Boycotts are very effective only when those that participate are willing to give up something they use or something else; such as a sport or an item like fruits and vegetables. It takes time an effort to effectively carry out a Boycott. Those that are involved have to be committed to the boycott in order to have an impact on the business or company and in our case entire cities. I and my friend Bill decided to start a boycott of companies and cities that are boycotting Governor Brewer’s new immigration law.
Mayors across the country have placed a boycott on the state of
refusing to travel or do business with the state in protest of its new immigration laws. In protest to their protest we decided to return the favor in kind by starting our own boycott. Arizona
Being effective takes discipline. In many parts of the country much of our fruits and vegetables come from
so we have get creative. We will have to learn to buy local, grow our own or do without. Those are hard choices but ones we have to make if we want to be effective in our boycott against California . Cites across the country are making head lines announcing their boycotts. Wal mart sells mostly fruits and vegetables from either California Mexico or so ask them if you don’t find a label of where they are grown. If the clerk ask you why you want to know tell them you are boycotting and why. Local food chains buy much of their fruits and vegetables from California too. California
Here is a list of cities I found that are boycotting
Arizona: I suggest calling the mayors of each city and telling them you are going to boycott their city in protest of them boycotting ’s immigration laws. Tell them you will not stop in their city on vacation and you won’t buy any products manufactured in their city. If enough folks do this we can have an enormous impact on them economically. I will update this list if any other cites decide to boycott Arizona . Arizona
New York City
Saint Paul, MN
scheduled a vote on June 8 San Jose, Calif.
- • Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima
Organizations and businesses: That are boycotting Arizona
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights,
The League of United Latin American Citizens
National Council of La Raza declared a boycott of
Arizona, stating that it will not hold any events in and asking its members and affiliates to do the same. Arizona
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
based Glass Art Society decided not to hold its 2011 convention in Tucson, Ariz.
International Communications Association, National Association of Black Accountants and National Urban League
American Educational Research Association
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity
Republican National Committee