Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), is following in Cardin’s footsteps and has announced he will try to get the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act language into the budget. Anti-semitism is deplorable. And people should be aware of it. But this bill isn’t about combating anti-semitism, it’s about perverting federal civil rights law to silence supporters of Palestinian civil rights.
For two years now, we’ve fought to stop the unconstitutional Israel Anti-Boycott Act. And thanks to an outpouring of opposition from individuals like you, this First Amendment violating bill has been stalled. But now the bill’s sponsor, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), is working behind the scenes to sneak the Israel Anti-Boycott Act into the must-pass end of the year spending bill.
Academic freedom for supporters of Palestinian human rights is under fire.As a civil liberties organization, Defending Rights & Dissent takes no position on Palestine-Israel. However, we recognize there is a concerted, unconstitutional effort to silence supporters of Palestinian human rights. As an organization founded by victims of McCarthyism, we are obligated to speak out against such affronts to political expression and organizing
On September 28, 2018, a federal court issued a preliminary injunction against an Arizona anti-boycott law. Like many states, Arizona passed a law targeting supporters of Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) for Palestinian human rights. The law denies state contracts to parties who boycott Israel.
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fyvrP0xHBBpIortquFQ1U2lX9PmHfUIt Original document name: Memo- Opposing Missouri Anti BDS Bill 2018.pdf Letters & Testimony, MO, 2018
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWR3dYeXZNb1JtVVkyOTl0TkI5UWJJdDZlU293 Original document name: OPPOSEKenMarcusSigned020718.pdf Letters & Testimony, USA, 2018
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13l9YqW4DP7zT9UYeeAsri2xHByG6VxbD Original document name: DRAD Letter Re: Kenneth Marus.pdf Letters & Testimony, USA, 2017
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hwRTFJNhVIpCG5nacxCqnu7I_on_pAzF Original document name: Letter Concerning MD Ant-BDS EO 2017 .pdf Letters & Testimony, MD, 2017
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jFSPon2fEvFU2wpiYIsEtC_Y6WYGLdz_ Original document name: DRAD Letter About Hurricane Recover Aid.pdf Letters & Testimony, TX, 2017