S.F. City Attorney Calls for ‘Sweeping Boycott’ of Arizona
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera drew parallels Monday between Arizona’s refusal to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the adoption of its new, controversial immigration law. By way of sending a strong message in protest, Herrera proposed that San Franciscans “assure that their [Arizona’s] isolation is tangible rather than merely symbolic” by boycotting the state both in terms of doing business with it and visiting it. —KA
NBC Bay Area:
Herrera, himself the son an immigrant from Latin America, released the following statement upon announcing the push for a boycott:
Just as it did two decades ago when it refused to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Arizona has again chosen to isolate itself from the rest of the nation. Our most appropriate response is to assure that their isolation is tangible rather than merely symbolic. San Francisco should lead the way in adopting and aggressively pursuing a sweeping boycott of Arizona and Arizona-based businesses until this unjust law is repealed or invalidated. My office is fully committed to work with San Francisco city departments and commissions to identify all applicable contracts, and to pursue termination wherever possible. And my office stands ready to assist in any legal challenges in whatever way it can.
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