To: Governor Jerry Brown, California

Last Chance to STOP Anti-BDS Bill in California!

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Rashad Al-Dabbagh
Last Chance to STOP Anti-BDS Bill in California!

Petition Text

We urge you to veto AB 2844, an unconstitutional and costly attack on Californians’ free speech and the movement for Palestinian human rights.

Why is this important?

AB 2844 chills free speech by falsely associating legal and time-honored boycotts for human rights with unlawful discrimination, and by creating a vague new crime in the process. The bill could cost California taxpayers over $140 million (Senate Committee on Appropriations Analysis estimate) and unknown additional sums for fielding complaints and lawsuits.

Although the title and some of the content of AB 2844 have changed over time, its intent remains the same: to stigmatize and suppress protected political speech, especially advocacy for Palestinian human rights through the nonviolent tactics of boycott, divestment and sanctions.

Stop this attack on Californians’ free speech. Veto AB 2844.

California, United States

Reasons for signing

  • Israel stole a country from the Palestinians much the way Europeans stole N and S America. BDS worked in S Africa and it can work in Palestine. It's disgusting that the CA legislature would resort to muzzling free expression, especially to fight tyranny. (And we shouldn't have to petition Jerry B to do the right thing.)
  • I am tired of Israel bullying people with the accusation of anti semitism.
  • Our rights are being eroded in favor of a nation that recognizes no rights for Palestinians!

Updates

2016-09-05 16:26:08 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2016-09-05 13:59:34 -0400

500 signatures reached

2016-09-05 13:07:46 -0400

100 signatures reached

2016-09-05 13:04:39 -0400

50 signatures reached

2016-09-05 13:03:16 -0400

25 signatures reached

2016-09-05 13:01:36 -0400

10 signatures reached