On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Janis Brewer (R) signed Senate Bill 1070, the most radical immigration legislation in the United States, effectively permitting racial profiling in the state of Arizona. The law requires police to demand immigration papers from anyone who they have a "reasonable suspicion" is in the country illegally. This blog will chronicle the major events regarding this racist and inhumane law.
We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


Boycott Arizona All-Star Game 2011

"Arizona's passage of a controversial anti-immigration law could cost the state Major League Baseball's All-Star Game..."(READ MORE)

–via The Daily News
"Bud Selig should move 2011 MLB All-Star Game out of Arizona if new immigration law isn't stopped..." (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2010/04/29/2010-04-29_bud_selig_should_move_2011_mlb_allstar_game_if_arizonas_new_immigration_law_isnt.html)

–via CBS News
"Major League Baseball has a strong presence in Arizona and a high number of Latino players, making it a prime target for opponents of Arizona's new immigration law ...Activists and sports columnists across the country are calling on baseball fans to ask the MLB to pull the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix and to relocate the spring training Cactus League." (READ MORE)

–via Crooks and Liars

"Boycott Arizona: "Not One More Dime" -- MLB should move AZ Cactus-League training to another state...

Since almost 30% of MLB players are Latino, I'm trying to find out how many of those players are using work visas. I'm not attacking the players here, but if you were in America on a work visa to play baseball or any sport from another country and had to play in Arizona, wouldn't you be a bit unnerved?...

The MLB not only needs Hispanic players to help their teams, but it's counting on major dollars from our Hispanic population to pour into their bank accounts...

And to all Hispanic baseball fans I have an ask from you too. 'Not one more Dime,' should be spent by a Latino on anything to do with a Jerry Colangelo owned team and especially on the Arizona Diamondbacks."

-via The Washington Post

"The question isn't whether to start an economic boycott to pressure Arizona to repeal its new immigration law. For me, that's a given.

The question is which products and services to blacklist to get results fastest, while minimizing needless harm.

I vote to start with baseball, and I'm not alone. National and local Latino groups are actively discussing whether to urge people to boycott Arizona Diamondbacks games. One reason: Some of the team's owners are big donors to politicians who backed the bill...

They also want to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix, and they might push to relocate the spring training Cactus League."(READ MORE)

–via True/Slant
"How about a sports boycott of Arizona?

major leagues should make sure to strip Arizona of any major events planned there, such as the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and not to plan any more."(READ MORE)