28 September 2006

Mediocre Beer in the News

My continued consumption of Leinie's depends on how this shakes out:
Several groups that oppose illegal immigration, including the minuteman Civil Defense Corps and 9/11 Families for a Secure America, announced a boycott Tuesday against Miller Brewing Co. for financially supporting a Chicago organization that has organized marches backing illegal immigrants.

The groups want supporters to stop buying Miller products, divest themselves from company stock and lobby executives. Miller faced another boycott earlier this year from immigration-reform groups, the opposing side of the debate. In response, the company has provided about $30,000 to the March 10 Committee, the Chicago group that organized marches supporting the legalization of illegal immigrants.

Miller released a statement that it would review requests for future grants to ensure that the company isn't indirectly funding or associating with groups that advocate for either side of the immigration debate.

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