Governor Rauner applauds Board decision on Airbnb

Illinois Investment Policy Board finds company out of compliance with Illinois anti-BDS law

information provided by the Office of the Governor

CHICAGO, Ill. (December 18, 2018) – On December 12, the Illinois Investment Policy Board (IIPB) unanimously found that Airbnb’s decision to delist Jewish-owned properties on the West Bank was not in compliance with Illinois anti-BDS law. Airbnb has until the next IIPB meeting on March 13 to respond before the IIPB takes final action.

Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the following statement applauding the IIPB action:

“In response to our request for an investigation, the Illinois Investment Policy Board has determined that Airbnb is not in compliance with Illinois law prohibiting bans, divestitures, and sanctions against the state of Israel. We applaud the Board’s finding and urge Airbnb to reverse its decision. It is imperative that we hold companies accountable when they are engaged in targeted discriminatory activities. Such actions not only violate the law of Illinois, they offend the core values of equality and fairness upon which our nation is built.”

The Board’s Executive Director Monica-Kaye Gamble can be reached at admin@mkgamble.com.

 

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