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Old 04-30-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Boycotts hurt people who have nothing to do with the legislation. Don't make your impact on the tourism employees. If you wish to boycott, you want the politicians, organizations, celebrities (who are obviously gaining more spotlight) to feel it.

Here is a cheat sheet for the uninformed regarding the bill: Is federal immigration law different from Arizona's new law? - Phoenix Arizona news, breaking news, local news, weather radar, traffic from ABC15 News | ABC15.com

and: Arizona lawmakers OK several changes to immigration law - Phoenix Arizona news, breaking news, local news, weather radar, traffic from ABC15 News | ABC15.com

I started making a preliminary list of National-City Officials/Celebrities/Organizations who have voiced their opposition or plan to boycott Arizona and could use some help in identifying any others:

ACLU - no comment
MALDEF - no comment
Michael Bloomberg (mayor of NYC) - says ditch AZ, come to NYC instead
Obama (The president noted that lawmakers may lack the "appetite" to take on immigration while many of them are up for re-election and while another big legislative issue -- climate change -- is already on their plate.) - Basically ignoring the situation to some degree and letting AZ handle this by itself, yet not discouraging other cities from boycotting AZ and the economic effects it could have on the state.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (wanted support from Feds as well why she was Governor of AZ, but is now lying stating the border has never been so secure as it is now).
Attorney General Eric Holder (fears Arizona's new law is subject to abuse)
NY Congressman Rep. Josť E. Serrano, D-N.Y (calling for MLB to push the Major League Baseball's 2011 All Star Game game from Phoenix)
US Rep Raul Grijalva (from AZ recommended others ban AZ - won't have career after this term)
Mexican President Felipe Calderon - Clean up your own mess of a country (including racism) before your start criticizing ours.

City/State/Organization officials in:
City of San Francisco
City of Los Angeles
City of Sacramento
City of St. Paul
Denver Public Schools
California State Senate


Shakira (she doesn't even understand the law) - Repeatedly believes that people are going to be "detained in the streets" (??) - She believes law is going to crush the dreams of immigrants, yet failed to mention illegal immigrants...also states people are people with or without documentation, yet fails to mention if people are citizens with or without documention. She likes to play the "dream card" for people who need to have their dreams met. Likes to compare this to holocaust and say this situation is how that started (which frankly is a slap in the face to holocaust victims).
Stars (some band out of Canada I've never heard of)
Ricky Martin (btw, I'm gay too)
Eva Longoria (Love Gabi, not a fan of Eva)
George Lopez
World Boxing Council (based in Mexico bans Mexican Boxers from Arizona fights)
Linda Ronstadt (Tucson native)


The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders (Sued Thursday in Federal Court in Phoenix - seeking an injunction preventing authorities from enforcing the law).
Chihuahua Mexican Governor Gov. Jose Reyes Baeza (wouldn't attend conference in AZ to protest immigration law)
Taxi Drivers in Mexico - "We don't give service to gringos from Arizona"
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Does Obama and the CA State Legislature not realize who put them in power? Do they not understand that citizens care more about our economy and illegal immigration instead of climate change? WE THE PEOPLE determine what is important.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Does Obama and the CA State Legislature not realize who put them in power? Do they not understand that citizens care more about our economy and illegal immigration instead of climate change? WE THE PEOPLE determine what is important.
If they donít, they soon will.
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