This afternoon, during a debate about Net Neutrality on the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates, Delegate Mark Fisher (R-Calvert County) started speaking about the BDS movement.
Unfortunately Fisher's comments about BDS contained obvious misstatements and typical smears that we have come to expect from opponents of BDS. He also smeared Linda Sarsour who is a leading advocate in America for Palestinian human rights.
Shortly after Delegate Fisher spoke, another Delegate, Jimmy Tarlau (D-Prince George's) stood up to rebut his smears. You can listen to the entire episode here:
Recently Freedom2Boycott in Maryland sent a six-question questionnaire to all the candidates running for election in Maryland's 6th Congressional District. The questions had to do with Israel/Palestine-related issues that they are likely to encounter if they are elected to Congress.
Out of all the candidates, only two responded in writing: Dr. Nadia Hashimi (D) and Mr. Kevin Caldwell (L). We thank them for their responses.
- To read Dr. Nadia Hashimi's responses to our questionnaire in full, click here. To learn more about her campaign, visit http://nadiahashimiforcongress.com/
- To read Mr. Kevin Caldwell's responses to our questionnaire in full, click here. To learn more about his campaign, visit https://www.electkevincaldwell.com/
Below you can see a quick summary of their responses:Read more
Tonight Ms. Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland, held a campaign meeting at a private office building in Columbia, MD. During the question and answer session, one attendee, Deeba Jafri asked Ms. Vignarajah about Governor Larry Hogan's (R-MD) recent anti-BDS executive order. Deeba asked Ms. Vignarajah if she thought it was unconstitutional and if she would revoke it once elected.
Ms Vignarajah said the Governor's executive order was unconstitutional and said she would revoke it. Additionally, she correctly tied anti-BDS efforts to the Islamophobia that underlies them.
Congressman Elijah Cummings agrees with Congressman Raskin that the Israel Anti-Boycott Act is Unconstitutional
Tonight three of Maryland's Democratic Congressman held a town-hall meeting at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Before the event, as he was walking in, Owen Andrews asked Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD-07) if he agreed with Congressman Jamie Raskin that the Israel Anti-Boycott Act was unconstitutional.
Congressman Cummings said that he agreed that the bill was unconstitutional:Read more
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger gives Circular Non-Answer when asked about his Co-Sponsorship of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act
Tonight three of Maryland's Democratic Congressman held a town-hall meeting at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. During the question-and-answer session one audience-member, Owen Andrews, asked Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-02) why he co-sponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.
Congressman Ruppersberger gave a circular response which didn't adequately answer the question: