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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Bruno DiLeccio
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Joanne Weiner
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joe smith
Rita Childers
Dina Jacir
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Irene Hanssen
Nancy Schroeder
Sheila Cody
Jon Brooks
William Dougherty
Jonathan Brooks
Ruth Hosek
Donna Knipp
Johne Travena
william paul mittig
Anna Hennelly
Elizabeth Atly
Joan French
Brennan Gonering
James Landis
Kimberley Homer
Betty Davis
George Smith
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  • Bruno DiLeccio
    signed 2016-09-04 07:06:06 -0400
  • Hani Kharufeh
    signed 2016-09-04 06:15:46 -0400
    PLEASE DO NOT EQUATE JUDIASM WITH POLITICAL IDEOLOGY ZIONISM. ZIONISM = RACISM.
  • Shaun Brown
    signed 2016-09-04 05:29:03 -0400
  • Joanne Weiner
    signed 2016-09-04 04:41:49 -0400
    The nonviolent tactics of boycott, divestment and sanctions were employed to protest South African apartheid. Why shouldn’t Californians be allowed to advocate for Palestinian human rights through these same nonviolent tactics? I sincerely urge you to veto AB 2844 and protect Californians constitutional right to free speech.
  • Rose Elizondo
    signed 2016-09-04 03:04:38 -0400
  • joe smith
    signed 2016-09-04 02:54:09 -0400
  • Rita Childers
    signed 2016-09-04 01:59:53 -0400
  • Dina Jacir
    signed 2016-09-04 01:46:54 -0400
  • Melba Dlugonski
    signed 2016-09-04 01:43:22 -0400
  • Irene Hanssen
    signed 2016-09-04 00:59:08 -0400
    This is pure tyranny- to take away the democratic rights off the people to boycott in order to better the world.
  • Nancy Schroeder
    signed 2016-09-04 00:25:18 -0400
  • Sheila Cody
    signed 2016-09-03 22:48:59 -0400
  • Jon Brooks
    signed via 2016-09-03 21:54:04 -0400
  • William Dougherty
    @WilliamDoughe16 tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-03 21:53:51 -0400
  • William Dougherty
    signed 2016-09-03 21:48:15 -0400
    Good grief! Can we please find some consistency in this nation? All this press over 2nd Amendment rights, but this story doesn’t even rate a mention? The first amendment was first for a reason; free speech protects all our other rights. We must defend this fundamental freedom.
  • Jon Brooks
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-03 21:38:05 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell @JerryBrownGov to Veto AB 2844 #RightToBoycott
  • Jonathan Brooks
    signed via 2016-09-03 21:37:50 -0400
  • Ruth Hosek
    signed 2016-09-03 21:20:01 -0400
    The Palestinians are confined by the Israelis. Who gives the Israelis the right to imprison another group of people, especially those who were in the area before they were, as I understand it. Be wise, sir. Do not fall into a trap.
  • Donna Knipp
    signed 2016-09-03 21:11:52 -0400
  • Johne Travena
    signed 2016-09-03 21:07:59 -0400
    I come from a family of Jewish women and when I see people deny Palestinian oppression I understand how people deny the Holocaust.
  • william paul mittig
    signed 2016-09-03 20:58:25 -0400
    william paul mittig
  • Anna Hennelly
    signed 2016-09-03 20:55:33 -0400
  • Elizabeth Atly
    signed 2016-09-03 20:45:39 -0400
  • Joan French
    signed 2016-09-03 20:11:14 -0400
  • Brennan Gonering
    signed via 2016-09-03 20:01:46 -0400
  • James Landis
    signed 2016-09-03 19:50:52 -0400
    James Landis
  • Kimberley Homer
    signed 2016-09-03 19:46:02 -0400
    Boycotting is non-violent free speech. Deny it at your peril.
  • Betty Davis
    signed via 2016-09-03 19:42:34 -0400
  • George Smith
    signed 2016-09-03 19:40:08 -0400
  • kathleen iacona
    signed 2016-09-03 19:36:14 -0400
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