Anti-BDS

Anti-BDS Legislation May Hurt My Business

July 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Testimony presented at hearing on Anti-BDS Legislation, S.1689/H.1685, July 18, 2017 Honorable Chairperson and Members of the Joint Committee, My name is Brenton Stoddart. I am a resident of Harvard, Massachusetts, an employee of and son of the CEO of Senscio Systems Inc., a rapidly …

Testimony presented at hearing on Anti-BDS Legislation, S.1689/H.1685, July 18, 2017 I will not repeat all the other good arguments made against this bill.  Instead, I want to address the claim made by proponents of this legislation – especially State Treasure Deb Goldberg earlier — that …

Testimony presented at hearing on Anti-BDS Legislation, S.1689/H.1685, July 18, 2017 My name is Cole Harrison, the executive director of Massachusetts Peace Action. Massachusetts Peace Action is the state affiliate of Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace organization in the country. We are celebrating our …

Boston, July 18 — Legislators, lawyers, faith leaders and business people testified today at a State House hearing that a proposed bill will not combat discrimination but is instead an unconstitutional attack on the right to boycott in Massachusetts. Those testifying against the legislation raised …

Anti-BDS Legislation Hearing

July 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will be hearing public testimony about legislation that aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The hearing will be in the Gardner Auditorium. This legislation (S.1689 /H.1685), deceptively titled “An …

New Massachusetts state legislation – introduced by the Jewish Community Relations Council and backed by senators across the aisle – aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement under an anti-discrimination guise. The BDS movement uses nonviolent economic practices to …

Mobilizing Against Anti-BDS Legislation

June 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 …

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