The Progressive Delegates Network, a new project of the California Democratic Party’s Progressive Caucus, distributed a questionnaire to potential candidates for the Assembly District election that asks them to disavow any restrictions on the “boycott, divestment, and/or sanction of countries that engage in routine human rights violations.” and that they endorse the right of return for any and all refugees.
Though it does not directly reference Israel, it’s obvious enough to anyone with a basic knowledge of the conflict what these points are referring to.
We agree with a more progressive vision for California and many laudable policies shared by the PDN ADEM candidates. However progressives who support a Jewish and democratic state and peace between Israelis and Palestinians but oppose discriminatory boycotts must not be forced out of progressive spaces — which is the goal of the PDN questionnaire.
Write a letter to party leadership and Progressive Caucus leadership to let them know these kinds of purity tests are unacceptable!