Tell Congress to support genocide-free investing
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Tell Congress to support genocide-free investing

    1. Petition by

      Investors Against Genocide

On November 30, 2010, Investors Against Genocide testified at a Congressional hearing of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade on Investments Tied to Genocide: Sudan Divestment and Beyond. Eric Cohen, chairperson of IAG, proposed transparency and disclosure rules to empower investors to be able to choose to avoid connections, through their mutual funds, to the worst human rights abuses.

Research has shown that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to having their savings tied to genocide.  Nonetheless, because most investors entrust their savings to mutual funds, millions of Americans are investing, unknowingly, inadvertently, and against their will, in companies funding genocide. We believe that improvements in disclosure and transparency rules can bring a much needed, dramatic change to the financial industry.  

You can help by signing the petition below that asks your representative in the House of Representatives to do what he/she can to support genocide-free investing.

Watch the video of the hearing or read more about the hearing and the details of our legislative recommendations online here.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 3 months ago

      Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

      Haile Selassie

      The right to development is the measure of the respect of all other human rights.That should be our aim: a situation in which all individuals are enabled to maximize their potential, and to contribute to the evolution of society as a whole.

      -- Kofi Annan

      "Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life..."

      -- Jimmy Carter

      We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.

      Martin Luther King

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    • Traycee Thorpe NEPTUNE, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      I recently attended a lecture on Human Rights at a local college. I was extremely moved. I do not have any money, i'm a single parent of two teenagers. I felt compelled to try and help make a difference somehow. My children happen to be bi-racial so human rights and equality is obviously a priority for me. So here i am...

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    • margaret hilpert LOUISBURG, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      I feel that this petition gets right to the heart of the repression in Sudan and other countries. I urge your support of it.

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