b-activists: Arizonians against racist Arizona immigration law

photo courtesy of foxnews.com

photo courtesy of foxnews.com

The federal government hasn’t done enough to advance immigration reform, and now Arizona has responded with legal state discrimination. While the battle over the bill rages on, we’d like to say kudos to those in Arizona who are standing up for the rights of immigrants and right on the frontlines.

Jesus Serrano, owner of a Los Angeles-based trucking company, has convinced 70 truckers to boycott Arizona in light of the bill passing. He usually passes through the state to transport Mexican-grown produce to distributors in LA. The boycott could potentially thwart distribution driving up prices, and also the loss of truckers could hurt Arizona’s economy.

Forty Tuscon High School students walked out of class last week in protest of the bill. They walked to the state building to join 100 other teens for a demonstration during school hours.

University students took it a step further, chaining themselves to the Capitol building. Police arrested the nine Arizona State University students last Tuesday, who were sending a message to Gov. Brewer. They said they did it to “block the bigotry that was emanating from the Legislature.”

The Coalición de Derechos Humanos (Human Rights Coalition) has been leading demonstrations at the capitol building and continues to protest and hold candlelight vigils to see the bill overturned. The Coalition is a grassroots organization, which fights to protect human rights in urban communities and at the US-Mexico border.

According to their web site, they are against the militarization of the border, which has led to more deaths of migrant workers attempting to cross.

Lastly, we’d like to recognize the countless people across the world who have decided not to travel to Arizona as long as this bill is in place. We’ll see how long the government can keep it up as its tourism industry starts to slump.

If you’re not in Arizona, but want to take action, send a letter to the Governor HERE.

April 26, 2010 by Stefani
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2 Responses to “b-activists: Arizonians against racist Arizona immigration law”

  • Montana says:

    Posted: April 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers laws, pass no permit conceal weapons laws and the state boycotted Martin Luther King Day, well the rest of the Country can boycott the state of Arizona and spank them where it hurts them the most their pocket book. Their phony patriotism is sickening, they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that’s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that.

  • Evelyn Lexo says:

    Posted: May 25, 2010 at 4:51 AM

    Arizona Immigration law is scheduled to go into effect on July 28. Referendum requires filing 76,682 voter signatures by 90 days. Make your voice heard on http://immigration.civiltalks.com/

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