Immigration has blown up as an issue over the past few weeks as anger over the draconian Arizonan law has boiled over the political space into an equally volatile and emotionally-charged arena: sports. Just last week, the Phoenix Suns (for those not in the know like me: that’s a basketball team) wore “Los Suns” jerseys to protest the law and show their solidarity with the Hispanic community.
Here in New York–a city whose very essence and dynamism is defined by the diversity of its immigrant population–Mayor Bloomberg has come out to smack down the new law as anti-American, and AriZona Iced Tea has issued press releases making very clear that despite its name, it “proudly traces its heritage back to New York” and “two guys in Brooklyn with a dream”.
Now, the Working Families Party has rolled out two Facebook groups to push the Yankees and the Mets to boycott next year’s All-Star Game, which is currently slated to take place in Arizona. Whether you’re a Yankees fan or a Mets fan, this may be the one thing we can all agree on — the Arizona law needs to be repealed. Show your support by joining these groups on Facebook:
Hat Tip: Justin K