[act-ma] 7/19 Tuesday: Stand for divestment wherever you are

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Thu Jul 14 16:36:36 PDT 2011

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_*Click here to watch the video of others around the country dancing for 



We in New York City had a great time dancing in the middle of Times 
Square a few weeks ago as part of the We Divest Campaign. It was awesome 
to know other activists in Denver, Boston & San Francisco were doing the 
same dance and shared the same goal—for TIAA-CREF to divest from the 
Israeli Occupation. Next week, on July 19th, it is over 20 cities that 
will be taking part in a nationwide day of action targeting retirement 
fund giant TIAA-CREF.
_*Join me, and hundreds of activists nationwide Tuesday, July 19th.*_ 
On Tuesday July 19th CREF shareholders will meet in Charlotte, NC. 
What’s missing? A ballot shareholder proposal about the Israeli occupation.
Join your local activists to tell CEO Roger Ferguson to divest from the 

TIAA-CREF censored their shareholder ballot and is fleeing NYC protests 
by moving their annual meeting to Charlotte, North Carolina. Groups all 
over the country will visit TIAA-CREF offices the day of the meeting to 
tell them:  you can run, but you can’t hide!
As we sang during the flashmob, we want TIAA-CREF to “Invest 
responsibly/ So Palestine can be free.” We are calling for divestment 
from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation. I'm fortunate 
to know activists that share the view that the global movement for 
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions is the most promising avenue toward a 
just peace in Israel and Palestine—even as Israel passes new, 
controversial anti-boycott legislation.
Please join hundreds of BDS activists*_ 
on July 19th as we tell TIAA-CREF: /you can run, but you can’t hide—not 
from the movement for justice in Palestine/Israel!
In Solidarity,
Ayesha Hoda, We Divest from Israel's Occupation

_*P.S. Over 5000 of you have signed the open letter to Roger Ferguson, 
but there's still time to do so here if you haven't yet. Thank you for 
all the stands you take.*_ 

  * Check out our blogs Muzzlewatch
    (tracking efforts to stifle open debate about US-Israeli foreign
    policy) and TheOnlyDemocracy?
    (reporting on the struggle for civil and human rights in Israel and
  * Contact us directly at Jewish Voice for Peace. 1611 Telegraph
    Avenue, Suite 550. Oakland, CA 94612 510-465-1777 divest at jvp.org
    <mailto:divest at jvp.org>

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