Click here for a list of the 118 organizations that have joined the Arizona boycott.
In the wake of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to sign SB 1070, state legislation that essentially sanctions racial profiling as accepted police practice, the undersigned organizations join a growing number of groups across the country in taking a stand against this radical law. We have agreed to take five major steps to protest the injustice that this law will perpetrate. Specifically, the undersigned organizations will:
- Not hold any conventions, conferences, special events, or major meetings involving significant travel to Arizona from out of state, while this law is in force.
- Strongly discourage their affiliates, chapters, or members from holding any conventions, conferences, special events, or major meetings involving significant travel to Arizona from out of state, while this law is in force.
- Widely disseminate the adverse consequences of this legislation to their key stakeholders, for the purpose of encouraging informed judgments regarding whether stakeholders should hold, convene, sponsor, or otherwise support any conventions, conferences, special events, or major meetings involving significant travel to Arizona from out of state, while this law is in force. Such stakeholders include, but are not limited to:
- Other civil rights and social justice organizations
- Churches and religious organizations
- Unions and other worker representatives
- Corporations and trade associations of businesses
- Representatives of federal, state, or local government, including trade associations representing such governments
- Student groups
Call on all other major American institutions to consider choosing alternative locations for conventions, conferences, special events, or major meetings involving significant travel to Arizona from out of state, while this law is in force.
- For example, it would be highly inappropriate for Major League Baseball to hold its All-Star Game in a state where a significant portion of the players on the field would be at risk of being profiled, once they are off the field and out of uniform.
- Similarly, we believe it would be inappropriate for actors, musicians, comedians, or other artists to perform in a state where they themselves, as well as a significant part of their audience, are at risk of being profiled.
Call on their affiliates, chapters, members, stakeholders, all major American institutions, and people of conscience everywhere to carefully consider whether the dollars they spend as consumers of goods and services could end up, directly or indirectly, supporting the perpetuation of this unjust law.
- For example, some have called for consumers to avoid attending sports events of teams based in Arizona.
- Similarly, in determining whether to purchase products or services produced by corporations based in Arizona, others are reviewing the contributions and other actions of these corporations to identify whether and to what extent they contributed to the enactment of this unjust law.
The undersigned organizations do not take these steps lightly. We are aware that, in the short term, these actions may adversely affect some Arizonans who opposed this unjust law and others who are likely to be its principal targets. Before announcing these actions, we consulted extensively with our affiliates, chapters, and members in Arizona. Ultimately, we came to the same conclusions:
- Any short-term adverse impacts on these communities that result from this campaign are far outweighed by the inherent, permanent, and systemic profiling and discrimination that will occur as a result of this unjust law.
- The law is so extreme, and its proponents appear so immune to an appeal to reason, that nothing short of these extraordinary measures is likely to result in the law’s repeal.
Thus, we commit to continuing this campaign until such time that SB 1070 is repealed, overturned by the courts, and/or superseded by comprehensive federal immigration reform.
Alivio Medical Center
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Asian American Justice Center (AAJC)
Asian Law Alliance
Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Inc.
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
California Association for Bilingual Education
California Immigrant Policy Center
California Primary Care Association
Calexico Community Action Council, Inc.
Center for Community Change (CCC)
Center for Training & Careers, Inc.
CHARO Community Development Corporation
Chicano Federation of San Diego County, Inc.
Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy
Coalition for Justice, Peace, and Dignity
Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County, Inc.
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. (CHCF)
Community Coalition for Immigrants in Northwest Indiana
Hammond Hispanic Community Committee
Ministerial Alliance of Northwest Indiana
Union Benefica Mexicana of Northwest Indiana
Community Services of Nevada
Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Connecticut Puerto Rican Forum, Inc.
Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamerica
Council for the Spanish-Speaking (El Concilio, Stockton, CA)
Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI)
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Disciples Justice Action Network
East Boston Ecumenical Community Council
East L.A. Community Corporation
Eastmont Community Center
El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de Servicios Sociales
El Centro, Inc.
El Grupo (Northern San Diego County)
Erie Neighborhood House
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Guadalupe Centers, Inc.
Hip Hop Caucus
Hispanic American Council, Inc.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Hispanic Center of Western MI
Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC)
Hispanic National Bar Association
HOLA (Hispanas Organizadas de Lake y Ashtabula)
Hudson Perinatal Consortium
Immigration Legal Services, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Japanese American Citizens League
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
La Causa, Inc.
La Clinica de La Raza
Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)
Latin American Community Center
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Latino Policy Forum
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Legal Aid Justice Center
Make the Road New York
MANA, A National Latina Organization
Mano a Mano Family Center
Mattie Rhodes Center
Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas
Michigan Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs
Montebello Housing Development Corporation
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
NAF Multicultural Human Development Corporation
National Action Network (NAN)
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives (NAHFE)
National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW)
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI)
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)
National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
National Institute for Latino Policy (NILP)
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC)
Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs
PA / Interpreter
People For the American Way
Rural Housing, Inc.
San Diego Unity League
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
SER Jobs for Progress
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Siete Del Norte
Society for Public Health Education
Southern Poverty Law Center
Spanish American Civic Association
Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation
Tejano Center for Community Concerns
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS)
United States Council on Latino Affairs
United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
Utah Coalition of La Raza
Watts/Century Latino Organization
Women’s Initiative for Self Employment
Youth Policy Institute (YPI)