JVP-Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action and the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine recently led a campaign that won a spectacular victory against anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts.

On February 7, 2018, a legislative committee voted 11 to 1 (with 3 abstentions) to send an anti-BDS bill to study, effectively killing it for this session. According to one member of the committee, “The bill has bipartisan support too, which you don’t see a lot … That is, until the opposition group came out and really started doing their homework by meeting with everyone.”

The campaign organizers have created a manual,”OrganizingAgainst State Level Anti-BDS Legislation: the Massachusetts Experience” documenting what we did to win this victory.  We hope this document will be useful in other states that are taking on similar legislation.