Twelve leading faith organizations pen an open letter opposing anti-BDS legislation
Friends of Sabeel North America, November 7, 2017
Today, 12 leading faith groups, including the Alliance of Baptists, Presbyterian Church USA, and the United Church of Christ, ran a letter in The Kansas City Star calling anti-BDS legislation in the United States what it is: a blatant infringement on First Amendment rights.
The letter, signed by an additional nine faith organizations and endorsed by more than 28 activist organizations, states:
“We are alarmed by legislation recently passed in a number of states penalizing participation in the nonviolent, grassroots Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, and by similar legislation that is proposed in the U.S. Congress…As faith leaders, we have long used the nonviolent instruments of boycott and divestment in our work for justice and peace.”
There are several things you can do to oppose anti-BDS legislation to protect your First Amendment right to boycott!
Help us show legislators that we will not tolerate attacks on free speech!
Friends of Sabeel, North America