CCR and NLG to NYC Council Members: Withdraw Letter Threatening Brooklyn College Funding Because of BDS Event

CCR and NLG sent a letter to eight New York City Council Members that signed a letter threatening to withhold funding from Brooklyn College if it did not cancel or withdraw its co-sponsorship from a student-organized event on the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel that took place on February 7, 2013. The letter advises the Council Members that the First Amendment prohibits public officials from withholding benefits in an effort to suppress speech that they find "offensive" and asks them to withdraw their signatures. Two of the ten original signatories had already withdrawn their signatures. See the letter here.