The grant money was donated to the Dickinson Harvey Relief Fund.
The city began accepting applications October 11 for grants to rebuild homes or businesses damaged in the storm that made landfall August 25.
However, individuals and businesses submitting applications (pdf) for the funding must sign a contract affirming that "the applicant: (1) does not boycott Israel; and (2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this agreement".
Andre Segura, legal director for ACLU of Texas, blasted the grant aid condition as a violation of free speech and said the government can not hinge relief funds on a promise to "refrain from protected" political speech.
The state of Texas passed a law in May banning state entities from contracting with businesses that boycott Israel.
Critics, including the ACLU, are condemning not only the city's requirement but also Texas's anti-protest law-and similiar measures enacted across the USA and under consideration in Congress-as violations of constitutional free speech rights.
"The application clearly requires people to have a certain political expression in order to get government benefits", an attorney, Randy Kallinen, said in an interview.
David Olson, Dickinson's city attorney, told KTRK that he's obligated by state law to put the controversial clause in the application until he's told otherwise. "Anybody who is forced to sign the certification regarding their First Amendment protected beliefs, expression, and association has had their constitutional rights violated regardless of whether or not they're engaged in the underlying activity or whether or not they're going to be penalized for participating in it", Hauss told Bustle.
OUTRAGEOUS - a condition of hurricane relief in Dickinson, TX requires that you agree not to Boycott Israel.
The ACLU recently sued over a similar law in Kansas. His pro-Israel sentiment is echoed throughout Texas policies: a proposal request for a new police uniform contractor from the city of Galveston requires contractors to "verify under oath" that they do not boycott Israel.
As the organization pointed out, the Supreme Court in 1982 ruled the government can not put a stop to any "non-violent, politically motivated boycott created to force governmental and economic change".
But Dickinson isn't the only city in Texas to begin including such anti-BDS requirements in official contracts.
Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan of the BJP said, "The film producer should remove the untruths regarding GST from the film". Various tweets from Congress ministers Rahul Gandhi and Chidambaram has surfaced the Internet.
She spoke with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on election night about the strength of the trans-Tasman relationship. After she took control of Labour, the party surged in the polls, leading the press to coin the term "Jacindamania".
Over the past few years, Uber and Lyft have poured money into subsidies and other short-term stimulants of market share growth. David Drummond , an SVP at Alphabet , left Uber's board in 2016 citing "the overlap between the two companies".
Although that hasn't happened to this point, Lynch's suspension is a major blow because of the skill set he brings to the table. Following Lynch's ejection, the flamboyant running back watched the rest of the game from the stands alongside fans.
Security officials said on Thursday over 80 people were killed, of which at least 60 were security force members. More than 120 people, including soldiers, police and civilians, have died in three such attacks this week.
After facing the Pelicans, the Warriors visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday and the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will make his season debut Friday after missing the opener due to a back strain.
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Silva felt disappointed in the officials for awarding the corner that led to Pedro's opening goal instead of a goal kick. We deserved that goal. "This was the third game in seven days, but in the second-half we showed good physical condition".
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Oklahoma granted REAL ID extension through October 2018
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