AAI Welcomes House Resolution 496

Posted by Tess Waggoner on July 17, 2019 in Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Tess Waggoner

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(202) 429-9210 

July 17, 2019 

WASHINGTON- Today, AAI welcomes the introduction of H.Res.496, which affirms the First Amendment-protected right of all Americans to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad.

The right to boycott is central to the political expression envisioned by the Founders when the First Amendment was added to the Constitution. Americans have a long and proud history of boycotts, from the Boston Tea Party to opposing apartheid in South Africa, and includes the instrumental Civil Rights Era boycotts...

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