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AMCHA-Led Coalition Writes to
UC Chancellors –
Enforce the Regents Policy on Course Content that Prohibits BDS in Classrooms

Follows on the UAW 2865 BDS vote, which additionally contained a personal pledge by 1,136 members to individually adhere to a discriminatory boycott of Israeli universities and scholars

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TAKE ACTION: Please join us in writing and/or calling the Chancellors of the 9 UC teaching campuses with the request to “issue a public statement affirming your commitment to strictly enforcing the Regents Policy on Course Content and to ensuring that Jewish and pro-Israel students have access to a safe and non-discriminatory learning environment.”

Contact information is below, as well as accessible at this link HERE.

To email all 9 Chancellors in one email (copy & paste these email addresses): [email protected][email protected],  [email protected][email protected][email protected],[email protected][email protected][email protected],[email protected]

Please note your affiliation to the UC System, if any, and cc:[email protected]

AMCHA Initiative and 21 other education, civil rights and advocacy groups sent a letter to nine University of California (UC) Chancellors today urging them to publicly state their commitment to upholding UC policies which prohibit academic student employees (ASEs) from using their instructional positions to promote a boycott of Israel.

The letter to the Chancellors follow the recent vote of the UAW 2865 in favor of participating in the BDS movement, with 1,411 of the 2,168 voting union members (65%) favoring the resolution. More troubling was that in addition to the union’s adoption of BDS, a pledge was taken by 1,136 graduate student instructors to personally adhere to a discriminatory boycott of Israeli universities and scholars.

“While we support the right of every member of UAW 2865 to exercise his or her freedom of speech outside of the instructional setting,” wrote the groups, “we are greatly concerned that these union members, who are responsible for instructing hundreds of thousands of undergraduate students, will bring their unscholarly, politically motivated and antisemitic propaganda and advocacy into UC classrooms, where it certainly does not belong.”

The BDS movement, and UAW 2865 members themselves, have become increasingly explicit in expressing that BDS’s ultimate goal is eliminating Israel.  The groups reiterated to the Chancellors that by “embracing a movement that calls for the elimination of the world’s only Jewish state, UAW 2865 members are trafficking in open antisemitism.”

The groups concluded:

“We therefore call on each of you to issue a public statement affirming your commitment to strictly enforcing the Regents Policy on Course Content and to ensuring that Jewish and pro-Israel students have access to a safe and non-discriminatory learning environment.”

TAKE ACTION: Please join us in writing and/or calling the Chancellors of the 9 UC teaching campuses with the request to “issue a public statement affirming your commitment to strictly enforcing the Regents Policy on Course Content and to ensuring that Jewish and pro-Israel students have access to a safe and non-discriminatory learning environment.”

Contact information is below, as well as accessible at this link HERE.

To email all 9 Chancellors in one email (copy & paste these email addresses): [email protected][email protected],  [email protected][email protected][email protected],[email protected][email protected][email protected],[email protected]

Please note your affiliation to the UC System, if any, and cc: [email protected]

9 UC Chancellor Contact Information

Thank you for helping to protect Jewish & pro-Israel students!

Warm regards,

AMCHA Initiative

 

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