Hip-hip-hooray! Our Bud Selig demand to move the All Star game is really taking off and there are boycotts being set up whenever the Diamondbacks show up to a visiting ball park. Our efforts are having a serious impact?
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted 13-1 in favor of an economic boycott of Arizona, becoming the largest city yet to boycott the state over its new anti-illegal immigration law.
The list of $56 million in Arizona-related investments the city could boycott includes airline service into Arizona and the harbor's clean truck incentive program. Officials recommended that the City Council suspend travel to the state, refrain from entering new contracts and review current ones for possible termination.
Los Angeles officials joined with other cities across the country in calling for an economic boycott of Arizona after lawmakers there passed a tough immigration law that critics say will lead to racial profiling.
The Arizona law, set to take effect July 23, makes it a crime for unauthorized migrants to be in Arizona and requires police to check the immigration papers of those they suspect may be in the country illegally.
Digby has more:
And it's not alone.
Several cities across California and the country have already passed resolutions or boycotts to protest the law, including Oakland and San Diego.
"We want to stand back and say that we're against it," Hahn said. "We're hoping that Arizona will be the last state to do this instead of just the first state to do it."
Esperamos que sí.
The great travel man Arthur Frommer issued a boycott of Arizona a while ago because of all the Patriot movement freaks walking around with their AK-47's to intimidate anyone that's not John Birch.
I want to learn more about Arizona's gun laws and how they compare with those of other states. But I am shocked beyond measure by reports that earlier this week, nearly a dozen persons, including one with an assault rifle strapped about his shoulders and others with pistols in their hands or holsters, were openly congregating outside a hall at which President Obama was speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
For myself, without yet suggesting that others follow me in an open boycott, I will not personally travel in a state where civilians carry loaded weapons onto the sidewalks and as a means of political protest. I not only believe such practices are a threat to the future of our democracy, but I am firmly convinced that they would also endanger my own personal safety there. And therefore I will cancel any plans to vacation or otherwise visit in Arizona until I learn more....read on
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