Campaign Timeline

2016

March 2016: BDS campaign launches

April 2016: NOPSC joins community partners in pro-BDS demonstration

April 2016: NOPSC meets with Councilmember Jason Williams

2017

January 2017: NOPSC and community partners hold press conference and issue demands

January 2017: NOPSC host phone-a-thon to encourage council members to introduce human rights investment screen legislation

February 2017: NOPSC hosts second phone-a-thon to maintain traction with media and with council

February 2017: Meetings with Councilmembers Jason Williams and James Gray, as well as LaToya Cantrell’s staff

March 2017: NOPSC meets with then Mayor Mitch Landrieu

March 2017: NOPSC meets with Councilmember Jason Williams staff

April 2017: NOPSC host teach-in series

April 2017: NOPSC meets with Councilmember Williams and Human Relations Commissioner Larry Bagneris

December 2017: NOPSC holds press conference at city hall, delivers draft resolution to councilors

December 2017: NOPSC meets with then Councilmember LaToya Cantrell

2018

January 18, 2018: Human rights/BDS resolution passes

January 21 - 26, 2018: NOPSC and community partners email, call, and attempt to talk to city council members; then Councilmember Susan Guidry is the lone councilor to agree to meet

January 26, 2018: Human rights/BDS resolution rescinded

February 2018: NOPSC petitioned the City of New Orleans for communications records under the Freedom of Information Act but was not given all the data requested; the limited information provided revealed council members colluded with the Jewish Federation and Anti-Defamation League, even allowing them to write their statements and dictate their actions leading up to the revote