Veto AB 2844

Dear Governor Brown,

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

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 (Department of Finance 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.

 

 

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  • signed 2016-09-25 17:25:24 -0400
    Susan Dunn
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    Israel refuses to honor United Nations’ Resolution 242 that was passed in 1967. Israel invokes an illegal embargo on Gaza, denies Palestinians their human rights, expands settlements against international law, bulldozes hundreds of Palestinian homes, refuses to give Palestinians their water rights, and will not cease its cruel occupation—similar to the Nazi occupation in Europe—despite pleas from Palestinians and Arab neighbors. BDS is the only hope for a peaceful settlement in Palestine.
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    Sarah Foster
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    Sign the petition: Tell @jerrybrowngov to Veto AB 2844 #RightToBoycott
  • signed 2016-09-16 16:42:21 -0400
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    May the voices of Californians be.
  • signed 2016-09-14 22:19:10 -0400
    Don’t bend to the lobbyists! Preserve EVERYONE’S right to protest.
  • signed 2016-09-14 19:06:46 -0400
    Why was it ok to boycott South Africa, but now it isn’t ok to boycott Israel? Boycotts are a time-honored form of nonviolent protest, and AB2844 would set a terrible precedent of suppressing this form of free speech!
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