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Join the Growing List of Artists Against Arizona's SB1070

As the editor of Absent Cause zine, I want to invite my fellow zinesters to join in this important protest and boycott of Arizona's racist, anti-immigrant law SB1070. Please consider adding your name to the list of endorsers and voicing your opposition to the law in the next issue of your zine.

redguard / Greg

Join the Growing List of Artists Against Arizona's SB1070

To sign-on and endorse this campaign as an organization, group or individual, please send your name, title/affiliation, city and state to artistsagainstarizona@yahoo.com

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Endorsers of Artists Against Arizona’s SB1070
as of 5/9/2010

Absent Cause zine, Brooklyn, NY
Andria Alefhi, creator of the zine We'll Never Have Paris, NY, NY
Annalise Ophelian, Psy.D., Director/Producer, Diagnosing Difference, Floating Ophelia Productions, LLC
ArtAndStruggle.Com, Artist & Activist Collective
Auggie Kennedy, Chico, CA
Bernard J. Tarver, Actor/Writer, Member: AFTRA/AEA/SAG, New York, NY
Bet Power, Director & Curator, Sexual Minorities Archives, National collection of LGBTI literature, history, and art
Deirdre Sinnott, Writer, New York, NY
Heather Cottin, Singer, Activist with the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights, Freeport, NY
Ignacio G. Rivera, Poly Patao Productions, Brooklyn, NY
Imani Henry, Activist, Writer, Performer, Brooklyn, NY
Jaimie Hashey, Editor and Writer of ButtRagMag, Musician with Burglepig
Jules Rosskam, Artist/Educator/Activist, Brooklyn, NY
Khalil Khan, Movement in Motion
Laura Schleifer, Writer/Theater Artist, New York, NY
Mental Notes - Hip Hop Fusion Band
Minnie Bruce Pratt, National Writers Union, Syracuse, NY
Nomy Lamm, Writer/Musician, San Francisco, CA
Shelley Ettinger, Writer, Queens, NY
Spiritchild, Founder of Movement in Motion, Artist & Activist collective
StormMiguel Florez, Musician, Performer, Producer, San Francisco, CA
Tha Truth, Political Hip Hop Artist, Philadelphia, PA
Tobi Vail, Olympia, WA
Viktoria Valenzuela, Founder of The Fresh Ink Poets and Writers, Oswego, NY
Vondora Jordan, Singer/Writer, Harlem, NYYK Hong, Artist, Freedom Trainers, Brooklyn, NY
Zeraph Moore, Organizer, Bangor Media Collective, Bangor, ME

Artists Against Arizona’s SB 1070 Statement

We believe the decision by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to sign into law the poorly conceived immigration measure SB1070, marks a new low in the fight to protect civil liberties in The United States. This law allows any officer of the law at the state, county, or city level in Arizona to determine the legal immigration status of anyone at anytime, among other provisions, including making it a crime to be undocumented in Arizona.

Millions of people everywhere believe it will lead to rampant racial profiling, particularly against people of Latino/a heritage. President Obama has called it "misguided." Furthermore, immigration is a national issue and the state of Arizona has no constitutional role in determining who has legal status in this country.

We are calling on members of the worldwide artistic community—whether visual, performing, literary or other discipline—to boycott the state of Arizona in opposition to this unjust legislation, for as long as it remains on the books. We ask artists to not perform, produce, present, appear or conduct business in Arizona so that lawmakers there understand that the rest of the country disapproves, so they will feel the economic impact of their bad decision. We call on talent agents, managers, publicists, unions and associations to also support this effort and the artists they represent who choose to join.

We also call on fans and supporters of the arts to contact their favorite performers and artists and encourage them to participate in this boycott. Fans can also show their support for the boycott by writing to Arizona Governor Brewer, and by supporting their favorite artists when they make appearances in other states.

The artistic community has a natural role to play in commenting and responding to social issues. Now more than ever the time is right to act.

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