Thursday, May 13, 2010

BOYCOTT ARIZONA: Celebrities Across the Nation and the World Join the Boycott!

Cuentame has launched a new Video Series starring celebrities who are supporting the Boycott of Arizona due to AZs racist racial profiling bill sb1070. In this video, Hector Elizondo shares his support of the Boycott.

Confirmed Future artists appearing in Cuentame's videos include: Tony Plana (Ugly Betty), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Rep. Raul Grijalva, Lupe Ontiveros (actress Selena), Nick Schenk (actor Grand Torino), Jesse Garcia (actor Quinceanera), T Lopez (host of Si TV and actor The Drop), Bee Vang (actor, Gran Torino), Ligiah Villalbos (screenwriter), Leon Ichaso (screenwriter/director), Mayte Prio (Telemundo). There are also several other celebrities that have tentatively agreed and are checking their availability for these video shoots. Please check Cuentame daily to view their latest videos and to support the cause!


Anonymous said...

Love it!

libhom said...

I live in NYC, and there is no way I'm vacationing in AZ. I don't want to be surrounded by those racist nutjobs. Their governor is basically Hitler's corpse in bad drag.

Vicente Duque said...

Fox Business : Arizona : To end their ongoing labor issues, some Arizona farmers are moving operations to Mexico. Picking Lettuce in Yuma County, Chilis in Arizona - Economics

Will the Production Industry of Lettuce and Chilis be moved to Mexico ??

Fox Business :
Despite Rhetoric, Illegal Immigration Provides Benefits to States
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Despite Rhetoric, Illegal Immigration Provides Benefits to States

Some excerpts :

There is also the economic output of illegal immigrants, which Texas estimated at $17.7 billion in additional gross state product in 2005 alone. Experts estimate Arizona benefits from similar revenue and economic gains from its illegal immigrant population because of similar tax structures and proportionate illegal immigrant populations based on state populations.

While not admitting to hiring illegal immigrants, business owners say it remains difficult to hire locally-based labor for certain tasks even with the recession, giving ample reasons for illegal immigrants to continue to seek work north of the border.

Arizona lettuce farmers, who produce the bulk of the nation’s domestic lettuce between November and February each year, will need 40,000 laborers to hand-pick greens. Most of that lettuce is grown in Yuma County, located near the Colorado River and the U.S.-Mexico border, where a local labor pool is simply unavailable to pick lettuce. Chili growers on the east part of the state need a similar labor force.

“In the industries that are based on production – especially perishable products – I've simply got to have workers,” said Jim Klinger, executive secretary for the Arizona Farm Bureau.

Klinger said the Bureau did not take an official public position on SB1070, but said the law does little to address the issue of an unsecure border and business needs for labor. To end their ongoing labor issues, some farmers are moving operations to Mexico.

“Do we really want to export our food production to other nations when we have the resources and infrastructure here at home,” Klinger said.

Youth, Minorities, Demography and Politics :

Vicente Duque

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