Call to Direct Action: Nationals Boycott AZ: June 18th, 5:00pm

Protest June 18, 2010, 5:00pm, 1500 South Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003

Direct Action: Nationals Boycott: AZ June 18th, 5:00pm
On Friday, June 18th, The Washington Nationals will be playing the Chicago White Sox (Obama’s favorite hometown team). As the MLB has yet to take a stand on Arizona’s racist and discriminatory law (SB-1070) we’re calling on our community to take a stand. We’re asking the MLB to BOYCOTT AZ and move their 2011 All-Star game out of Arizona.

Not only can we call on MLB to Boycott AZ, but we can encourage fans to call the Obama Administration and take action at a federal level on SB 1070.

Take a stand with us. Boycott Arizona. Come out to the game on Friday, June 18th and let’s raise our collective voices to show support and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Arizona.

Baseball has become the latest arena for the fight against Arizona’s racial profiling law, SB 1070. The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star game is scheduled to be played in Phoenix, Arizona and people across the country have stepped up their efforts to ask MLB comissioner Bud Selig to move the game out of the state in opposition of the unjust law.
The Major League Baseball Player’s Association has spoken out against the law, Arizona’s home team, the Diamondbacks, condemned the law (although their owner’s actions show that he still has a long way to go on this issue). And some players and coaches have said they’ll refuse to play if the game remains in Phoenix. All across the country, fans and players alike are saying that they won’t support an All-Star game that’s played in a state that supports racial profiling. It’s time for Major League Baseball to move the game.
Selig’s silence on this issue shows that he doesn’t want to think about this issue. He’s refused to comment on whether the game should be moved. He won’t move the game unless fans, players, coaches, and team owners stand up for what’s right and tell him that this is our game, too, and we won’t support a game played on the field of unfairness.
On Friday, June 18th, The Washington Nationals will be playing the Chicago White Sox (Obama’s favorite hometown team). As the MLB has yet to take a stand on Arizona’s racist and discriminatory law we’re calling on our community to take a stand and ask the MLB the 2011 All-Star game out of Arizona and we are encouraging fans to call on the Obama Administration to take action at a federal level against the law.
Take a stand with us. Boycott Arizona. Come out to the game on Friday, June 18th and let’s raise our collective voices to show support and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Arizona.

Please join us.

If you have questions, please contact Linsey Pecikonis, lead organizer at 202-746-8426 or by emailing at lpecikonis@gmail.com

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2 responses to “Call to Direct Action: Nationals Boycott AZ: June 18th, 5:00pm

  1. Montana

    The Tea Bag Party are just “haters not debaters” or as others have dubbed them “screamers not dreamers”, with their failed attempts at stopping Healthcare reform, they say they respect the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence but they do not mind passing laws, through weak Governors (no one voted for this crazy) who only cares about getting elected Governor, on the backs of undocumented workers, that will not pass Constitution muster.

    Brewer signed into law;

    1. S.B. 1070,
    2. No permit conceal weapons law,
    3. The famous Birthers law,
    4. Banning Ethic studies law,

    5. Could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona, ordered to be whiten,
    6. On deck to pass, no citizenship to babies born to undocumented workers,

    7. If she can read she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which was un-constitution and failed when legally challenged),
    8. The boycotted Martin Luther King Day, what idiots don’t want another holiday? Yes, you guessed it Arizona.

    Well Arizona, you can boycott new holidays and keep passing crazy laws and the rest of us will continue to challenged them in a court of law and continue to add cities to our Boycott of your state.

    I real cannot believe anything that comes out of Brewer’s mouth, in an interview she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (war ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. But we are suppose to believe everything else she says, right!

    As for the Tea Bag Party, their phony patriotism is sickening; they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, energy (remember Cheney’s secret meetings with oil companies where loosening regulation and oversight were sealed), climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions).

    The Birthers and the Tea Bag party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “Internet facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that is like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that. Yee Haw!

  2. Dogmeat

    It is odd that there has been this big spike in right wing idiocy coming out of Arizona though. Texas has a higher background level of crazy and right now Arizona is like a supernova taking the attention. I wonder how long it will last.

    Actually it isn’t that strange. Arizona has been moving gradually towards the middle over the last twenty years. The population has doubled in that time and a big part of that spike wasn’t old retirees who tended to be conservative, but a lot of younger families moving from blue states, etc. In 2008 McCain only received 53.4% of the vote here in Arizona, his sixth lowest vote total among the states he won. Now think about that, his home state was one of his least supportive states. Had McCain been from Texas, Florida, etc., he likely would have lost Arizona.

    This state has a long history of very conservative, often racist politics and the supporters of those policies aren’t happy that they are consistently losing ground to moderates and liberals (simply termed as liberals in their tirades). Because of how the state legislature is set up conservatives still have a major majority in both houses but, when Napolitano was governor, she vetoed a lot of their stupidity. In fact she set the record for vetoes in the history of the state. You take her away, bring in Brewer who is a wing-nut’s wing-nut, and you see incredibly stupid legislation that was shut down by a reasonable governor make it out of the state house. At the same time you see an increase in non-conservative population as well as an increase in non-white population and the far white err, right is freaking out.