California finds it’s not easy to boycott Arizona

June 20, 2010

Many California cities–including Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley–were quick to jump on the Boycott Arizona movement after the Grand Canyon State cracked down on illegal immigration recently.

However, many of these these same cities are now discovering how tough it actually is to follow through on the heated rhetoric. [Bay Citizen]

Last Tuesday, Oakland city council members voted to approve a $1 million contract with a multinational corporation based in Phoenix. Why? Perhaps it has something to do with the $31.5 million deficit the city current faces.

San Francisco, with a projected deficit of $483 million, and Berkeley also continue to do business with Arizona.

San Jose stopped short of a full boycott, citing potential economic harm, and instead issued an official denunciation of Arizona’s decision. The city has contracts with several Arizona-based companies, including U.S. Airways.

Meanwhile, calls continue from various organizations for Major League Baseball to pull the 2011 All Star baseball game out of Phoenix, but so far, Commissioner Bud Selig has rejected those calls.



  1. Cindy says:

    I really think people might want to read the link I’ve posted below. I’m sure that you’ve heard mumblings about things like:
    The National Council de La Raza.
    The radical racist group Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan.
    Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA) and the Reconquista.

    The above is what caused AZ to add House Bill HB 2281 (they banned certain racist teachings and segregation of the Hispanics who were attending these classes) when they passed SB 1070. I have done quite a bit of research on this because I find it hard to believe that young children are being taught to hate America and hate all whites in our classrooms but they are. It’s frightening.
    This is worth reading.

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