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.



Who's signing

zari nadia
youssef abdessalem
Richard Tuma
Abdul Diwan
richard kauffman
Eric Whitney
Charles Thomas
Namir Alnagem
Irene gendzier
Carol Moore
Tracy Wares
Irfan Tusneem
Fox Victoria
Mohammed Desouki
Victoria Rue
Joel Johnson
Mohamed Abushaban
Arla S. Ertz
Ibrahim ElKhatib
Mousa Khouri
Mark Richter
barbara rose
Maureen Sandefer
Stefani Thomas
Margi Wilson
Joseph Kohn MD
Douglas Daetz
C-E Dawson
Roberta Borglum
Ira Gottlieb
5,201 signatures

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  • zari nadia
    signed 2016-09-06 05:34:58 -0400
    ZAA ziri
  • youssef abdessalem
    signed 2016-09-06 03:32:34 -0400
    stop massacre in Palestine
  • Richard Tuma
    signed 2016-09-06 03:29:48 -0400
  • Abdul Diwan
    signed 2016-09-06 03:12:07 -0400
    Governor Brow, Please veto AB2844. I believe that is the right thing to do.

    And Thank you.

  • richard kauffman
    signed 2016-09-06 02:12:55 -0400
  • Eric Whitney
    signed 2016-09-06 01:48:23 -0400
    Boycotting is a basic freedom of expression/1st amendment right. Don’t pass any bill restricting this right. Don’t pass this shameful bill.
  • Charles Thomas
    signed 2016-09-05 20:56:00 -0400
    AB 2844 rates a 0000 for it’s respect for the First Amendment, and a 10 10 10 10 for exposing the fear evident in some legislators of a threatening, powerful lobby. Which is worse, the activity that creates the need for a BDS action, or witnessing the cravenness of so many legislators.
  • Namir Alnagem
    signed 2016-09-05 20:14:21 -0400
    Dear sir I been in CA since 1974, I always been thinking you would be the best President

    this country of ours has for a long time. Please do not think we been wrong all these years.

    Do your part to protect my freedom of speech even if Israel did not like it, please veto this bill

    and make us proud that we have you as our leader. Thank you

    Namir Alnagem , Hayward CA.
  • Irene gendzier
    signed 2016-09-05 19:32:20 -0400
  • Carol Moore
    signed 2016-09-05 19:02:06 -0400
  • Tracy Wares
    signed 2016-09-05 18:57:28 -0400
    Tracy Wares
  • Irfan Tusneem
    signed 2016-09-05 18:00:30 -0400
    This is anti first amendment. We are not living in an authoritarian regime where the government controls what can be said.
  • Fox Victoria
    signed 2016-09-05 17:05:19 -0400
    Vicki fox
  • Mohammed Desouki
    signed 2016-09-05 15:55:30 -0400
    Mohammed Desouki
  • Victoria Rue
    signed 2016-09-05 15:42:06 -0400
  • Joel Johnson
    signed 2016-09-05 14:50:03 -0400
  • Mohamed Abushaban
    signed 2016-09-05 14:43:53 -0400
    This bill is anti human rights and anti American. Please do the right thing and veto this bill.
  • Arla S. Ertz
    signed 2016-09-05 14:34:33 -0400
    This is an anti-1st Amendment bill thinly disguised as anti-discrimination. Since the anti-discrimination laws it references already exist without eroding our 1st Amendment rights, AB2844 must be vetoed! I’m a Jewish California voter, and I emphatically urge you to veto this defamation of the Constitution.
  • Ibrahim ElKhatib
    signed 2016-09-05 14:06:43 -0400
  • Mousa Khouri
    signed 2016-09-05 11:49:14 -0400
  • Mark Richter
    signed 2016-09-05 11:07:18 -0400
    This is pure anti-free-speech. It protects nothing, least of all Israel. Who’s next if we censor this form of expression? Anti-Brown speakers?
  • barbara rose
    signed 2016-09-05 10:21:09 -0400
    This is so basic a right. Believe in BDS, or not. We boycotted South Africa; we divested from fossil fuels; we note which corporations and nations support the Israeli Occupation, eg control without civil rights of millions of Palestinians. It is non-violent and effective when allowed to show the actual civility behind the movement. I am Jewish. I support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. Therefore, I support BDS and would support a US movement to create a two state solution—before Israel is totally lost as a political entity. S.O.S.
  • Maureen Sandefer
    signed 2016-09-05 10:07:51 -0400
  • Stefani Thomas
    signed 2016-09-05 09:31:54 -0400
    Please don’t allow this flood gate to start washing away our rights!
  • Margi Wilson
    signed 2016-09-05 05:49:04 -0400
  • Joseph Kohn MD
    signed 2016-09-05 05:33:21 -0400
  • Douglas Daetz
    signed 2016-09-05 05:26:10 -0400
  • C-E Dawson
    signed 2016-09-05 03:00:02 -0400
    BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) is protected free speech and a non-violent way to protest the racist, murderous Israeli govt. AB2844 is unconstitutional and un-American. Veto this bill, please.
  • Roberta Borglum
    signed 2016-09-05 02:47:51 -0400
  • Ira Gottlieb
    signed 2016-09-05 02:36:23 -0400

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