Join AFSC on Tuesday at noon
Tuesday, July 17, TIAA CREF will hold their shareholder meeting in New York. Help us send a message from Chicago.
Join AFSC, Jewish Voice for Peace, Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights, Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine, EI Founder Ali Abunimah, and community members this Tuesday, July 17 during the TIAA-CREF shareholders' meeting to demand that TIAA-CREF live up to its motto "For the Greater Good" and divest from all its holdings in companies profiting from the violation of international law and Palestinian human rights. Protests are taking place in NY inside and outside of the shareholders meeting, as well as here in Chicago.
Rally will begin at noon with speeches by Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah, community leaders, and shareholders at the Thompson Center. Following the rally, we will march down LaSalle to the TIAA-CREF office with songs, music and chants calling on TIAA-CREF to divest from the Israeli occupation of Palestine
WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 12:00 - 1:30pm
WHERE: Rally at 12pm at the Thompson Center (100 W. Randolph Street), Protest at 12:45pm at TIAA-CREF office in Chicago (200 N. LaSalle St.)
WHY: TIAA-CREF has made a historic decision to divest $72.9 million of Caterpillar stock from their Social Choice fund. But this is only the beginning! TIAA-CREF still invests over $900 million in Caterpillar in other portfolios. In addition, its Social Choice fund contains investments in Motorola Solutions, which developed the surveillance and communications systems for use in illegal Israeli settlements and the apartheid wall, and Hewlett-Packard, which owns the biometric monitoring system used in Israeli military checkpoints, provides data storage solutions for illegal Israeli settlements, and coordinates information technology for the Israeli Navy. TIAA-CREF also continues to hold onto its investments in Elbit, Veolia, and Northrup Grumman all of which are complicit in the illegal Israel occupation of Palestine.
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