BDS Scorecard

What grade has your state earned?

Boycotts, divestment, and sanctions are threatening the legitimacy of the Jewish State. Are your legislators doing everything they can to defend Israel? We’ve given each state a grade from A to F or incomplete — which means they still have work to do.

Don't see your state on the scorecard? That means they have yet to take action at all. 

State Grade
Alabama
Passed a joint resolution condemning BDS last month.
C
Arizona
Bill prohibiting state investments in companies supporting BDS awaits Governor Ducey's signature.
Incomplete
California
Two bills prohibiting state investments in pro-BDS entities are pending in the Assembly.
Incomplete
Colorado
Passed bill divesting state’s public employee pension fund from companies participating in a boycott of Israel.
B+
Florida
Passed law preventing state investment in pro-BDS companies and condemned BDS with a joint resolution. 
A
Georgia
Approved a bill prohibiting the state from doing business with companies that cannot provide written certification proving that the entity is currently not engaged in a boycott of Israel and will not engage in one in the future.
B
Indiana
Passed bill divesting state’s public employee pension fund from companies participating in a boycott of Israel awaits Governor Pence's signature.
Incomplete
Illinois
First state to pass a law banning their government from investing public sector pensions in entities that boycott Israel. Passed an additional law that required a state agency to publicly list all organizations that are involved in BDS, which was also the first of its kind.
A+
Iowa
Bill prohibits public entities from entering into contracts of $1000 or more with companies that engage in BDS activities.
Incomplete
Kansas
Pending bill would defund colleges and universities that participate in BDS. 
Incomplete
Massachusetts
Bill introduced to the House would prohibit the state pension fund from being invested in companies that boycott Israel.
Incomplete
New Jersey
Senate passed a bill divesting state pensions from companies that boycott Israel that is now pending in the Assembly, and a joint resolution condemning BDS was passed by both chambers.
Incomplete
New York
Two bills being considered by the State Assembly: one would require the state to divest from companies that boycott Israel or products made in the West Bank, and would create a list of individual people and entities that Boycott Israel and post it on the website for the Office of General Services; and another that just pertains to boycotts of American allies. The second passed the Senate. The Assembly also passed a resolution supporting Israel last summer.
Incomplete
Ohio
Bill pending in House prevents the state from conducting business with organization or individuals who participate in boycotting Israel.
Incomplete
Pennsylvania
Both chambers passed an anti-BDS resolution last spring. An unsuccessful anti-BDS bill was introduced in the House last year, and another is rumored to be coming. 
B-
South Carolina
Passed a bill preventing public entities from contracting with businesses engaging in the “boycott of a person or entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy open trade.” First state to pass such a measure, although it never directly mentions Israel.
A-
Tennessee
First state to pass a resolution condemning BDS, but no pending bills.
B
Virginia
House of Delegates passed a resolution condemning the BDS movement and opposing “all attempts to economically and politically isolate Israel.” It also calls for a two-state solution and reaffirms the state’s commitment to Israel.
B-

 

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