The Boston Globe, Talking Points, 2/22/17

The American Civil Liberties Union has teamed up with the left-leaning Alliance for Business Leadership to seek support from Governor Charlie Baker on the immigration front.

The two organizations¬†crafted a letter¬†that urges Baker to continue to speak out against President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban,” publicly and behind the scenes. And the groups call on Baker to support a new bill known as the Fundamental Freedoms Act that would prevent state agencies from helping the federal government establish a discriminatory “registration” system based on religion or national origin.

A number of prominent businesspeople signed the letter, including Vertex Pharmaceuticals founder Joshua Boger, Flybridge Capital Partners general partner Jeff Bussgang, and Jody Rose, head of the New England Venture Capital Association.