Update January 10, 2019: S1, a bill to provide federal support and protection for state anti-BDS laws and codify $38 billion for Israel was defeated twice on the U.S. Senate on Tuesday January 8 and on Thursday January 10. In both these votes, only four Democratic Senators  - Bob Menendez, Doug Jones, Joe Manchin, and former activist with CODEPINK, Kyrsten Sinema - voted in favor of the bill to violate our First Amendment right to boycott. 

Unfortunatly, Senator McConnell brought the bill back to be voted on for a THIRD time.

Call Senator Sinema now (202) 224-4521. Tell her to to support free speech, the ACLU, Palestinian rights and an end to Trump's government shutdown. Tell her to change her vote to NO on S.1. (202) 224-4521.

Senator Sinema, a new member of congress, has previously been a supporter of CODEPINK work. In 2003 she protested the Iraq war with us, even dressing in a pink tutu to advocate for peace.

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From the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the movement to divest from apartheid South Africa, strategic boycott and divestment campaigns are one of the most effective form of nonviolent action. A new day is dawning in Congress with the arrival of bold progressive women of color like Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar who are voicing their support for Palestinian rights and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement. The defenders of the status quo — of occupation, war, and Israeli apartheid — are getting desperate.

Pro-Israel forces in the Senate are moving quickly. As the first Senate bill of 2019, Marco Rubio has introduced a bill that would cement a $3.8 billion yearly in military aid to Israel and establish federal legal protections for states like Texas that punish individuals or business that engage in a boycott of Israeli apartheid.

Follow the instructions below to contact your Senators and urge them not to co-sponsor the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, S. 1.

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  • Elia Tabri
    commented 2019-01-13 17:31:34 -0500 · Flag
    Supporting Israel and advocating against BDS is the equivalent to partnering with Apartheid, Eehnic Cleansing, Genocide and illegal occupation of Palestine for 70 years!
  • john hieatt
    commented 2019-01-12 04:28:23 -0500 · Flag
    American citizens deserve the right of freedom of speech and the right to boycott Israel the country which slaughters Palestinians on a daily basis.
  • Cleo Dioletis
    commented 2019-01-10 14:26:32 -0500 · Flag
    Don’t vote to take away our 1st Amendment rights. Vote NO on S.1
  • Philip L Bereano
    followed this page 2019-01-10 11:55:05 -0500
  • Carol Byram
    commented 2019-01-09 11:18:29 -0500 · Flag
    If this free speech violation passes, I see slippery slope slides ahead.
  • Bobbi Siegelbaum
    commented 2019-01-09 09:33:19 -0500 · Flag
    We all have a right to boycott which is a nonviolent way of protesting, and is protected by our 1st amendment. I stand with and support our Constitution, shouldn’t you?
  • Tim Havel
    commented 2019-01-08 10:51:17 -0500 · Flag
    You might add to this Email the fact that AIPAC should NOT be exempt from regulations that prohibit foreign lobbyists!
  • Christopher Moran
    commented 2019-01-08 09:25:30 -0500 · Flag
    No AMERICA stop supporting goverments who IMPRISON CHILDREN without any CAUSE.
  • Terrence Reiter
    commented 2019-01-08 07:43:22 -0500 · Flag
    Do all Rep.‘s think we, the people of the USA, are as stupid as they are. Can’t wait until the next election and they are all gone.
  • Randy frushour
    commented 2019-01-07 16:12:27 -0500 · Flag
    Signed shared. Hi Medea, best of everything, Stand (Randy)
  • Howard Pflanzer
    followed this page 2019-01-07 14:13:12 -0500
  • Radical Change
    commented 2019-01-07 13:14:55 -0500 · Flag
    This is a disgrace! I wonder if all the Schumer and Pelosi fans know that they support Israel? We also must push for the Green New Deal with a provision in it calling for military cutbacks with the saved funds redirected to the GND.
  • Ernie Looney
    commented 2019-01-07 12:48:31 -0500 · Flag
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    I have the right to say Israel is committing genocide in Palestine when there is overwhelming evidence. I have the right to stop any relationships I may or may not have with Israel. You do not have the right to revoke my right to say this.
  • Chantal Dubeck
    commented 2019-01-07 12:21:15 -0500 · Flag
    Stop trying to get to my rights to free speech and opinions. BDS is right. Palestine is occupied , it needs to stop !
  • Dee Standley
    commented 2019-01-07 12:13:32 -0500 · Flag
    Vote No on S.1 As US citizens we have a right of association in the 1rst Ammendment. Don’t tread on me!
  • Linda Purkey
    commented 2018-12-21 06:05:01 -0500
    Stop infringement of Americans right to boycott Israel or any other thing
  • Christie Fox
    commented 2018-12-18 15:00:11 -0500
    Get Israel out of US Government affairs!