Two businesses with ties to El Paso have released statements in response to calls to protest them as part part of the boycott Arizona movement.
“It’s important to understand who-is-who in all this,” said Kirk Robinson, president of Pizza Properties which operates Peter Piper Pizza in El Paso. “I have been in El Paso for 35 years and have operated Peter Piper Pizza restaurants here for 28 years. We are 100 percent locally owned and operated. We have 350 employees in El Paso with a multi-million dollar payroll.”
Clear Channel also released a statement clarifying information circulating.
“Clear Channel has not taken any position on this law. From time to time, Clear Channel does support political candidates whose positions on property rights, free speech and communications advance principles we consider to be good for America ‘s media,” accoding to the statement. “But contrary to allegations being made in some quarters — Clear Channel has not made any contributions to candidates in Arizona state election campaigns nor to the Arizona Republican Party, going back nearly two years. Therefore, it is inaccurate to suggest that Clear Channel contributions have supported this state legislation.”