Across the US, supporters of Israeli occupation are coordinating an attack on our right to organize for human rights in Palestine and beyond. Call now- don’t let them silence us in Massachusetts.
Senator Creem’s and Rep. McMurtry’s bills, SD.922 and HD.779, are deceptively framed as anti-discrimination legislation. But in reality they would forbid the state from contracting with institutions and individuals who boycott Israeli occupation and policies of apartheid. If Creem and McMurtry had introduced this bill in 1975, it would have made activism against South African Apartheid substantially more difficult. Ask your senator and representative to oppose these bills.
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“Hi, my name is _________, and I’m a constituent calling from __________. I’m asking you to oppose:
- [For Senators] Senator Creem’s bill, SD 922.
- [For Representatives] Representative McMurtry’s bill HD 779.
This bill is framed as an anti-discrimination measure, when in fact it is a dangerous attempt to restrict our right to use boycotts to advocate for human rights. It would forbid the state from contracting with institutions and individuals who boycott Israeli occupation, and could extend to other social movements that employ time-honored tactics of economic pressure. If Creem/McMurtry had introduced this bill in 1975, it would have made activism against South African Apartheid substantially more difficult. Please defend our right to boycott and oppose this legislation.”
For more information about anti-boycott legislation, see our full analysis of the bill, and our coalition letter of 100 organizations opposing the bill.