April 29, 2010


Attaboy Chicago. That's what I'm talking about:

About 40 immigrant rights activists chanting "Boycott Arizona" have gathered outside Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs open a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Protesters are upset over Arizona's new immigration law that makes it a crime to be in the U.S. illegally. The law is slated to take effect this summer.

Activists nationwide have called for a boycott of Arizona tourism and of state businesses, including its athletic teams.

Activist George Lieu (LOO) said Thursday that they've sent a letter to Cubs management asking them to stop holding spring training in Arizona. A small plane toting a banner criticizing the law also circled Wrigley Field.

A Cubs spokesman declined to comment. Arizona manager A.J. Hinch says the team is there to play baseball.

Keep the pressure up. Check Arizona's schedule and stay involved. Help get a protest off the ground in your own city.

And remember all Latinos in Arizona. "Not One More Dime," should be spent on Diamondbacks home games.

Money talks. It helped buy SB 1070. There's good info here on the situation.

And watch our for your Shoes!

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