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:
Today Maryland's junior Senator Chris Van Hollen (D) held a discussion with Professor Shibley Telhami at University of Maryland's Hoff Theater in College Park, MD.
After the discussion with Professor Telhami, questions were taken from the audience. One audience-member asked Senator Van Hollen if he supported Senator Ben Cardin's Israel Anti-Boycott Act which could jail boycotters of Israel for up to 20 years. Van Hollen stated very clearly that he did not:Read more
On July 19th, I became aware of Maryland Senator Ben Cardin's bill that seeks to jail BDS activists for 20 years.
Since then I have been contacted by numerous outraged people who want to fight back against Cardin's deeply authoritarian and un-American bill.
We are starting to do so. We will be holding a teleconference at 8pm tomorrow 7/23/2017 to strategize. If you want to participate on this conference call, please sign-up with your email address here, confirm the sign-up by following the instructions that will be emailed to you, then I will email you details of the conference call.