Posted on March 09, 2017 in Action Alerts
On March 8, 2017 the New York state Senate fast-tracked & passed three outrageous anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction) bills. These bills are an unconstitutional attack on our First Amendment freedom of speech and will have damaging effects on our efforts to organize around justice for Palestine both in our communities and on college campuses.
The Supreme Court has ruled that participating in a boycott is political speech and is protected by the U.S. Constitution. Historically, boycotts have played a major role in U.S. history and the Supreme Court has defended that constitutional right.
Now that these three bills have been sent...Read more
Posted by Ali Albassam on February 27, 2017 in Blog
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with more than two dozen original cosponsors, has re-introduced his legislation to ban discriminatory profiling by all levels of law enforcement nationwide. S. 411, the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2017 (ERRPA), is designed to enforce the constitutional right to equal protection of laws by ensuring policies and procedures are in place for law enforcement to promote best practices. ERRPA also closes existing loopholes in the DOJ Guidance to ensure federal, state, and local agencies responsible for the enforcement of...Read more
Posted by Arab American Institute on February 15, 2017 in Blog
Watch the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Vote on David Friedman
On Thursday morning - at 10:30am eastern - the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has an important opportunity to put a stop to President Trump's radical re-definition of U.S. policy towards Israel and Palestine by voting NO on David Friedman.
President Trump has nominated David Friedman, previously Trump's personal bankruptcy lawyer, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. If you believe in justice for Palestine - call your Senators TODAY to urge them to VOTE NO. Friedman's far right-wing views on Palestinians, on what would be...Read more
Posted by Ali Albassam on February 13, 2017 in Blog
Next week (February 18–26) Members of Congress will be in their home districts to connect with constituents like you. This is an important time to start advocating locally on the issues you care about most. Click here to request a meeting with your representative now. There are so many issues that your Member of Congress needs to know that you care about, but most especially he/she needs to hear your voice opposing the Muslim Ban Executive Order. While the order is currently...Read more