The latest details of the Stand With Arizona Rally are posted here:
Our latest video ad is here:
5/4/10 UPDATE: I invited Congressman JD Hayworth on my show when I filled in for Bob Wells on KJSL, and I asked him to endorse our Arizona BUYcott on air for all to hear–and he DID! Very impressive! And I told him and I will tell you to get your bags packed, because we are going to ARIZONA, Patriots! Mark your calendars for the last week in May, the first week of June, and JOIN ME in Arizona as we formally BUYCOTT their sovereign right to enforce the laws already on the books! More details to follow SOON!
5/3/10 UPDATE: The Official Arizona BUYcott was launched this weekend in Kansas City Missouri before more than 3,000 patriots who are ready to advance on this issue! More exciting news coming, including a once-in-a-lifetime event. Stay tuned to drginaloudon.com, and follow on FB: Arizona BUYcott and on Twitter: @ArizonaBUYcott. Listen to Tony Katz (BUY Arizona!), McGraw Milhaven (KTRS), Dana Loesch (97.1, Big Journalism, Big Government), Michelle Malkin, Fox News, Gina Loudon (KTRS, KJSL, Big Journalism) and PJTV for more information as it unfolds.
Dateline: Phoenix, AZ: While protestors have launched a sit in calling on the Governor to veto the bill launching the Country’s first major state enforcement efforts on illegal immigration, protesters like Al Sharpton are asking for a Boycott of the State.
In response, Patriot groups around the country want to support the rights of the people of Arizona and are calling for a BUYcott of the State.
The first BUYcott was in support of Whole Foods and was launched on September 1, 2009 by Tea Party leaders in St. Louis, Dallas, Austin, California, Philadelphia, New Jersey and more. The events drew serious national attention as one St. Louis store had BUYcott-attributable sales totaling over $50,000 in one night. Next, they BUYcotted Ford Motor Company, and Ford stocks have done well. Now conservatives around the country are standing up for Arizona.
Calls for the BUYcott began the moment the Arizona protesters called for a Boycott of Arizona, with conservative groups were saying, ‘let’s join forces and make our voices heard for Arizona!’ So that is exactly what they are all joining together to do.
Some Arizona business facts:
The state’s leading export category is computers and electronic products, which alone accounted for nearly one-third (31 percent), or $4.3 billion, of Arizona’s total merchandise exports in 2009. Other top manufactured exports that year were transportation equipment ($2.5 billion); machinery manufactures ($1.3 billion); and fabricated metal products ($954 million).
Source: Revised Origin of Movement State Export Series, Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division.
Rasmussen reported that 70% of Americans support the law in Arizona.
Groups and businesses listed below are asking that decision makers purchase exports coming out of Arizona, corporations plan their meetings there, and that families intentionally vacation there this summer when possible:
Congressman J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ, ret.) and candidate for US Senate
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit
Tony Katz, The Tony Katz Radio Spectacular
Rose Corona, Ensuring Liberty Corp.
Gina Loudon, (Dr. GinaLoudon.com)
Doug Edelman, (pc-fixer-stl.com)
Brian Bollman, Aflux, Inc.
Lois Linton, Former MO State Director for Eagle Forum
Brooks Bayne, LA Tea Party
Dea Spencer, (HearingAidConsultants.com)
The AustinTea Party Patriots
Glenn Murphy, Shaden Shepherds, Inc.
Brian Gansereit, (HobbyAndCoin.com)
The Future Speaks (TheFutureSpeaks.com)
As A Mom, Missouri
Connecticut 2nd District Tea Party
Any Street (AnyStreet.org) Conservative Community Organizing
Ken Murer, Automotive Products Consultants
Tea Party Youth (TeaPartyYouth.com)
Adam Sharp (SharpElbows.net)
The following tea party groups and coalitions have now joined in support of the Stand With Arizona Rally:
Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots
The Dallas Tea Party
East Valley Tea Party
Flagstaff Tea Party
Florida Tea Party
Forsyth County Tea Party Patriots
Mifflin County 9-12
Mount Vernon Area Tea Party
Mountain View Tea Party (Mesa)
Prescott Tea Party
San Tan Valley – Queen Creek Tea Party Patriots
Sonoita / Elgin Tea Party
South Florida Tea Party
Tea Party Patriots of Scottsdale
Tempe Tea Party
Nationwide Tea Party Coalition
…and the list is growing fast!
“There are many ways for real people to support the BUYcott” said Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit. “If my family has a vacation this year, I am thinking the Grand Canyon, where I worked as a youth, might just be the perfect getaway. The national parks in Arizona are spectacular, too.”
“Tony Katz, host of The Tony Katz Radio Spectacular, has created the Buy Arizona! Initiative, and is offering free advertising on his daily radio show to support Arizona businesses.”
Brooks Bayne of the LA Tea Party said “no matter how you feel about the issue, it is ridiculous to punish business owners with a Boycott.” Naturally, there are already BUYcott efforts on Facebook (Arizona Buycott) and Twitter (@ArizonaBUYcott). Brian Gansereit has arranged for Arizona shoppers to have free shipping on his site (http://www.hobbyandcoin.com/arizona.aspx) and he hopes others will do the same.
“We see this as a statement about State’s rights, about freedom, and the right of people in one State to take action to protect their way of life as they see fit. We are proud to stand with Arizona and to support them with a BUYcott!”
Organizers are asking all participating patriot groups to email their receipts of Arizona expenditures to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we have quantitative data on our impact in this battle. There is also a Facebook Page and a twitter account @ArizonaBUYcott.
Final note: The Motto of Arizona: is Ditat Deus; “God Enriches”.