Senators Marco Rubio , James Risch, Cory Gardner, and Mitch McConnell, proposed the Senate’s first 2019 bill, S.B.1, “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019.”
S.B.1 shields Israel for its ongoing human rights violations against the Palestinian people. The bill calls to punish those that engage in boycotting Israel for violating international law and human rights. S.B.1 adopts the unconstitutional language from Senator Rubio’s Combating BDS Act. Specifically, it calls for the denial of government contracts to those that boycott Israel to protect Palestinian human rights. Click here to send an email to your Senator today to tell them to VOTE NO on S.B. 1 and to defend fundamental freedoms that are guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
Boycotts are a long-held tool used in the U.S. to achieve civil rights and justice. It is the duty of all members of congress to uphold the rule of law and protect the First Amendment. We urge you to email your Senator TODAY- it is reported that S.B.1 will be expedited through Senate procedures and bypass the committee process.