Southern Arizona congressman closes office amid threats

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by Alicia E. Barrón

azfamily.com

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 23 at 9:42 PM

TUCSON - The democratic congressman who called for an Arizona boycott was forced to shut down his offices Friday in southern Arizona after receiving threats.

Someone allegedly threatened to blow up Raul Grijalva's office in Tucson and kill his staff members. Callers also reportedly left racist remarks.

On Tuesday Grijalva went on national television calling for people to stop doing business in the state.

He said, “We're asking organizations, civic, religious, labor, Latino organizations of color to refrain from using Arizona as a convention site, to refrain from spending their dollars in the state of Arizona until Arizona turns the clock forward instead of backwards and joins the rest of the union."

Before Friday's signing, Grijalva called on Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill.
 

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