1. Jane Armstrong

    Congratulations on your Blog! Hopefully it will raise some thought in this state and wake people up to the fact that the changes being made are not in the best interest of the people. Keep up the good work.

  2. Jay Thorne

    Nice to have your reasonable, experienced and passionate voice in the stream of public commentary. There are a lot of people who would classify themselves as centrists and that’s always how your positions and activism have struck me.

  3. Arcelio 'Arty' Martinez

    Just read today (04/24/2011)
    On Montini about your web site~~and I want to thank you for your brave stance to maintain your humanity right in the face of the irrational anti immigrant hatred that is going on in Arizona today ~~~in so far as cognitive thought is concerned.. Somewhat extremely late, I offer my most sincere ‘pesame’ (condolences) at the death of your husband.. Please understand the profundity of a ‘pesame’ ~~~It is a sentiment that comes from deep within me, and once I feel that I must express it IT MUST BE STATED.
    To say that I admire your stance is a quantum understatement. I have lost friendships over this irrational anti-immigrant miasma of hate that has taken over even moderate and tolerant Americans, even confused Hispanics. My family lines go back to generations of Spaniards who settled New Mexico long before the Mayflower arrived. and were part of America long before the Mexican Revolution and long before the Mexican American War (it should be the American Mexican War). I am AMERICAN, and I don’t have to ”melt’ to be one, and not only because I have friends and relatives in Mexico do I see the immigrants whatever their status as human beings ..
    Thank you so much for being you
    Arcelio Martinez

  4. sam conner

    Thank Montini for letting us know about you. Arizona and the U.S. need more people like you. Consider a run for congress. How great would it be to have you representing us than Ben Quayle or any of the ones like him, Franks or Gosar. You and Gabrielle Giffords would give us reasons to be proud of a state that our legislature makes that a difficult proposition. Thank you for being a rare voice of reason.

  5. Joanna

    I just read about you in Laurie Roberts column on Saturday the 17th! You have given me hope for this state which seems filled with anger. I do feel bad for folks who harbor so much anger. However the convergence of anger and power cannot help but translate into debilitating policies for the state.

    You come from a hopeful place of creation and consensus, rather than of destruction and divisiveness.


  6. Robert Walz

    I compliment you, Julie, on promoting comprehensive immigration legislation. I think the only
    common sense approach is making employers verify their employee’s status and have a legal worker program. We need their services and they are good people.
    The loss of Nick is personal with me also as he grew up in my N.D. township and I knew his parents and grandfather.

  7. Heidi (Hakanson) Huesties

    We are all so proud of you Julie!! And I think you are right, Nikki would want this, you keep up the fight young lady!! I know you can do it 🙂

    Miss you Nikki… you were a good kid… never got to know you as a cop… but I know you were a darn good one!! God Bless You Nikki for keeping us all safe 🙂
    Hugs to you Julie and the boys,

  8. Ken Martin

    Just joined your blog and became a Facebook follower to Erfle Uncuffed.

    I applaud your statements, your well-reasoned views, and especially your dedication to getting a reasonable dialogue and discussion going.


    Ken Martin

  9. earl fisher

    Sept. 18, 2007. A date I know you will never forget. A date all your brothers and sisters with the Phoenix Police Department and Arizona Concerns of Police Survivors will also never forget. A loss for you and your two beautiful, wonderful boys. A loss for the Police Department, city of Phoenix and all the citizens of the U.S. Love your blog and web site.
    Earl Fisher
    Southwest Region Trustee
    National Board
    Concerns of Police Survivors

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  10. Mary Weisenberger

    I am very concerned about the travesty the Supreme Court and the AZ legislature has dealt our voting rights laws. I understand you have started an organization to stop some of what they’ve done – I would like to sign our petition but can’t get ahold of anyone!

  11. Andrea Gutierrez

    Julie: I just learned of your blog and really like it. I have seen you on TV a few times and I really value the way you speak up on immigration and for the middle class. I was fortunate to work with your husband as a Prosecutor. He was always professional. Thank you for your awesome Community Service. I will continue to read the articles on your blog. I posted one about the middle class on my Facebook page.

  12. John David Herman

    It was nice to shake your hand Wednesday.
    You were great on Channel 12 Sunday morning.
    And you were great Wednesday afternoon at the State Capitol.
    You’ve done a fabulous job spearheading this movement, for which, Thank you. I did my share as a nearly-full-time organizer at MCDP. In my Glenn Precinct I got 38 signatures; in my Oak Creek Canyon community I got 22. Many are from intelligent Republicans who saw the unfairness of the change to “percent of the total electorate.” I also put up a website: which you are invited to visit.

    John David Herman, ORGANIZER
    Maricopa County Democratic Party
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Home: 602.997.5666
    Mobile: 602.312.9502
    “The Power Of The People is greater than the people in power.”

  13. Larry Woods

    Hi, Julie,

    Heard that you are working for David Garcia. I am running for the Az House (Dem) here in LD22 and had the opportunity to hear him speak a week or so ago. DYNAMITE!

    This is the year!!!!!

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