Friday, April 23, 2010


... and the people are ready to take action.
if Arizona State Governor Jane Brewer does not veto this discriminatory Legislation passed by the Arizona state legislative, we will boycott anything Arizona and this includes the Diamond Backs who are one the biggest contributors to The Republican Political Machine in Arizona
April 23: In response to pending controversial immigration legislation in Arizona, the president says the "failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility."
Friends, please forward this CALL TO ACTION

In addition, distribute widely - this is un-American. DOES THIS REPRESENTS THE COUNTRY YOU WANT TO LIVE IN?

If Racial Profiling, Discrimination, Racism, Xenophobia, et al, it is not your '"Cup of Tea", FYI and consideration: Here is what we are doing and are letting you know in the event that you would also want to do something about it.
Please sign the online petition to Governor Brewer

Tell your family and friends that I if Arizona State Governor Jane Brewer does not veto this discriminatory Legislation passed by the Arizona state legislative, we will boycott anything Arizona and this includes the Diamond Backs who are one the biggest contributors to The Republican Political Machine in Arizona.

Whatever city you live in, when the Diamond Backs come to town, go on action mode and ask anybody within your reach to not attend the games, call the office of your local Baseball Team and tell them why you are not attending these games.
This has to be done in each and all cities in the 2010 Diamond Backs Schedule.

Also,Call AZ's Gov. Brewer 602-542-4331, a real person will answer and say: "I am calling to ask the Governor to VETO SB 1070" (say thank you and then hang up, if you hear msg. that switchboard is busy due to high volume of calls, do not hang up, it will continue to call repeatedly, hang in there until you get through)

Also, Call President Obama 202-456-1111, after a short message a real person will answer and say:
"My message to the President is that - if SB-1070 passes in Arizona, his Administration is going to go down in History as the Administration that turned Arizona into Apartheid Arizona" (say thank you and then hang up)

And Visit Facebook Page at
The World is watching, from The Guardian UK: Arizona anti-immigration measures are misguided, warns Barack Obama, Friday 23 April 2010 19.03 BST

President orders scrutiny of civil rights implications as Latinos organize protest rallies in Phoenix

The Man Behind Arizona's Toughest Immigrant Laws
If Arizona State Rep. Russell Pearce has his way, citizenship would no longer be automatic for everyone born on U.S. soil. Pearce is the man behind some of the toughest state immigration laws in recent years. So far he's pushed through a dozen or so pieces of legislation and he's prepared to keep fighting.

Thank you.

Aurora Grajeda

"Tolerance is the presumption of superiority, acceptance is a manifestation of love"
-- Aurora


Sign the petition below, and boycott all Diamond Backs games

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mark Day <>
Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 9:22 AM

It's time for the Gandhi approach. They pass
the dragonian laws. We shut them down.
Nosotros venceremos!



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Call to Boycott the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball Team

Arizona Diamondbacks:
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Tel: (602) 462-6500

National Press Contacts:
Arizona [Phoenix] Contact, Tony Herrera, 602.920.3784
Arizona [Tucson] Contact, Isabel Garcia, 520.770.1373
California Contact, Gloria Saucedo, 818.919.4718
Indiana Contact, Felipe Vargas, 210.844.0005
Illinois Contact, Carlos Perez, 773.567.5567
Texas Contact, Jesse Díaz, Jr., 213.725.1714

AMERICA, there is no doubt about it; the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the top contributors to the Republican machine in Arizona that have unanimously voted for the draconian Arizona State Proposition SB1070. This bill will encourage the open racial profiling of "brown people" in a state that has already been racially profiling immigrants for years beginning in the early 2000s when Sheriff Dever and his wife allowed and oftentimes encouraged Arizonan ranchers to "hunt down" border crossers in Cochise County. Sheriff Arpaio the most dastardly and venomous law enforcer that state has perhaps ever employed has done nothing short than terrorize the Latino community across Maricopa County, with the support of former governor, Janet Napolitano, who worked alongside him during her tenure. She was, according to the testimony of Sheriff Dever, contemplating calling in the National Guard early last year, months into her new position.1 She has, under the leadership of President Obama, expanded the 287G Program that has been used as another instrument of terror on our community.

SB1070, voted into law on Monday, April 19th, 2010, has yet to be signed into effect by Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, but everyone around the country is clear that she will. The law will not only allow for law enforcement officers to randomly stop "brown people," it will also give them the authority to fine undocumented immigrants $500, and if a citizen witnesses any officer fail to stop, harass, probe, or approach anyone that does look "undocumented," that person could sue the police officer for failing to carry out his or her duty per the law. And, according to others, there will be an Arizona identification card which, if you look like an immigrant, you better be able to produce one and if unable, you will be in jeopardy of being imprisoned until you can prove you are a US citizen. So, outsiders beware!

According to some researchers, finding meaningful solutions to immigration issues is not easy; there are some efforts that may unintentionally have a negative impact on public safety. Such is the case with SB 1070. Under SB 1070, all local police officers would be required to investigate the immigration status of anyone with whom they make "legitimate contact" and have a "reasonable suspicion" that they may be present in the country unlawfully. Under such a policy, victims of crimes and witnesses are much less likely to report crimes because of a legitimate fear that they will be deported. Other areas of concern with SB 1070 include language that may compel law enforcement agencies to ignore more pressing criminal matters in favor of doing a much larger amount of immigration enforcement. Local police are facing potential budget cuts and need discretion as to how to best focus their efforts in protecting the public. Finally, it is worth noting that SB 1070 creates a crime of trespass for all undocumented immigrants. A second trespass offense is then elevated to a felony...

...Since the Monday vote, 9 students from around the state have been arrested at the state capitol in protest. Organizers from around the state have mobilized in solidarity of the immigrant community in Arizona, some from as far as New Jersey. Clearly, there will be immigrant rights organizers from around the country mobilizing to AZ in the coming days to monitor the targeted discrimination and further repression of the immigrant community there once the bill is signed...

...In a press conference on April 20th, 2010, Representative Raul Grijalva called for a national boycott against the state: "Do not vacation and or retire there." Many of us rarely vacation, and will probably retire where we reside, but we do go to major league baseball games, or know friends or family that do.

Therefore, we call on the Latino and immigrant communities to support a targeted boycott on corporations that have funded the campaign to further repress our community; that is a boycott that will target known contributors to the Republicans that passed this law. A targeted boycott should be launched immediately to show the economic power of our community, and we can participate right in our own communities. Boycott the Arizona Diamondbacks NOW! Our power is economic, Labor and Consumption.

We can support the boycott when the Diamondbacks come to play in our cities across the country, namely where there is a heavy concentration of Latinos and immigrants, namely Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and New York. For those of you who attend Dodger games, the audience is always roughly 80% folks of color, and we're sure it is the same elsewhere, so this would have huge ramifications for sales of tickets and merchandise if supported by our communities. You can view when they are coming to a town near you at We have compiled the donations from this family to the Republican machine in Arizona, outlined next.

In 2010, the National Republican Senatorial Committee's 3rd highest Contributor was the Arizona Diamondbacks, who gave $121,600; furthermore, they also contributed $129,500, which ranked as the 18th highest contribution to the Republican Party Committee; and, they gave the 20th highest contribution to Senator McCain—$9,400.3 In USA Today, Ken Kendrick, managing general partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, said he doesn't expect anything for his donations to Arizona Senator John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, stating "I hope to get a good leader for our country."4 Well, he has to be held accountable for giving to a machine that has targeted immigrants in Arizona, and now the immigrant community in Arizona, and beyond must act to target them in a national boycott against their team. Senator McCain openly supported the bill on Tuesday, obviously because he is slipping in the polls to JD Hayworth, a reactionary Republican that has supported the antiimmigrant legislation since its inception- they are now neck in neck in the fight for the Arizona senate seat.

Arizona Diamondbacks Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick (AKA Earl G. Kendrick, Jr.) and his family members, EG Kendrick, Sr., and Randy Kendrick have made significant and considerable contributions to further the Republican agenda totaling $1,023,527. Their total contributions in 2009 and 2010 have been substantial and are as follows: Earl G Kendrick, Jr. (Ken Kendrick), Diamondbacks Managing General Partner contributed $30,400 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2009 and $30,400 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2010; Mrs. Randy P. Kendrick contributed $30,400 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2009 and $30,400 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 20105.

The Kendrick family owned business, Datatel Inc, which is affiliated with the Political Action Committee (PAC), AZ Free Enterprise Club (Formerly Freedom Club PAC), Committee #200602784, has also been a source of political contributions to the Republic agenda, such as a $25,000 contribution to Senator and Republican Whip, John L. Kyl6...

...we will keep a watch on these businesses when the list of funders to push SB1070 is released: They include Wake Up Arizona! Pro-Business Organizations $802,634, Western Growers Association Farm Organizations or Cooperatives $35,000, AdCorp Inc. Restaurants & Drinking Establishments $10,000, Arizona Cattlemen's Association Livestock $10,000, and Pepsi-Cola of Tucson Non-Alcoholic Beverages $10,000; TOTAL $867,6347

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Vicente Duque said...

Thanks for excellent and opportune information on Arizona's unkind and inhumane law.

I can add this :

Video, Keith Olbermann : Honoring a Great Black Woman age 98 that died after a life of fighting injustice - Arizona Congressman Calls For Boycott Of ARIZONA

Dorothy Height 1912-2010 died at age 98, This Black Woman and Columbia Lawyer was with Martin Luther king in many demonstration and she was in the platform with MLK when the "I have a dream" speech took place.

House Representative Raul Grijalva from Arizona : I may be detained and Racially Profiled in my home town ! - Total Violation of the Constitution

April 20, 2010 — MSNBC Keith Olbermann

Arizona Congressman Calls For Boycott Of ARIZONA!

Vicente Duque

Aurora said...

Hi Vicente, always appreciate your stopping by to add on these issues.
Some MSNBC's Hosts have been doing more than a decent job in covering this, in general, I think people who understand and know what kind of country they want to live in, are against this measure because this Law does not represent what the US is supposed to be all about.

It reminds me of Apartheid, you have to carry documentation on whether or not you are authorized to be here and be asked for it, at risk of this are not only people of color, but if you have an accent as well - Kind of laugh at the last 'cause I feel like saying "WATCH OUT TEXANS" Just kidding, but seriously, the determination on 'reasonable suspicion' is very subjective.

We started a group on FaceBook on this
"1,000,000 Against the Racist Anti-Immigrant Law SB 1070 in Arizona!"

Later friend, my best for you!


Vicente Duque said...

Thanks Aurora for your fight for Kindness and Humanity.

I found this wonderful excellent article of about this Arizona Bill - it is impossible to read something more clear, correct and precise about the future.


"The Hill" : Arizona's Republicans might pat themselves on the back for passage of this law, but they will be soon swimming in a Sea of Latino Babies and Voters

The Hill
Desertion in the desert

April 20, 2010

By Markos Moulitsas
From Wikipedia :
Moulitsas is founder and publisher of Daily Kos (
Moulitsas was born in Chicago, Illinois to a Salvadoran mother and Greek father. He moved with his family to El Salvador in 1976, but later returned to the Chicago area in 1980 after his family fled threats placed on their lives by communist insurgents during the Salvadoran Civil War.[1] As an adult, he has recounted his memories of the civil war, including an incident that occurred when he was 8 years old, in which he saw communist guerrillas executing students who had been accused of collaborating with the government.[3]

After graduating from Schaumburg High School in Schaumburg, Illinois,[4] he served in the U.S. Army from 1989 through 1992.

Markos was born in 1971, often known by his username and former military nickname "Kos" (ko-z), is the founder and publisher of Daily Kos, a blog focusing on liberal and Democratic Party politics. He is also a weekly columnist at the Washington, D.C. newspaper, The Hill, and a contributing columnist at Newsweek.[1]

Desertion in the desert - Some excerpts :

In 1994, California conservative activists pushed through Proposition 187, a ballot initiative that prohibited undocumented immigrants from using social services or public education in the state. Legal challenges and the election of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in 1998 killed the law, but not before California Latinos were lost to the GOP for generations.

Indeed, since 1994, Democrats have won all gubernatorial, Senate and presidential elections in the state except for those won by current Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (originally elected in a bizarre recall election). In a state that is just slightly over 40 percent white, alienating Latino and Asian immigrant communities has been electoral death for the GOP, with few signs of a turnaround anytime soon.

But while conservatives might pat themselves on the back for passage of this law, the long-term effects shouldn’t be so comforting. Latinos make up 29 percent of Arizona’s population. If current population trends continue, Arizona will become a majority-minority state by 2015. In 2003, more Latino babies were born than non-Hispanic white babies. And by 2007, Latino babies were 45 percent of the total, compared to 41 percent for non-Hispanic whites, and 14 percent for non-Hispanic Asians, Native Americans and African-Americans.

In 2008, Arizona Latinos opted for Obama 56-41, which seems lopsided, but nationally, the number was 67-31 for Obama. Sen. Jon Kyl also got that respectable 41 percent in his 2006 reelection battle. In 2004, John McCain won 74 percent of the Latino vote.

While Arizona Latinos aren’t a solid Democratic voting bloc, this law may very well change that. The Proposition 187 analogy is instructive — the GOP engages in heavy-handed, hateful, discriminatory and partisan demonizing of immigrants at its own electoral peril. As immigrant-rights’ group America’s

Voice said in a statement, “The Arizona State House of Representatives just voted in favor of draconian legislation that declares open season on immigrants and Latinos in the state.”

And as California Republicans can testify, Latinos have long memories.

Vicente Duque

HLADC-SF said...

Thanks, you are doing the same.

Good catch on the Marcos' article, thanks for posting, shared it on my FaceBook Wall.