State legislature

The hearing on this bill is POSTPONED to a future date.  It was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 10:00 am in the State House.   Please attend, and contact the MAPA office if you can testify! President Trump and his Republican allies have already begun …

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 …

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 …

This article was originally published in Cambridge Wicked Local on April 18th, 2017. In late March, UN “special rapporteurs” Maina Kiai and David Kaye warned the U.S. that bills introduced in 16 Republican-dominated state legislatures “could result in a detrimental impact on the rights to …

Palestine/Israel in the Trump Era

April 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter Despite the Trump administration’s contradictory policies, MAPA’s Palestine/Israel working group is keeping on, to advance Palestinian rights and for our own sanity, and to add new issues as needed: e.g., opposing David Friedman as ambassador to Israel. …

Support Revenue, Information, and Accountability

January 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Update: The hearing on this bill was originally scheduled on Thursday, October 5, 10:00 am but has been postponed and will be rescheduled. President Trump and his Republican allies have already begun to cut federal programs critical to our health and welfare, while proposing provocative …

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