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Support Througout the Country What People Are Saying About SB1070

Support from Throughout the Country

Over 55 city councils, school boards, and county boards of supervisors have all moved to denounce SB 1070 by passing divestment resolutions, boycott resolutions, and resolutions condemning the law.  They have called for comprehensive immigration reform and travel bans.

National Resolutions

  • January 7, 2011The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced that it would not hold any meetings in its headquarter state of Kentucky if the state legislature passed an Arizona copycat bill there.
  • November 12, 2010The Utah Compact, a statement of support for comprehensive immigration reform, was signed and announced by a coalition of business, community, and religious leaders in Utah.
  • July 9, 2010The National League of Cities’ board of directors voiced its opposition to Arizona’s immigration law and renewed its call for Congress and the administration to act immediately to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
  • June 20—23, 2010The National Congress of American Indians adopted a resolution opposing SB 1070 as discriminatory legislation at its 2010 Mid-Year Session held in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • June 14, 2010The U.S. Conference of Mayors approved two resolutions condemning Arizona’s new immigration law and asking Congress to overhaul federal immigration policies.
  • June 8, 2010The Navajo Nation Council, the country’s largest American Indian reservation, passed a resolution in opposition to the Arizona law.

State and Local Resolutions

Travel Bans

  • May 19, 2010Columbus, OH Mayor Michael Coleman banned city workers from traveling to Arizona on government business and will review contracts with businesses based there on a case-by-case basis.
  • May 13, 2010Austin, TX City Council passed a resolution to cease business travel to Arizona.
  • May 4, 2010Boulder, CO City Manager ordered a boycott and travel ban for city employees and businesses per the city council’s request asking for the Human Relations Commission to carry out strong action in response to SB 1070.
  • April 30, 2010Minneapolis, MN - Mayor R. T. Ryback urged city employees to cease travel to Arizona.
  • April 29, 2010Denver, CO public schools banned employees from taking official trips to Arizona.
  • April 28, 2010St. Paul, MN Mayor Chris Coleman ordered a ban on official city travel to Arizona. State officials are also considering a ban on Arizona travel.