Tell your Congressperson to Co-Sponsor, Support H.Res.496
Tell your representative to support H.Res.496 - Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.
As you know, there are ongoing efforts to stifle political expression in support of Palestinian human rights, including several state and national anti-boycott legislations and resolutions. Recently, Representatives Ilhan Omar, John Lewis, and Rashida Tlaib introduced H.Res.496 which affirms the First Amendment right of all Americans to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, and that includes advocacy for Palestinian human rights.
The Resolution charts the long and proud history of boycotts in U.S., from the Boston Tea Party to opposing apartheid in South Africa, and includes the instrumental Civil Rights Era boycotts which were planned in part by Representative Lewis himself. It not only affirms our right to boycott, but also opposes efforts to limit the right to boycott and urges governments and civil rights leaders to oppose anti-boycott legislation.
Please contact your member of Congress to urge them to join Representatives Omar, Lewis, and Tlaib in standing up for our First Amendment-protected right to participate in boycotts.