The Boston City Council has approved a resolution calling for the city to pull investments from Arizona in protest over the state’s recently passed immigration law.
Councilors approved the measure Wednesday by a voice vote.
The resolution urges city officials to end any city contracts and purchasing agreements with Arizona. The resolution also asks city employees not to travel to Arizona for city business.
Before the vote, councilors said they received a slew of angry calls over the resolution after area talk radio shows urged listeners to call and email them.
Councilor Ayanna Pressley said what happens across the country reverberates in Boston and the city council needed to take a stand.
Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles are considering similar measures.