What do Marylanders and our state stand to lose from enacting such a bill?

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A lot. The implications of having the Maryland General Assembly punish free speech in the Free State, as this bill would do, are disturbing. The right to boycott is a constitutionally-protected form of political free speech that has been recognized in this country for decades. What right do state legislators have to tell Marylanders that we are the exception to this rule? In addition, our Coalition and many others will oppose the bill every step of the way. The state can expect additional legal challenges even if the bill passes. Given the vast needs of our state -- in education, healthcare, social services, infrastructure, to name just a few -- that legislators would prioritize such a divisive, legally-questionable bill should be a serious cause for concern for all in our state. Is this really what Maryland taxpayers what their representatives focusing on?

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