Boycott Arizona… here’s how: A basic consumer guide

Cartoon by Lalo Alcaraz

(full disclosure: I have not heard any of the national immigrant and/or Latino organizations taking on the task of informing the community of which businesses/organizations to target, so I did a quick websearch and found what I found that the average consumer outside of Arizona might be able to use. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it as strategic as it needs to be. Apologies in advance… -Joel)

Greetings friends and allies,

In the wake of the recent adoption into law of SB1070 by the State of Arizona today (04.23.2010), one of the most draconian anti-immigration laws ever in the United States, many people have called for a boycott of the State of Arizona, including southwest Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva. Personally, I haven’t been to Arizona in five years and do not plan on going there any time soon. I created this list to give folks/average consumers outside of Arizona a chance to show their disgust with the passage of this racist legislation by boycotting the following, Arizona-based companies.

Apollo Group (University of Phoenix). Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

Cold Stone Creamery. Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona

Discount Tire Company. Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona

Go Daddy. Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona

Mesa Air Group (Mesa Airlines, Go!, Freedom Airlines). Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

P. F. Chang’s China Bistro. Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

PetSmart. Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

U-Haul. Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

US Airways. Headquarters: Tempe, Arizona

For more information on companies that do business in Arizona and actions to take against this racist, anti-immigrant legislation, please click on the following links:

Arizona’s Largest Employers (JobBank USA)

List of Arizona companies (Wikipedia)

“Boycott the Police State known as Arizona” Facebook Group

VivirLatino

ACLU Arizona

Coalición de Derechos Humanos

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

This note has no permission restrictions on it so please forward far and wide and share it with your networks, friends, and family.

¡Adelante!

-Joel

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2 Responses to “Boycott Arizona… here’s how: A basic consumer guide”

  1. We need to boycott products that related services arizona, send text messages, letters, telephone our family for this great national boycott
    may you give more information abiut the financial companies

  2. We need to start boycotting their tourist Industry. Send mails to all the travel agencies offering travel to AZ. Let them suffer!

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