals or entities who are not educated about the elections code must figure out the basic rules of the game ​on their own. Imagine a sports reporter being provided the official rule book for the NFL or MLB whenever they ask a question about the rules of the game and being told to figure it out on their own instead of having the league office clearly state it for them.

Here is an example of a professional memo that was provided to me back in 2005 when I authored and filed my Illegal Immigration Relief Act in the City of San Bernardino. Unfortunately, these sanctuary cities are going to do everything in their power to delay us and put obstacles in our path.​

No worries. Just another day at the office for yours truly.​

However, I think I might have someone submit a public information request asking for the signature requirements and the deadline just to see what the city clerk does for fun.

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Joseph Turner

Joseph Turner is the founder and executive director for American Children First. He is a nationalist hardliner on illegal immigration issues and considered one of the foremost visionary and strategic thinkers in the movement. Previously, he founded the California-based anti-illegal immigration group Save Our State in 2004. He also authored the Illegal Immigration Relief Act (IIRA) in 2005 which served as the model blueprint for dozens of other cities, most notably Hazleton (PA) and Farmers Branch (TX). The IIRA is believed to have represented the first ever attempt to use the local initiative process to combat illegal immigration in the United States.

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