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We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


Musicians Unite for Arizona Boycott

–via Spinner.com

""The racial profiling is aimed at Mexicans. There are illegal Russians, Chinese, Brazilians, Europeans, Australians and Arabs in the USA," he wrote. "The sad thing is Mexicans do jobs Americans don't do and then we complain like [they're] a nuisance. What if all Chicanos went on strike?"–Will.I.Am

"Comprehensive immigration reform on the national level is necessary to avoid ill-intentioned state measures such as AZ SB 1070. According to many reports I read, crime has not gone up due to immigration, illegal or otherwise, in Arizona since the mid '70s. To use that as the excuse to profile people is not just wrong but immoral, in my opinion."– Serj Tankian

"If you want to start talking about immigrants, especially Mexicans, they could shut Cali down...If you want to start f---ing with immigrants, they could shut Cali down because any restaurant, any store you go into, you're gonna see immigrants."–Wu-Tang Clan's GZA

"Boycotting is a very strong thing," he says. "When people get together and make a movement, you see the power of that joining together. If you look at the boycotts in Birmingham when they boycotted the whole bus system because they wanted to make Rosa Parks go to the back, it put a dent in the system and sometimes you have to do that. So, good, boycott Arizona."

Ed Masley, pop music critic for the Arizona Republic, says so far the boycotts haven't made much impact within Arizona. "...if a Christina Aguilera or a Green Day pulled out, would obviously have a bigger impact," he says.

...tour promoter Kevin Lyman has three upcoming shows in the Grand Canyon State, including the very high-profile Warped Tour. Lyman admits he is undecided on whether to cancel the Warped, Rockstar Mayhem Festival and Country Throwdown shows."