As the BDS Movement continues to rear its ugly head, we are gratified to know that there are state and local governments who wish to stand up against the movement.
Recently, Texas state legislators Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-4) and Rep. Phil King (R-61), proposed legislation to prohibit the discriminatory trade practices against Israel that are advocated by the BDS Movement.
Write to your local representative and encourage them to support the passage of HB89/SB134. Every voice makes a difference.
You may find a list of your local representatives here.
Draft letter to be used:
Dear (recipient name),
As your constituent, I urge you to support the passage of HB89/SB134, prohibiting the discriminatory trade practices advocated by the BDS Movement against Israel. This piece of legislation will reaffirm the people of Texas’ commitment to our friend and ally, while also ensuring that we will continue to develop stronger connections a partner for trade in the global market.
Through their support of boycotts of Israeli business, academic, financial and cultural institutions members of the BDS Movement have not relented in their attempts to isolate and delegitimize the State of Israel. Not only will the BDS Movement’s efforts fail, but they are entirely counterproductive to the Middle East peace process.
As citizens of the only true democracy in the Middle East, with a vibrant and diverse society, Israelis share many of the same values that Americans hold dear and maintain a strong desire for peace. Yet, the Palestinian leadership and those who promote BDS hold Israel responsible for the stalled peace process and seek to undermine any reconciliation between the two sides.
(your name here)