Dear Mayor Bowser-

As DC residents we call on you to retract your endorsement of the Governors Against BDS letter. Boycott, divestment, and sanctions are time-honored and respected tactics used to achieve justice throughout history, as demonstrated by the decision of the DC Council in June 2016 to divest the city’s pension fund from fossil fuel companies.

This activism for Palestinian rights embodies the values the you purport to uphold. We call on you to stand for social justice and reject reactionary campaigns aiming to clamp down on free speech and dismantle our protected constitutional rights to boycott.