Friday, June 2, 2017

Congratulations Nevada!
The 20th U.S. State to Join the Fight Against BDS

Moments ago, the Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, signed a bill into law which will ensure that state agencies will not do business with companies that participate in the discriminatory boycott, divestment and sanctions against the State of Israel.

This historic bill made it to the Governor’s desk through the courage and tenacity of Nevada’s leadership, including: Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison, Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel, Senate President Aaron Ford and Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson.

Congratulations to our partner advocacy organization, Israeli-American Coalition for Action (IAC for Action), that has been instrumental in supporting this legislation! Thanks to the efforts of IAC for Action, the Israeli-American community in Nevada successfully led a grassroots effort advocating against the discriminatory economic boycotts of Israel. IAC for Action supporters personally visited legislators, attended the sessions of the legislature and provided testimonies, sent thousands of letters, and made hundreds of calls expressing their growing concerns with international efforts to boycott Israel, one of Nevada’s major economic trading partners. To learn more about IAC For Action click here

Did you know that Nevada and Israel have a special relationship? 

  • Since 2003 Israeli firms have invested $1.7 billion and created over 6100 jobs in Nevada.
  • Several Israeli water tech companies are currently working in Nevada to secure the state’s water supply.
  • Governor Sandoval was a keynote speaker at Israel’s WATEC – the world’s largest water tech conference. 
  • In 2013, Governor Sandoval led a delegation to Israel focused on strengthening economic ties with Nevada. 

Thank you Governor Sandoval & Thank you Nevada!
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