Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. (AP/Seth Perlman) (AP/Seth Perlman)
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner


Illinois’ historic anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions bill was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. Thank him for standing united with Israel!

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Illinois’ historic anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions bill, SB 1761, was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner last week, enacting legislation that is serving as a model for similar measures in some 20 other states.

The new law prohibits investment of Illinois state pension dollars in foreign companies that boycott Israel, and creates an Illinois Investment Policy Board to monitor compliance with this and similar laws.

“We need to stand up to anti-Semitism whenever and wherever we see it,” Rauner said. “This historic legislation is an important first step in the fight against boycotts of Israel, and I hope other states move quickly to follow our lead. I want to thank Sen. (Ira) Silverstein, Rep. (Sara) Feigenholtz and all the sponsors of this legislation for working with our administration to take a stand against BDS.”

(With files from Jewish United Fund)

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