Who is BOYcotting AZ?

In response to your many inquiries as to who is BOYcotting AZ, here is an article via the Arizona Republic on the matter, so now you KNOW:

Who is boycotting Arizona?

May. 16, 2010 12:00 AM

Cities that have approved boycotts of Arizona: • Los Angeles. The City Council voted 13-1 to bar Los Angeles from conducting business with Arizona unless its new immigration law is repealed. See video HERE

• San Francisco. Board of Supervisors approved a boycott resolution May 11.

• Hartford, Conn.

• Gallup, N.M., letter, written by the city manager to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer; supported by the N.M. governor and some council members.

• Richmond, Calif.

• Austin, Texas.

• Oakland

• Boston

• St. Paul, Minn.

• San Diego

• West Hollywood

• El Paso (city and county)

• Boulder, Colo.

Groups that announced travel boycotts:

• 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 Association

• World Boxing Council

• Sociologists Without Borders

Known cancellations of meetings or events planned in Arizona:

• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African-American Greek-lettered fraternity, canceled a July meeting at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. (with an estimated 5,000 attendees). The convention was 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 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. The Gilbert-based event promoters will likely move the match to California.

• Representatives of the Mexican state of Sonora announced they would not attend the annual meeting of the Sonora-Arizona Commission, scheduled to take place 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.” According to a story on chicagobreaking, the trip also “would not be aligned with our beliefs and values,” said District 113 Assistant Superintendent Suzan Hebson.

Public bodies that announced Arizona boycotts:

• Denver Public Schools.

Supporters organizing events or “buycotts” in support of Arizona and the law:

• Backers of Arizona’s tough immigration law hope to neutralize planned boycotts over the measure by organizing a “buy Arizona” campaign. The “buycott” will kick off 7 p.m. May 29 with a rally at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Information:

• Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and Tea Party Patriots Live are planning a rally from 4 to 7 p.m. June 12 in support 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.

Arizonans respond:

• Responding to San Diego’s plans to boycott Arizona, a number of Arizonans have told the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau they plan to stay away from San Diego. The bureau and several hotels plan to publish an open letter to Arizonans in The Arizona Republic and other media outlets this weekend urging Arizona residents to overlook politics and continue to visit San Diego.

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