|TODAY, the United States Senate will consider S.1, a bill proposed by Senator Marco Rubio aimed at punishing Americans who participate in the BDS movement.
Established in 2005 by Palestinian civil society to encourage individuals, nations and organizations to boycott Israel over its consistent violations of international law, BDS was inspired by the South African movement that led to the end of apartheid in that nation.
I also recently wrote a column on this issue and how it violates the American constitution for the Middle East Eye.
According to the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights:
“The Combating BDS Act calls upon states to enact laws that curtail our constitutional freedoms, by denying government contracts to people who boycott for Palestinian rights. In response to lawsuits filed by the ACLU, these types of laws have already been declared unconstitutional by judges in Kansas and Arizona, and there are three more lawsuits currently challenging similar laws in Texas and Maryland.”
Call your Senator NOW to tell them to vote NO on this attack on Palestinians and free speech rights! You have to call NOW before it’s too late!
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If you live in Michigan, here is the contact information:
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Senator Gary Peters
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