CUFI-Backed Anti-BDS Legislation Becomes Law in Texas
SAN ANTONIO – On Tuesday, leaders of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, joined Gov. Gregg Abbott as he signed into law Texas HB 89, a bill that prohibits the state from contracting with or investing in entities that boycott Israel.
The legislation’s passage comes after months of hard work by the bill’s sponsors, State Sen. Brandon Creighton and State Rep. Phil King, as well as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. HB 89 is among the strongest anti-BDS bills in the country.
CUFI’s efforts in support of the measure included, bringing Texans from across the state to Austin to lobby lawmakers in support of the bill, testifying before both the Senate and House committees to which the legislation was assigned, and distributing an action alert letting Texas State Representatives know that CUFI’s membership is behind the bill.
“I’m very proud of my home state for standing up for the US-Israel relationship and effectively shutting down the BDS movement’s efforts to make Texas complicit in their anti-Semitism,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandy Hagee Parker who was on hand for the bill’s signing ceremony.
With more than 3.3 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish people.