Legislation has been filed in the Massachusetts legislature which aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. 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. One hundred organizations in Massachusetts have signed on to the Freedom to Boycott coalition to oppose this legislation.
This forum is hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, and Massachusetts Peace. Learn about this tricky legislation, prepare testimony against the bill for legislative hearings, and organize grassroots opposition to it.