Sunday, 19 June 2016

Tell California Senators to Vote ‘No’ on Anti-BDS Bill

Posted by Marcy
Urge the CA Senate Judiciary to vote NO on AB2844, the anti-BDS bill that mandates a state enemies list of businesses boycotting Israel — or any other country the US recognizes. The aim of the bill — to be heard on June 28th — is to deny state and city contracts to businesses on the enemies list. We don’t need another McCarthy era; we need free and robust public debate!
Action Items:
1. Contact the following Senators:
-State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, at her Santa Barbara office at (805) 965-0862 or use the following email form:
-State Senator John Moorlach, Vice Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, at his Costa Mesa office at (714) 662-6050.
-State Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) at his office at (916) 651-4017
-State Senator Bob Weickowski (D-Fremont) at his office at (916) 651-4010
State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) at (619) 596-3136
2. You may use the following suggested script as a guide for your email or phone conversation.
“My name is ___________ and I live in _______, California. I am asking the Senator to oppose AB 2844, the California BDS Act of 2016 because it will have a chilling effect on public debate and aims to punish businesses — large and small — that protest human rights violations.
I expect the Senator to uphold the First Amendment to protect the right to boycott, and VOTE NO on AB2844.
Thank you for your time.

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