Our Policy Director, Kate Alexander, had the chance to ask U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Grace Meng about their support for the Israel Anti-Boycott act.

J Street, Jewish Voice for Peace and the ACLU Nationwide all oppose this bill because of its chilling impact on free speech.

It would impose civil penalties of up to $250K and criminal penalties of up to $1M and 10 years in jail on individuals supporting or seeking information to support any boycott of Israel.

Thanks to Peace Action New York State staff Emily for getting it partially on video

UPDATE: Senator Gillibrand has formally REMOVED herself as a co-sponsor of this legislation! Grassroots power, once again, makes a big difference!