Hickenlooper pledges support to anti-BDS bill as Senate gives initial nod

Author: Jared Wright - March 8, 2016 - Updated: March 9, 2016

Gov. John Hickenlooper says he supports House Bill 1284, a proposal with bi-partisan sponsorship in both legislative chambers. The bill would require the state's public employee pension fund, PERA, to oppose the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement which seeks to punish Israel for its treatment of Palestinians. The BDS movement has begun drawing questions even from Palestinians as to its wisdom.

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Jared Wright

Jared Wright

Jared Wright runs the business side of Colorado Politics, including circulation, advertising and marketing. He started as CEO and Publisher of the Statesman in 2015 and served as editor-in-chief for the journal during part of that time. He has worked in politics at both the state and federal levels, serving on a U.S. Congressman’s staff and working in government affairs in the private sector. Wright was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012 and served as member of Colorado’s 69th General Assembly from 2013-2014. He is also a writer, photographer and cartoonist.