Earlier this year Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order requiring New York State agencies to divest from entities that engage in boycotts in support of Palestinian rights. He resorted to an executive order because anti-boycott legislation was stalled in the state legislature. Now the New York City Council is joining the effort to curtail our constitutionally protected right to boycott.
Preserve the right to boycott and stand up against the creation of an anti-Palestine blacklist by contacting key City Council Members.
First, contact the seven city council members on this committee to express your opposition to Resolution #1058-A.
Helen K. Rosenthal, (212) 788-6975, Helen@HelenRosenthal.com
Peter A. Koo, 212-788-7022, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruben Wills, 212-788-6850
Costa G. Constantinides, 212-788-6963, email@example.com
Chaim M. Deutsch, 212-788-7360, firstname.lastname@example.org
Corey D. Johnson, 212- 788-6979, email@example.com
Daneek Miller, 212-788-7084, District27@council.nyc.gov
In addition, if your city council member is one of those who has signed on as a sponsor of this resolution (see list below), please call to express your displeasure. If you don't know your city council member, look them up here.
Let’s make sure the City Council gets the message that we support equality and justice, and that we will fight to protect our right to boycott.