ACF Condemns Passage of Ballot Initiative at Columbia

ACF Condemns Passage of Ballot Initiative at Columbia

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 25, 2019

Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness

917-512-4585, [email protected]mpusfairness.org

Alums for Campus Fairness at Columbia/Barnard (ACF-Columbia/Barnard) condemns the passage of a ballot initiative to hold a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) referendum during the Spring 2020 election cycle at Columbia University (Columbia).

We recognize that BDS not only contributes to an environment of antisemitism, but actively promotes antisemitism through the demonization and delegitimization of Israel, the nation state of the Jewish people. Part of ensuring student success requires a commitment to protecting all campus communities from hate and isolation, including the Jewish and pro-Israel community. We will continue to stand by our campus as a marketplace of ideas where antisemitism shall never be accepted. ACF-Columbia/Barnard is proud to support the Jewish and Pro-Israel communities at Columbia.

ACF looks forward to continuing our work to counter antisemitism and ensure the well-being of the Jewish community at Columbia during the upcoming election cycle.

About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is America’s unified alumni voice on issues of antisemitism, demonization of Israel, and bigotry. With over thirty-five chapters, ACF positions thousands of alumni on the front lines of key issues at their alma maters and works to ensure that universities remain pillars of open dialogue and equal opportunity for all students. For more information, please visit www.campusfairness.org.