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:
Today Maryland's newest Congressman, Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) held a discussion at Saint John's Episcopal Church (Norwood Parish) Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
After the discussion, questions were taken from the audience. One audience-member Thomas Russell Congressman if he supported Senator Ben Cardin's Israel Anti-Boycott Act which could jail boycotters of Israel for up to 20 years. Raskin harshly condemned the bill: