The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will be hearing public testimony about legislation that aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The hearing has been moved to the Gardner Auditorium (600 seats). This legislation (S.1689 /H.1685), deceptively titled “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts," is in fact a dangerous attempt to restrict our right to use boycotts to advocate for Palestinian human rights. One hundred organizations in Massachusetts have signed on to the Freedom to Boycott coalition to oppose this legislation.
Join us in packing the room at the hearing in support of the right to boycott! If you would like to give oral and/or written testimony, please email jvpboston @ gmail. com