NLG in the news: Letter to LA City Council Re. AB 2844

"The Los Angeles City Council may have inadvertently approved a resolution that calls for punishing companies that avoid doing business with Israel to protest its policies towards Palestinians, National Lawyers Guild attorneys said Wednesday.

Council members waded into the contentious territory in June by signing off on a resolution supporting an earlier version of a state bill, AB 2844, that would have prohibited public agencies in California from giving contracts of $10,000 or more to businesses that boycott Israel.

National Lawyers Guild Executive Director Ameena Mirza Qazi said the council approved the resolution “without batting an eye,” despite the message it sends to activists who are critical of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians..." ..... continue reading

–City News Service