September 02, 2006

The Miller Beer Statement

Here is the email I received from Miller Beer in response to my email complaining about their sponsorhip of a pro-illegal immigration rally:


Thanks for contacting us.

Miller Brewing Company does not support illegal immigration or any other unlawful act. We do support a public policy discussion that will lead to a clear path to legal naturalization for people who meet the requirements forU.S. citizenship.

We also oppose any legislation that would unfairly and unjustly seek to constrain immigration. Miller was founded 151 years ago by a German immigrant, Frederick Miller.And today, we are part of an international company with employees from around the world.

We support the free movement of people, labor, goods and services in the global economy with appropriate protections for the rights of individuals and families, the security of nations, and the diversity thatcontributes to a rich and productive society.

Miller is active in helping immigrants learn how to become legallynaturalized citizens of the U.S., through programs like the Miller Lite Immigration Forum in Texas and support for a recent immigration convention in Chicago. We have a long history of proudly supporting many national and local Latino organizations throughout the U.S.

The $30,000 fund supported a recent convention held on August 12 and 13 on immigration issues in Chicago, which among other things provided information to attendees on how to become legally naturalized citizens of the U.S.

We appreciate your interest.


They admit their support:


But the presence of Miller at a welcoming reception the day before the Aug. 12-13 planning convention raised eyebrows.

The convention brought together labor unions, anti-war groups, immigrant service organizations and even socialist political candidates.

Hours before bashing NAFTA and U.S. foreign policy, participants at the Aug. 11 reception mingled with the Miller Girls, the company's public relations ambassadors, amid a display of Miller logos.

That Miller was involved in the first place is one measure of the growing power of immigrants. After the boycott announcement, the company approached march organizers to try to find common ground, and agreed to back the march organizers' efforts.


FUCKING LIARS!!

READ THIS:

Miller Brewing Company Does Not Support Anti-Immigration Legislation
Miller Brewing Company

04/30/2006

There has been a great deal of attention recently around proposed anti-immigration legislation, specifically HR 4437, which is currently pending in Congress.

Miller Brewing Company opposes any legislation that would unfairly and unjustly seek to constrain immigration, including proposed HR 4437.

Miller was founded 151 years ago by a German immigrant, Frederick Miller. And today, we are part of an international company with employees from around the world. We support the free movement of people, labor, goods and services in the global economy with appropriate protections for the rights of individuals and families, the security of nations and the diversity that contributes to a rich and productive society.

In the wake of last week’s historic march in Chicago to uphold the civil and human rights of immigrants in this country, we immediately reached out to the community groups represented here today to make clear our joint opposition to this critical issue.

In productive discussions held yesterday, we agreed to:

1) Provide assistance to community efforts to reach out to specific members of the Senate and business associations in Washington D.C.
2) Make a clear public statement regarding our opposition to HR 4437 and our desire for appropriate immigration reform that provides adequate protection for the rights of undocumented immigrants.
3) Place print advertisements in Chicago and Milwaukee media stating our opposition to HR 4437.
4) Work with the organizations to explore opportunities for community-based partnerships with a particular focus on scholarships for undocumented students.

Miller is already active in helping immigrants learn how to become legally naturalized citizens of the U.S., through programs like the Miller Lite Immigration Forum in Texas.

We also have a long history of proudly supporting many national and local Hispanic organizations throughout the U.S.

We hope the entire Hispanic and immigrant community in Chicago will continue to responsibly enjoy Miller products with the knowledge that our company will continue to strongly support the Hispanic community and the rights of immigrants.

Nehl Horton, Senior Vice President
Communications and Government Affairs
Miller Brewing Company
3-16-06

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The bill is they so hate is James Sensenbrenner's entitled "Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005". You can read the text of it here. Please read. This bill is common sense. Then check out your Labor Day beer. Is it on Michelle Malkin's watch list?


Miller Beer, you have taken a position, despite what you say on the phone (I have spoken with a customer care representative who feigned ignorance of the company's statements and proclaimed their complete neutrality on immigration) and in your emails. STOP THE LIES POR FAVOR!!

4 Comments:

Blogger barista grazioso said...

Methinks they've taken one too many sips of their watered down beer because they can't seem to remember what they said the day before.

Their beloved German founder who came over here 151 years ago. Lets talk about that. 151 years ago looked a helluva lot different in the U.S. than it does now, don't you think? And what do you bet that their beloved founder learned how to speak English, and desired to acclimate to the American customs?

The polar opposite is true in the Hispanic/Latino community of illegal ALIENS (screw that illegal immigration crap). They want US to acclimate to THEM. Why? Because once they get to 50% of the population here, they'll attempt to annex part of the U.S.

Just watch.

Screw Miller. I'll stick to my Vodka. **clinks glasses with Myra**

Thu Sep 14, 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Clay Bethelbridge said...

That beer sux anyway. I am done with it. That pissant beer company aters to good ole boys from the South. I hope they gat a whiff of this crap.

Fri Sep 15, 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Vinay Aravind said...

a little tolerance never hurt...America, I am told, is a country that was built on the toil of immigrants. As a matter of fact, everyone except the poor American Indians who have been marginalised and systematically kept out of the mainstream, are essentially immigrants or descendants of immigrants. To discsriminate against a particular type of immigrant on the basis of where they are from is a little unfair don't you think?

Although your link did not work, I have managed to have a look at the bill, and some of the provisions seem to make sense, but it is the intention to not allow legalisation of immigrants that is disturbing. I would not criticise America's efforts to strengthen its borders. After all America has done a very good job of marketing itself as a socio-economic paradise, and as a consequence it appears everyone wants to come to America.

But i would urge you to think for a moment whether your opposition to the Miller beer company springs from concern over immigration as a whole or the fact that you just don't like these 'bloody latinos.' If America stopped permitting immigration, it would stagnate and deteriorate. If Ameriaca's technology companies lost all the Asians, they would all crumble. If the Wal-marts lost the latinos, how would they survive?

Has the presence of these immigrants actually caused you some direct detrimnetal impact? I would like to hear of it then. Anyways, i'm rambling now, take care and please do open your mind.

Tue Oct 10, 04:42:00 AM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

America still allows for legal immigration. The bill does nothing to change that. We have allowed for more immigrants than any other nation in the history of the civilized world so we have nothing to apologize for.

Illegal immigration has caused me no personal detrimental impact. Neither has breast cancer. But I have done a great deal of work towards its prevention. Should I stop?

US immigration has in large part led to the doctor shortage in your nation. Maybe you should open your eyes.

Tue Oct 10, 09:56:00 AM  

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