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VICTORY! Presbyterians vote to divest from Caterpillar, HP & Motorola!
Submitted by Megan Iorio on 20 June 2014 - 11:16pm
Just a short time ago, the Presbyterian General Assembly voted 310-303 to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard over these companies’ ties to the Israeli occupation! Commissioners took this step to put their investments in line with their values despite persistent attempts by opponents to conflate this selective divestment with a boycott of all Israelis or even of all Jews.
That’s in part thanks to everyone who showed support for Presbyterians considering divestment!
The Presbyterian Church is the largest Christian denomination to divest from companies involved in the Israeli occupation, making this vote a historic victory for justice and human rights.
Presbyterians have taken a bold step toward putting their values into action. Let’s spread the news!
The Presbyterian action is making headlines all over the news. Help spread the word by reading and sharing the New York Times article on Presbyterian divestment
Thanks for all you do to support Palestinian rights,
Megan Iorio and Robert Naiman
Just Foreign Policy
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Thank you #PCUSA for bringing your investments in line with your values by passing #ChurchDivest! #GA221
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