Western Union Boycott

Several immigrant and consumers rights groups came together on September 24 to launch a boycott against Western Union. Groups are calling for Western Union, a international money wiring service company, to reduce high fees and invest in the communities it serves. Collaborative organizations which include the Somali Action Alliance, the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Coalition (MIRAC) and Centro Campesino say we have a right to demand that the corporations behave in a responsible manner toward the communities we are a part of. The boycott was launched on the corners of Cesar Chavez and State Streets in St. Paul.

Eduardo Cardenas of MIRAC is recorded in a live, in-studio interview with Tuesday night news hosts Bob Hines and Benno Groeneveld on September 25, 2007.