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June 17, 2010

Who Is Boycotting Arizona?

Filed under: Immigration — millerlf @ 2:09 pm

Jun. 11, 2010 04:11 PM

Cities that have approved boycotts of Arizona:

• Austin.

• Berkeley, Calif.

• Bloomington, Ind.

• Boston.

• Boulder, Colo.

• Columbus, Ohio.

• Cook County, Ill.

• El Paso (city and county).

• Gallup, N.M.

• Hartford, Conn.

• Los Angeles (city and county).

• Oakland.

• Richmond, Calif.

• San Pablo, Calif.

• St. Paul, Minn.

• Santa Monica, Calif.

• San Francisco (non-binding resolution).

• Seattle.

• West Hollywood, Calif.

Groups that announced travel boycotts of Arizona:

• Service Employees International Union.

• United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

• National Council of La Raza.

• Asian American Justice Center.

• Center for Community Change.

• League of United Latin American Citizens.

• National Puerto Rican Coalition.

• Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

• American Educational Research Assn.

• World Boxing Council.

• Sociologists Without Borders.

• L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.

• NAFSA: Association of International Educators (formerly National Assn. of Foreign Student Advisers).

• Law and Society Association.

Known cancellations of meetings or events planned in Arizona:

• National Minority Suppliers Development Council Inc. is moving its fall Phoenix convention to Florida. Seven thousand were expected to attend.

• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American Greek-lettered fraternity, canceled a July meeting at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Five thousand were expected to attend. Convention moved to Las Vegas.

• American Immigration Lawyers Association canceled its fall conference at the Camelback Inn in Paradise Valley.

• National Urban League. The group issued a rebuke of the city and suspended consideration of Phoenix’s bid to host its 2012 annual conference.

• National Autonomous University of Mexico has canceled its exchange program with the University of Arizona.

• Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí has canceled its exchange program with the University of Arizona.

• Club América, one of Mexico’s biggest soccer teams, canceled its exhibition match against Club de Fútbol Pachuca scheduled for July 7 at University of Phoenix Stadium. • Representatives of the Mexican state of Sonora announced they would not attend the annual meeting of the Sonora-Arizona Commission, June 3-4 in Phoenix.

• Mexico’s six border governors announced they would boycott the 28th annual U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Conference if it is held as scheduled in Phoenix in September.

• In the Chicago area, the Highland Park High School girls varsity basketball team canceled a trip to play in a basketball tournament, citing “safety concerns” related to the new law. • Glass Art Society, of Seattle, canceled its 2011 conference in Tucson.

• National Urban League canceled its 2012 conference in Phoenix.

• The Los Lobos musical group canceled a June 10 performance at Talking Stock Resort in Scottsdale.

• Musicians Daryl Hall and John Oates canceled postgame concert scheduled July 3 at Chase Field.

Public bodies that announced Arizona boycotts:

Denver Public Schools banned work-related travel to the state.

• Milwaukee Area Technical College Board directed staff May 25 to refrain from buying goods from any Arizona-based company and from sending employees to meetings or conferences in Arizona.

Supporters organizing events or boycotts because of backlash from Arizona’s immigration law:

• Tea Party Patriots Live is planning a rally from 4-7 p.m. Saturday in support of the state of Arizona, SB 1070 and the enforcement of existing border and immigration laws. The event is planned for Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, 1649 W. Adams St., Phoenix, across from the Arizona Capitol.

Other actions for and against: • Brownsville, Texas, City Commission on May 18 unanimously voted to condemn the law.

• Coachella, Calif., City Council on May 18 voted 5-0 to condemn the law.

• Costa Mesa, Calif., City Council voted unanimously to declare itself a “rule of law city” where illegal immigrants are not welcome.

• Fulton County, Ga., Board of Commissioners voted May 19 to oppose Arizona’s law.

• Hudspeth County, Texas, commissioners voted 2-1 May 11 to adopt a resolution supporting Arizona’s new immigration law.

• Mexico’s Foreign Ministry in late April warned Mexicans traveling to Arizona to be aware that they could be “bothered and questioned for no other reason at any moment.”

• Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak on April 30 urged city employees not to travel to Arizona.

• City of Pasadena on May 18 approved resolution condemning Arizona’s immigration law.

• San Diego City Council on May 3 urged Arizona to repeal the law.

• Santa Ana, Calif., City Council has condemned the law.

• Tacoma City Council on May 25 approved resolution condemning Arizona’s law as encouraging racial profiling and dropped earlier language that called for a city boycott on business and travel to Arizona.

• Valley resident Brett Scott is posting a list of cities, groups and other entities boycotting Arizona at to encourage counterboycotts.

• League of United Latin American Citizens urged companies such as Frito-Lay not to sponsor Arizona sporting events, such as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale.

• American Anthropological Association condemned SB 1070 and refuses to have meetings in Arizona until law the is repealed or struck down.

• Sound Strike is a movement launched online to organize artists to boycott Arizona. It is being led by Zack de la Rocha of the band Rage Against the Machine. More than a dozen musical groups have signed on, as well as moviemaker Michael Moore.

• The AFL-CIO has condemned the law, claiming it could lead to racial profiling and could undermine worker rights by discouraging Latinos from filing complaints.

• Consortium of Professional and Academic Associations condemns Arizona’s immigration law and HB 2281 that prohibits ethnic studies. The consortium consists of 13 group, including Association of Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association, and Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

• Council of the City of New York and other city immigration and civil-rights advocates denounced the law on April 29.

• American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee condemned the law on April 24.

• Major League Baseball Players Association called for repeal of the law, saying it could have a negative effect on hundreds of baseball players who are citizens of other countries.

• Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, on April 30 called for an end to Arizona travel boycotts and urged Washington lawmakers to address immigration.

• La Opinion, the country’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, on April 26 urged a boycott of all goods and services from Arizona and avoidance of tourism-related travel to the state.

• The San Jose (Calif.) City Council on June 8 approved, by a 9-2 vote, a symbolic measure that condemns its neighboring state, rather than a harsher economic boycott. The measure includes a denunciation of the Arizona law, a prohibition on business trips by city employees to the state and support for legal challenges filed by other individuals or groups.

• A Chicago City Council 46-3 vote on June 9 endorses a resolution urging City Hall not to do business in the future with Arizona firms, but does not prohibit it.

• Greater Bloomington (Ind.) Chamber of Commerce reported that the city’s boycott of Arizona has prompted more than 40 complaints to the chamber, mostly threats to boycott Bloomington unless the Arizona boycott is lifted, the chamber said.

• The Durham, N.C., Human Relations Commission lobbied June 10 for the City Council to pass a resolution that would ban business and travel with Arizona.

• National Association of Single People, an association of almost 10,000 members based in Newport Beach, Calif., announced a convention boycott of Los Angeles and reported it was exploring sites in Chandler and Sedona at which to hold its 2011 regional conference and 2012 annual conference.
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