5/23 – WABE (AUDIO) – Groups Outside the State React to Georgia’s New Immigration Law (2011-05-23)

WABE: Groups Outside the State React to Georgia’s New Immigration Law (2011-05-23).

Groups Outside the State React to Georgia’s New Immigration Law

(2011-05-23)

(WABE)Some groups outside of Georgia are looking at ways to protest the passage of the state’s new immigration law.

The National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce is considering breaking its contract with the Hilton in downtown Atlanta for it’s 25th anniversary conference. Sue Hyde is with the taskforce.

“The potential loss of revenue for the city of Atlanta probably is within the range of 6 or 7 million dollars.”

Hyde says they’re aiming for 5,000 attendees at the January 2013 conference. She says their conference last year in Dallas, which was smaller, generated 4 million dollars in revenue. An Arizona-based Republican group also wrote a letter to Porsche asking it to reconsider the site for its new headquarters in Hapeville. DeeDee Garcia Blase is with the Hispanic group Somos Republicans.

“I don’t think it’s smart for Porsche to put their business and headquarters in Georgia when Georgia has proven itself to be anti-growth, anti-small business and anti-immigrant.”

Somos Republicans also wrote to Coke, asking that company to not donate to politicians who supported the passage of HB 87.

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