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Thu May 16, 2019, 08:29 PM

Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy anything in, or from Alabama.

A day after the southern state passed the countryís most restrictive abortion law, Marylandís Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot said he would advise his stateís $52 billion pension fund to divest from Alabama, and urged other states to follow suit.

Coloradoís Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold called for a boycott of Alabama and urged the Election Center, an organization that trains election officials from across the country, to move out of the state.

The hashtag #BoycottAlabama gained momentum online, with activists calling for boycotts of products ranging from Mercedes-Benz cars to broiler chickens that are produced in Alabama.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion-alabama-boycott/alabama-boycott-builds-as-states-retaliate-against-abortion-law-idUSKCN1SM2V8

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Reply Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law (Original post)
pnwmom May 16 OP
dalton99a May 16 #1
DENVERPOPS May 16 #6
Lady_Chat May 18 #24
JustAnotherGen May 18 #28
redstatebluegirl May 16 #2
marybourg May 16 #3
SCVDem May 16 #10
Lady_Chat May 18 #26
BigmanPigman May 16 #12
Lady_Chat May 18 #25
BigmanPigman May 18 #27
FloridaBlues May 16 #4
eggplant May 16 #7
raging moderate May 16 #16
obamanut2012 May 17 #17
paleotn May 17 #22
keithbvadu2 May 16 #5
CDerekGo May 16 #8
BigmanPigman May 16 #9
Dawson Leery May 16 #11
yaesu May 16 #14
Hugin May 18 #29
yaesu May 16 #13
Brother Buzz May 16 #15
a la izquierda May 17 #18
ROB-ROX May 17 #19
paleotn May 17 #20
Progressive Jones May 17 #21
Gumboot May 17 #23

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:31 PM

1. Make them feel the wrath.






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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:31 PM

6. Alabama already, like most southern crap states

Alabama already, like most southern crap states, gets far more money from the Federal Gov't than the send to the Feds.

I imagine if they lose more money, they will just get more from the Feds paid for by the states that send more than they get......LOL

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #6)

Sat May 18, 2019, 03:45 AM

24. No, this is where it finally has to stop

For years, I've been so tired of them freeloading off of Blue States, while they complain about "taxes" and "wanting the government out of their lives". Then they grab Federal money with both hands. They hate us, but not our money. Well now it's time for us to start withholding money we send to the Federal government for them. Trump wanted to withhold Federal money to Sanctuary Cities, he saw no problem doing that. And neither should we, it's time to get together and organize. Use the money within our own states. How insane is it, that women from ass backwards states will have to try and find states that will allow abortion. What's next? Sending people off to different states to vote, if they don't follow the religious teachings of Alabama? Alabama, the state that is 50th in education, they sure care about their children, don't they? What a farce. I never realized till the other day, just how much the GOP hates women.

Interesting read if you're from a Blue State and the crap the GOP pulled on us in 2017.

"Blue states already subsidize red states. Now red states want even more."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/10/30/blue-states-already-subsidize-red-states-now-red-states-want-even-more/?

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Response to Lady_Chat (Reply #24)

Sat May 18, 2019, 06:30 AM

28. Thank you for this

I call them Welfare States. Thieves. I'm being taxed twice in NJ to support ass wipes? No more.

I'm cheating on my tax return next year. Zero fucks given.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:34 PM

2. I am on committee for an education

conference in 2020, lots of states to avoid.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:35 PM

3. I hope somebody puts together a list

of companies and organizations from AL and GA to boycott. I don't know where my chickens come from !.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #3)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:18 PM

10. Hollywood is on it!

Georgia has a lot of production to lose.

Alabama? What do they have without government projects, like NASA and about five military bases.

Cut their aid and rebuild Puerto Rico!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #10)

Sat May 18, 2019, 04:08 AM

26. Hope you're right, but not so sure about Hollywwod

In the Georgia (Group) here on DU, there was a post about
"Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams will shoot HBO drama in GA,"donate" their fees to fight 'heartbeat' bill."
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10462865


Not enough, they need to take their business elsewhere, giving Georgia a loss. Hope other production companies move out of there, hit Georgia right in the wallet.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #3)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:35 PM

12. I just read this...

. Here is the list of corporations backing the legislative leaders behind the abortion ban:

@ATT

@exxonmobil

@pfizer

@Walmart

@Boeing

@StateFarm

@LillyPad

@CaterpillarInc

@KochIndustries

@DraftKings

@AltriaNews

@comcast

@CVSHealth

@AnheuserBusch

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1016&pid=232115

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #12)

Sat May 18, 2019, 04:00 AM

25. Thank you, for the List

Won't do business with any of them, anymore.

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Response to Lady_Chat (Reply #25)

Sat May 18, 2019, 04:42 AM

27. You're welcome.

Bill Maher mentioned boycotting AL on his show tonight.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:14 PM

4. It's like all these states made a pack to ban abortions at the same time

Alabama took it to the edge and all focus is on them meanwhile look at Ohio, Missouri, Ga and now Louisiana who ban it after heart beat or 8 weeks pregnant.
The ACLU lawyers have their hands full taking these states to court.
Perhaps a few dollars can be sent their way to help?

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:39 PM

7. It's not a coincidence.

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:25 PM

16. When is there an actual heart with an actual heartbeat?

I have heard different people say the word "heartbeat" is being used by right-wingers to describe something that is not an actual heartbeat.

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #4)

Fri May 17, 2019, 06:23 AM

17. THey DID make a pact -- there is a literal plan to do this

And, thanks to folks not wanting to vote for Hillary because SHE WASN'T PURE ENOUGH, SCOTUS and Fed courts are set up to overturn Roe.

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #4)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:34 PM

22. Rethuglican state legislators have been doing this for years....

One year, virtually all the "bathroom bills" came up in nearly every red state legislature. They also passed legislation in several states outlawing municipalities from enacting sexual orientation non-discrimination ordinances. They plan this before every legislative session and virtually the same bills show up in state houses all across Jebusland.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:30 PM

5. Alabama supporters can send their teen daughters to intern/work with Roy Moore.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:45 PM

8. #BOYCOTTGEORGIA

Should be trending as well. Hell, each and every State that has decided that it's ok to 'insert' it'self into a Woman's Uterus needs to be boycotted.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:00 PM

9. GOOD!

I suggested this on Tues when word came out from AL.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10082454

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:26 PM

11. Pity the foreign car makers went to the KKKonfederacy to make cars.

I'd prefer to buy directly from Germany than the old south.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #11)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:49 PM

14. I wouldn't buy any car made in KKK land. nt

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #11)

Sat May 18, 2019, 10:50 AM

29. They are no angels. They are there for the fascist "right-to-work" laws.

Which go hand in hand with the whole totalitarian theme.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:47 PM

13. Alabama will be sucking up all that federal safety net money from the "big govment" they hate nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:54 PM

15. Dammit, California already bans state travel to Alabama

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #15)

Fri May 17, 2019, 06:53 AM

18. I have a good friend who's a professor...

At a state school in CA. He canít travel to lots of places, and is completely fine with it. I donít blame him. I live in WV, where one of these ďbillsĒ is up for consideration.
Needless to say Iím doing whatever I can to get the hell out of here.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 02:43 PM

19. GREAT IDEA

This is FANTASTIC idea; fighting this horrible state with the MONEY slap. It is to bad this state is sucking money from the FEDERAL budget to support their poor "state" of economic despair. My daughter drove across this state and this is not a place for decent people to live......

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:26 PM

20. Why would anyone want to go to Alabama in the first place?

I've been there. Several times. You're missing nothing.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:32 PM

21. Congress needs to adjust downward the amount of Federal money going to Alabama.

Alabama is already one of the Taker States. It takes in more Federal funding than it
sends to Washington in tax revenues.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 11:15 PM

23. What? Mercedes-Benz builds cars in Alabama?

Dannnng... I didn't know that.

The three-pointed star has lost its shine.


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