TRAVIS ALLEN, ASSEMBLYMAN, 72nd DISTRICT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016
CONTACT: Stephanie Freedman, (916) 319-2072
Important Anti-BDS Legislation Passes Out of Committee
Vote shows Republicans unanimous in support of pro-Israel measure
SACRAMENTO – Today, The California Combating the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions of Israel Act of 2016, co-authored by Assemblyman Travis Allen, passed out of committee with the support from the three Republicans on the Committee. This high profile effort started back in January when Assemblyman Travis Allen introduced AB 1552. Today, the Republicans and like-minded Democrats in the Legislature led a great step forward in fighting state-sponsored prejudice.
“It is always the right time to fight against discrimination and hate speech, and today the Republicans are honored to stand strong in this bipartisan fight,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen. “California and Israel have historically stood together as allies due to our unique bond founded on shared values, a bilateral trade relationship, and our unwavering commitment to freedom and democracy. It is unconscionable for our state to do business with companies that play politics and boycott our critical allies,” continued Assemblyman Allen.
AB 2844 prohibits California from contracting with businesses that engage in boycotts against Israel. AB 2844 seeks to reinforce California’s economic interests and ensures that our relationships with trading partners and allies are not undermined by companies here and abroad.
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