Bring the Right to BDS Message to Gov. Cuomo's Home

Press Release

July 6, 2016 - Today, a diverse group of about 150 New Yorkers protested in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Westchester County residence, calling on him to rescind his recent executive order attacking the grassroots boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. Legal organizations like the New York Civil Liberties Union and Palestine Legal have stated that Governor Cuomo’s executive order threatens the Constitutional rights of all New Yorkers to engage in boycotts and other economic acts of conscience in support of human rights and social justice struggles.

The protesters marched from the Mount Kisco train station to Cuomo’s residence, holding signs saying, “We will continue to boycott for justice until Israel ends the brutal military occupation of Palestine,” and “Right to Boycott,” and chanting “Andrew Cuomo, what a shame, playing Joe McCarthy’s game.” Hundreds of interested passersby took flyers headlined, “Tell Governor Cuomo: rescind the executive order, we have the right to boycott for Palestinian freedom.” The protesters left behind a cardboard tombstone reading “RIP 1st Amendment” that they were promised will be delivered to Governor Cuomo.

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Albany Times Union


The fallout over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order directing state agencies to stop doing business with organizations involved in the BDS, or Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, is continuing.

On Wednesday, a group organized by the Freedom to Boycott NYS Coalition, marched from the Mt. Kisco, Westchester train station toward the home that Cuomo shares with Food Network Sandra Lee.

In response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order requiring New York State agencies to divest from a blacklist of companies and organizations supporting BDS, Adalah-NY, as part of the Freedom To Boycott, NY State Coalition, will bring our concerns right to his doorstep.

March to Governor Cuomo’s home in Mount Kisco to demand he rescind unconstitutional executive order that blacklists institutions that support BDS.


Event Location: 

Mt. Kisco Metro North Station
1 Kirby Plaza
Mt. Kisco , NY

Event Date: 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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