People are putting their money where their principles are. I thank each and every one of you.
While contributions to defend SB 1070 have come in from all over the country, the top locations for donors are:
State total donors total amountIt seems there are far more normals left in California than I realized. Good!
Arizona 5,087 $269,287
California 4,410 $201,484
Texas 2,670 $133,724
Florida 1,677 $77,687
New York 962 $37,336
Washington 741 $35,315
Colorado 761 $33,831
Virginia 716 $33,566
Georgia 712 $32,546
Illinois 743 $31,895
SOURCE: Governor's Office Figures represent donations made through Internet site as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday
SB 1070 defense fund sees influx after ruling
Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:00 am
PHOENIX - The state's legal setback over the new immigration law has resulted in a bit of a bump up for the fund created to defend the law.
Figures obtained Friday show 1,755 people made donations online Wednesday to the fund set up by Gov. Jan Brewer to help pay the state's cost of defending SB 1070 against seven legal challenges. That was the day U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton enjoined the state from implementing key provisions of the law
Collectively, they gave more than $75,000 that day.
By contrast, only 69 donations were made online the prior day totaling only $3,350.
The burst of support continued Thursday, with the Governor's Office reporting another 1,129 online donations by 5:30 p.m., for a total of $48,180. And that was hours before the governor, in a live interview on the "On the Record With Greta Van Susteren" show on Fox television, mentioned the website and asked viewers to send money.
Donations now top $1.6 million, with all but about $250,000 of it coming through the website.That includes one donation of $10,000. The Governor's Office did not immediately provide an identity of the contributor. There also was a single $5,000 donation, one of $3,000, two of $2,000 and 40 people each gave $1,000.
There is a permanent link in my sidebar to KeepAZSafe (to donate).The last time there was such a big outpouring came in the days after the U.S. Department of Justice decided to file its own lawsuit against the state. It was that lawsuit that resulted in Bolton's ruling on Thursday.