Posted on July 2, 2010

Groups Urge MLB to Pull 2011 All-Star Game From AZ

Frances Sanchez, CNN, July 1, 2010

On the day of President Obama’s immigration reform speech, several advocacy groups launched a campaign urging Major League Baseball move next summer’s All-Star Game from Phoenix.

The 2011 All-Star Game is currently scheduled to take place in Arizona, a state that signed its controversial immigration bill into law this past April. {snip}

The campaign, directed at MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, was launched as a joint effort by some civil rights groups such as the National Council of La Raza, Asian American Justice Center, Center for Community Change, League of United Latin American Citizens, and the National Puerto Rican Coalition.


The web site said baseball is a game “that transcends all barriers and brings America together, reminding us of what makes us unique: our diversity.” The site also said America’s favorite pastime “is in danger of losing its reputation,” if the game is held in Arizona.