Saturday, June 10, 2017

In Cambridge, Ma -Forum on the Right to Boycott and Support Palestinian Rights

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Forum on the Right to Boycott and Support Palestinian Rights


When: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Cambridge
We will continue to boycott for justice until...
As anticipated, legislation has now been filed which aims to penalize supporters of BDS in Massachusetts. This legislation (S.1689 /H.1685), deceptively titled “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts,” is in fact a dangerous attempt to restrict our right to use boycotts to advocate for Palestinian human rights.
The legislation pretends to be anti-discrimination, but a substantial paper-trail shows that in fact it is part of a national effort to penalize supporters of BDS. During this era of Trump-inspired efforts to curtail our rights, it is especially important to block this legislation.
The time for action is here! The legislation is now in committee and we do not know when a hearing will be scheduled. We are mobilizing grassroots opposition to the bill, as this is the best way to stop it. An anti-BDS bill in Maryland was just blocked in just this way.
Join us at this forum on Anti-BDS legislation at the Central Square branch of Cambridge Public Library to discuss the bill and plans to fight it.
Click here or here to learn more about why 100 MA groups are defending the right to boycott.
Take action and call Committee Chairs Rep. Peter Kocot (617-722-2140) and Sen. Walter Timilty (617-722-1643)to ask them to OPPOSE An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts” (S.1689 /H.1685).
Sponsors: Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace (Boston), Massachusetts Peace Action
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