Action Alert: Stop the Bill Criminalizing BDS

ACTION ALERT: Stop the Israel Anti-Boycott Act
Call Rep. Pelosi and Urge Her to Stop the Bill Criminalizing BDS

We need you to take action right now. We just learned that Congressional leaders might include the Israel Anti-Boycott Act in the budget that Congress must pass before they adjourn for the year.

This would impose criminal penalties on some individuals who support an international organization’s boycott for Palestinian rights. AIPAC has been trying to force it through Congress for nearly two years, but community pressure has stopped it and protected the right to boycott for Palestinian rights at every turn.

We can stop this bill one more time. There is still time to sway the Congressional leadership that will make the call about whether to include the Israel Anti-Boycott Act in the omnibus bill.

Please pick up the phone right now and call Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-4965 to tell her not to include the Israel Anti-Boycott Act in the budget. Here’s a sample script, but please use your own words.

Hi, my name is ___ from City, State and I am calling to urge Rep. Pelosi to not include the Israel Anti-Boycott Act in the omnibus budget bill. I support boycotting for Palestinian rights because Israel denies Palestinians freedom, justice, and equality. This bill would criminalize some individuals who support an international organization’s call to boycott for Palestinian rights. The ACLU has said that this bill is a violation of our First Amendment right to boycott for social change. It should not be included in the budget. Thank you for passing on my views to Rep. Pelosi.

These decisions are being made behind closed doors and only the top Congressional leaders will decide what gets into the final version of this year’s budget. That’s why it’s extremely important that we get 1,000 calls to Rep. Pelosi today. Make your call and click here to let us know so we can count yours.

The best way to stop this from happening is by putting massive pressure on Rep. Pelosi. Thank you for picking up the phone!