As a growing number of artists boycott Arizona to protest Arizona’s immigration law, a coalition of local artists is asking them to rethink that strategy. Artists for Action is urging performers to come to Arizona and make their voices heard rather than stay away, which ultimately hurts fans and music venues the most. We’ll talk about this strategy with David Slutes, a Tucson musician and promoter who helped create Artists for Action; and Kimber Lanning, owner of Stinkweeds music store.
With the effective date of SB 1070 just a week away, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton heard arguments in suits filed by civil rights groups and the U.S. Justice Department asking for a preliminary injunction to stop the law from taking effect. UA Law Professor Andy Silverman who filed an amicus brief, in both cases, for the American Bar Association, comments.
Andy Silverman - University of Arizona Law Professor