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May 19, 2011

Citgo Station Owner Agrees to Pull Hateful Sticker: Voces to Give Civic Business Award

Filed under: Immigration — millerlf @ 1:32 pm

MAY 19, 2011

Voces de la Frontera Congratulates Citgo Station for Removing Hateful Propaganda

Thanks to an immediate outcry by the community, the sale of a dehumanizing sticker directly advocacting violence against immigrants is no longer being sold at a Citgo truck stop in Sturtevant, WI.  

Due to the responsiveness and understanding of Bob Basil, owner of the Citgo station, Voces will cancel the picket and instead host a press conference at the station to present Basil with a Civic Business Award. 

The press conference will be held this Saturday, May 21st at 2:15 pm. at the Citgo Auto Truck Plaza (611 S. Sylvania Ave, in Sturtevant, across the street from the Iron Skillet off of Hwy. 20 and I-94)

According to Maria Morales, Racine Coordinator for Voces de la Frontera, “Voces de la Frontera would like to thank the many people of conscience who took the time to raise their voice against propaganda that incites hate crimes.  This overwhelming community response should be a warning to any business to be conscious of materials they sell to the public.”

Note: For people that need transportation to the event, meet at 1:00pm at the Martin Luther King Center (1134 Martin Luther King Drive, in Racine)


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