Los Angeles, California (March 28th, 2016) - Today the Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement regarding Assembly Bill 1552 in the California legislative assembly.
On Friday it was revealed that the bill is garnering bi-partisan support with one notable exception, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. The RJC is calling on Legislative Democrats and the California Legislative Jewish Caucus to support this bill. AB 1552 would force the state to stop doing business, in most instances, with companies that participate in a boycott against Israel, which is California's 18th-largest export partner.
RJC California Chairman, Dr, Joel Geiderman said:
"It is important that when it comes to anti-semitism in the form of BDS that responsible state leaders stand together against this destructive endeavor. The RJC has supported Assemblyman Allen's bill 1552 since the beginning and we expected that other pragmatic leaders would join him in opposing BDS. Instead California Democrats so far have chosen petty partisan politics instead of doing the right thing. We hope the California Jewish Caucus will drop their opposition and stand with anti-BDS politicians across the state in passing AB 1552."