The Reeves Team was lucky enough to be invited to Realtor Day at the Capitol. The event was hosted by the Arizona Association of Realtors, and included speeches by the Real Estate Commissioner Judy Lowe, as well as policy discussions from the head of AAR.
It was a special day for a few other reasons as well. There was an attack last Saturday in Arizona that killed six people, critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and injured a dozen others.
Church members had planned to be outside the Thursday funeral for 9-year-old Christina Green. But the Associated Press is reporting that the church will not be at her funeral; its members will, however, picket the funeral Friday for U.S. District Judge John Roll and at the intersection at which Giffords was wounded.
In a show of unity and compassion, Democrats and Republicans Tuesday afternoon passed a measure to keep the group away from the funerals.
“This bill contains an emergency clause and is therefore effective upon my signature,” Brewer said in a statement released with the signing of the bill. “Such despicable acts of emotional terrorism will not be tolerated in the state of Arizona.”
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have inflamed emotions at funerals of soldiers killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Members have stood near churches and displayed signs with such messages as “Thank God for dead soldiers.”
The church has announced its members would be at the Thursday funeral for Christina Green, a 9-year-old who died in the hail of gunfire.
Lawmakers put aside political differences to stand unified against the church’s plans.