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Video-A tale of two cities-NYC & DC Protest Major League Baseball to Boycott AZ!

This happened July 8 2010, when activists in both Washington DC and New York City came out to perform civil disobedience and hold rallies to demand Major League Baseball keep the All Star games out of Arizona. Protesters urged Major League Baseball to honor the boycott against SB1070, the racist anti-immigrant law.

Luckily for you, we had people shooting video in both places– and with some creative editing we are able to show you what happened in both cities!

July 8, 2010:

Activists gathered in New York City and Washington, DC to urge Major League Baseball to honor the boycott of Arizona and move the upcoming All-Star Games from Phoenix. In Washington, protesters conducted civil disobedience in the offices of Baker-Hostetler, a law firm and lobbying organization representing Major League Baseball. Activists in New York meanwhile staged a rally in front of the headquarters of Major League Baseball.

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Daryle Lamont Jenkins Speaks Out Against Arizona @ Nationals Game In DC.

On June 18th we covered a protest at the Nationals baseball game in DC to request that major league baseball to boycott Arizona for the All Star games with Reform Immigration For America

From that day, DLJ says in this video what needs to be said!

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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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