Mayor Funkhouser has vowed to stand behind Ms Semler as long as her personal beliefs on immigration policy do not affect her service to the parks board.
Growing frustrated with the Mayor’s refusal to bend to their blackmail La Raza spokesperson and organizer of Sons and Daughters of Immigrants of Greater Kansas City, Jessica Ayala joined 5 other pro-illegal immigration activists and appeared on the doorstep of 73 year old Ms Semler on the morning of September 5th. Startled by the pounding on her door and seeing the large group outside, she did what any elderly woman would do, she called police.
When questioned, the group claimed they were only there to hand deliver a note demanding she resign from her position on the parks board. Police have stated they will increase patrols to the neighborhood.
Their note follows:
Ms. Ayala’s MySpace page can be found at http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=105918423 if you want to let her know what you think of her racist organization and their tactics of harassing little old ladies.
Dear Mrs. Semler,
We are writing on behalf of the congregations, community organizations and concerned citizens listed below to respectfully ask you to immediately resign your position as member of the Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation Board. As a member of the Minutemen it is clear that you do not embrace or welcome the cultural diversity of all Kansas City residents. The KC metropolitan area should be allowed the opportunity to heal from the difficulties this appointment has caused and your resignation permits this healing process to begin.
Please contact us by August 31st to let us know that you have the best interests of all metropolitan area citizens in mind and that you will immediately resign from the parks board.
Spencer F. Barrett - Pastor, Bethel AME Church, Co-chair, Interfaith Worker Justice
Dan Johnson - Teamster’s Local 41, Co-chair, Interfaith Worker Justice Organizer of Greater Kansas City.
Jessica Ayala - Sacred Heart Guadalupe Church, Organizer, Sons and Daughters of Immigrants of Greater Kansas City
Coalition of Hispanic Organizations Civil Rights Committee Guadalupe Center
Concerned Clergy of Kansas City Missouri
Kansas City Chapter of La Raza
People of Faith for Hospitality and Justice
American Immigration Lawyer’s Association