Phoenix-based Circle K on "Boycott Arizona" List

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Phoenix-based Circle K on "Boycott Arizona" List

04/29/2010
EL PASO, Texas -- Calls for a boycott of the state of Arizona and its businesses are growing in the wake of the passage of a controversial immigration law there.

One group in El Paso, Texas -- aptly called "Boycott Arizona" -- has begun a boycott against businesses based in Arizona, including Phoenix-based Circle K convenience stores, Peter Piper Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery, KTSM News Channel 9 reported.

"We've got the support of hundreds of people here in El Paso, and with the city and the county of El Paso considering resolutions to boycott Arizona, we're confident that number is going to rise," Boycott Arizona leader Jaime Abeytia said. "We want to bring ... economic pressure upon these businesses, so they'll turn around and put political pressure on the state of Arizona to make an effective change on that legislation."

Abeytia said stopping their boycott is not an option any time soon. In fact, the group is expanding its target list to include companies that contributed heavily to the Arizona Republican Party, such as J.P. Morgan Chase and Clear Channel Communications. The group is planning two protests this week at the El Paso Republican Party headquarters and the Clear Channel Communications building, the report stated.

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