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Illegal Immigrants aren’t the only folks who may think twice about entering the Grand Canyon State.  Just ask Maroon 5 lead vocalist, Adam Levine.

“The Sound Strike” is out with another press release drawing attention to the growing list of artists signing on to boycott Arizona in response to the passage of SB 1070. 

What other performers are joining Maroon 5 in the boycott?

Click MORE to find out.

From the press release:

“The legalization of racial profiling within Arizona has drawn fierce opposition from people all over the world.  Over 20 cities throughout the U.S., along with universities, professional associations, and civil rights organizations have all approved boycotts as part of an international strategy to defeat this unjust law. It is in the spirit of these popular actions that the Sound Strike is proud to announce the newest list of artists who are taking action to defend civil and human rights.”

Included on the list are Nine Inch Nails, comedian Chris Rock, Maroon 5, My Morning Jacket, Ben Harper, Ry Cooder, Pitbull, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Anti-Flag and Throwing Muses.

The initial list was released in May, and included Conor Oberst, Kanye West, Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Cypress Hill, Serj Tankian, Joe Satriani, Sonic Youth, Tenacious D, Street Sweeper Social Club and Michael Moore.

The release goes on to read, “For musicians and artists, the choice to boycott is not a simple one. But the reality has become clear that to perform in Arizona, with this divisive and unjust law on the books, is no longer a neutral act. It is Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona state legislature that has created the climate under which the normal commercial interaction between fans and artists can be converted into the means to apply racist legislation like SB 1070. For artists of The Sound Strike, the boycott is the most effective form of non-compliance with a law that threatens the civil and human rights of everyday people living within the state, including the fans of our music, whom we cherish and respect.”

SB 1070 states that an officer engaged in a lawful stop, detention or arrest shall, when practicable, ask about a person’s legal status when reasonable suspicion exists that the person is in the U.S. illegally.

Other artists speaking out against the law include Belinda Carlisle, Shakira, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Jenny Lewis.

  • fretsward

    It amazes me that people will even sacrifice the soverignty and disregard the laws of this country for a check. Many Americans are watching. This could backfire for these march in lockstep liberals.

    What Americans are fed up with are the millions upon millions of people who come here illegally, do not want to assimilate or learn the language. People who send their earnings “home” to another country. People who are turning 2 bedroom apartments and single family homes into illegal camps housing up to 100. People who are stealing I.Ds and Social Security numbers from American taxpayers.

    People who are turning entire neighborhoods and city sections into Tijuana’s, where half the store signs advertise “llanteras usadas.” People who are killing American citizens at the rate of 27 per day through murder, drunk driving, etc.
    People who expect and demand their kids to be taught in Spanish, and don’t care what we Americans think. People who since 2000 have desecrated our National border parks with 65+ million tons of trash and human watse.

    People who drive illegally, have no auto insurance or set enough aside to cover their liabilities. People who use our expensive hospital emergency rooms as their cold and sniffle clinics. The real complaint here is that those “lazy Americans” who “follow the laws” find themselves increasingly squeezed and taxed, fingerprinted and regulated and licensed and strip-searched, while the illegals and their ilk thumb their noses, disregard our wishes, and give the finger to our laws.

    Why is it dangerous that we can’t discuss these things frankly in the open, without crippling euphemisms that disguise what this is really about?

    Every 3 months, a population the size of Tallahassee, FL pours across our southern border. They are not “undocumented,” or “immigrants.” They are illegal aliens. Period.

    In 1997, pres Zedillioo proclaimed “I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders.” MALDEF founder Mario Obledo stated, “California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn’t like it should leave. Every constitutional office in California is going to be held by Hispanics in the next 20 years.” People who don’t like such demographic changes “should go back to Europe.” They see the US as lands they claim is theirs.

    Why do American public officials (or many of it’s naive liberal fools like those depicted in the boycott) value so little what thousands have fought and died to protect?

    A foreign power has stated its plans to conquer this nation by demographic warfare.

    They call it Reconquista.

    Why is the Hispanic/Latino agenda taking precedence over the future and direction of our country, and constantly being forced down our throats?

    It’s because the most dispicable, worthless, obnoxious, immoral, indignant, corrupt, greedy, wreckless, parasitic, and underlying ideologically maligned country and it’s people insist we do so for their benefit alone.

    When do we get to say and mean, “enough is enough?”

    • Dan Hanna

      Excellent, EXCELLENT response…couldn’t have said it better!

      • fretsward

        Thank you Dan, I appreciate the comment.

    • Agree also..

      Dan- So eloquently worded.

      • John

        I agree 100%

    • Dan

      Only two edits to the final paragraph of your excellent observations:

      It’s because the most dispicable, worthless, obnoxious, immoral, indignant, corrupt, greedy, wreckless, parasitic, and underlying ideologically maligned DEMOCRATIC PARTY and it’s MARXIST PRESIDENT insist we do so for their benefit alone. (ie: new democrat voters)

      • fretsward

        We also should thank the fatally flawed liberal mindset, our 4th Estate media, Eric Holder, ACLU, CAIR, SPLC, NCLR, LULAC, countless others, the fraud of our 14th Amendment that produces anchor babies who are not Americans when under the jurisdiction of a foreign loyal to Mexico and it’s people only, Mexico – not only for its tsunami of law-abiding citizens, but allowing Hezbollah to set up shop along the border deemed secure by the cozen award winning DHS Sec, and a self-compurgator, yet extremely judicious President.

        “Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.”

        You got that one right…

    • Francisco D

      First able in every state there is a law the if you get arrested and you don’t have papers you get disporte, illegal immigrants don’t get any benefits, don’t know why people said they do if you try to get any benefits, you need to show your state ID and social, illegals paid taxes because every check they get paid, the taxes are deducted, all illegals have insurance there is many insurances that will insure you with your countries drivers license, if they don’t get insurance, they can’t register their cars. Illegals get the lowes jobs there is, because that is all they can get dishwashers grave yard cleaning construction framing many jobs that no one can hang on at min um wage illegals leave in fear of been deported so they try not to break the law of course people think that illegals act like we take advantage of this country, no all they want is work and support their family honest truth many small business are support it by the consume of illegals, some Hispanics that are legal act cocky because they were born here or they have papers and people right way think all the illegal Hispanics are bad, but trust me the illegals are the least to break any law, they leave in fear of been deport it if you get disported you loose the little you have with your kids you end up on the streets in your country, so all this people want is to work and have a normal life and provide for their families , I’m dead serious, I’m telling you this because I was ones there.

  • Right...

    “The legalization of racial profiling within Arizona has drawn fierce opposition from people all over the world.” You try to enter these countries illegally. Amazing how they are the last to help the US, but among the first to tell us how to run our country.

  • gegen Langeweile

    Markedly well written article

  • Domaines à vendre

    That’s an all around amazing blog post!

  • drip feed blast

    Particularly well executed piece!!!

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