July 16, 2010
In News The Israel-Palestine Conflict
This coming Tuesday, July 20th, CREF will hold its annual meeting in New York City. This is the one time a year where the leadership of TIAA-CREF sits down with fund participants and listens in person to their concerns. We certainly have a concern about the Israeli occupation, and we want to make sure that they hear us loud and clear.
We have barely started collecting signatures for our petition, and thanks to you we have surpassed the 5,900 mark. We need your help reaching out to friends, family, and co-workers right now. Help us greet the fund’s directors this Tuesday with 10,000 names in favor of divestment!
Israeli bulldozers resumed bulldozing Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem this week. Palestinians suffer and TIAA-CREF earns a profit. Why is TIAA-CREF invested in Caterpillar? We know that TIAA-CREF is taking us seriously, but this is only the beginning. We need your help to keep our momentum growing and let TIAA-CREF know that more and more people are asking it to divest from injustice.
We’re coming to the meeting on Tuesday with a large number of postcards. So many of you asked for postcards that we ran out! Please tell your friends to sign our online petition today.Whether you’ve signed the postcard or the petition, we will bring you with us to the July 20 meeting!
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