Baumgartner, Shea lead Spokane’s Pro Israel Movement

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You would never know that the designated Compassionate City of Spokane has some outstanding public servants who strongly support Israel. Matt Shea, Michael Baumgartner, Jeff Holy, Mike Voltz, Bob McCaslin currently strong voices for Israel in their deeds on eastern Washington’s front lines.

The Portlandia-Spokane news continually covers the freak-show anti-Trump protests or Republican town hall disruptions in a city said to want to rebrand itself as creative, natural, and enterprising. What if it was just a place to make a dam good living with no pot holes? The city is still learning how to remove snow from it’s streets.

The Progressive Spokane city council has only one Conservative member, Pro Israel supporter Michael Fagan. The city of Spokane Valley council more accurately reflects the normal average working class citizen and it is media ridiculed for common sense much like they malign the entire state of Idaho for being hicks. So it seems so fitting that loopy Social Justice Activists, many with anti Israel leanings, currently guide the city. The Interstate 90 BDS sign is a good metaphor of a sick city and it’s tolerance for hate by activists.

Baumgartner and Shea aren’t exactly the Spokane Media’s Chosen. These guys have real Chutzpah! It shows in their deeds.

Shea introduces legislation condemning anti-Semitism

Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, introduced legislation last week in the state House of Representatives condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Anti-BDS bill  HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4004 PDF Jan 17, 2017

HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4009 PDF Jan 24, 2017

Baumgartner moves to block anti-Israel BDS movement on campuses

“I will not allow our state’s public universities to be used in misguided diplomatic attacks on Israel,” said Baumgartner, a member of the Higher Education Committee credited with sparking the move to cut tuition in Washington. “As someone with experience on the ground in the Middle East, I know that anti-Israel actions such as these only help to empower the bad actors who want to see Israel and the Jewish people wiped off the map.”

A Washington State organization behind the stalling of this legislation to fight anti semitism is a Pro BDS group called Free Speech Washington. Read their intro to BDS. Spokane has it’s own Pro BDS movement who’s activists commingle at the Peace Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) as well as the Spokane Veterans for Peace.

Washington is not Texas Governor Inslee needs a wake up call

 

Write a note to Matt and Michael and ask what you can do to support them.

Washington State Representative Matt Shea

Washington State Senator Michael Baumgartner

Check out SPI’s What is BDS? page