ACLU LETTER OPPOSING FINAL PASSAGE OF S. 1 (COMBATING BDS ACT)
ACLU Letter Opposing Final Passage of S. 1 (Combating BDS)
In this vote recommendation, the ACLU urged Senators to vote "NO" on final passage of S. 1, a bill that includes the Combating BDS Act. The Combating BDS Act would encourage states to adopt unconstitutional measures intended to suppress protected political expression when those opinions are disfavored by the government. While we take no position on Israel boycotts, the BDS movement, or Israel-Palestine, we do maintain that states should not be sanctioning business on the basis of First Amendment-protected expression and association.