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We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


Seattle Joins Arizona Boycott

–via Crooks and Liars

Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to boycott Arizona by ending official city travel there and resolving, when practical, to cut off future contracts with Arizona-based businesses. That makes Seattle the 11th city to endorse a boycott of the state in opposition to its controversial immigration law. Five of the boycotting cities are in California: Los Angeles tops the list as the biggest, and its boycott could deliver the most painful blow to Arizona's economy, as the city has $58 million in existing contracts with Arizona companies, according to the L.A. Times...

Here's a list of the cities that have announced travel and/or city contracts boycotts so far:

- Seattle, Washington
- El Paso, Texas
- Austin, Texas
- Boston, Massachusetts
- St. Paul, Minnesota
- Boulder, Colorado
- San Diego, California
- West Hollywood, California
- San Francisco, California
- Los Angeles, California
- Oakland, California