[pjw] Action: Support request for Portland to divest from Caterpillar

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Thu Oct 20 19:38:23 EDT 2016

Several months ago, we sent you information about our letter of support to 
the City's Human Rights Commission asking they get Portland to divest from 
companies operating in the territories occupied by Israel. That movement 
has a formal recommendation to the city's investments committee to divest 
from Caterpillar. Our friends at Americans United for Palestinian Human 
Rights sent the below action alert asking for people to send in comments 
by October 31.
dan h
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

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Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:15:36 +0000
From: "Peter Miller" <pmiller at auphr.org>

AUPHR Alerts - Palestine and Middle East Events


This is  a reminder from the email sent last week about submitting public 
comments to Portland's City Council. The Portland Socially Responsible 
Investments Committee (SRIC) has recommended placing 10 companies on the 
City's Do-Not-Buy list. One of these is Caterpillar, responsible for 
violations of 6 out of 7 of the City's SRI criteria, INCLUDING serious 
and ongoing violations of Palestinian Human Rights. We are urging you to 
write public comments in support of the SRIC recommendations by Oct. 31 
and submit to:
and click on "provide feedback"
It takes less than a minute to set up an account and submit a comment. 
It's fine if you only want to say who you are and that you support the 
SRIC report. It can be as simple as, "Please put Caterpillar and all the 
companies the SRIC has recommended on the city's Do-Not-Buy list."

[NOTE: The main SRIC site also says you can send feedback to:
  <janet.storm at portlandoregon.gov>]

If you would like to write a longer comment, please look at 
Occupation-Free Portland's talking points for ideas:

Thanks so much for all you do. If you'd like to share your public comment, 
just send them to pmiller at auphr.org .

Occupation-Free Portland Steering Committee


Our mailing address is:
Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
PO Box 14901
Portland, OR 97293

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