June 8, 2005

Divestment progress

Update from the Darfur Action Group on the Advsory Committee on Investor Reponsibility:
Date: 08 Jun 2005 14:20:07 EDT
From: Darfur Action Group
Subject: divestment victories!!
To: (Recipient list suppressed)

In the crush of finals, you may or may not have heard of two real victories for our group and the divest Sudan movement.

The Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility has voted to recommend that Dartmouth neither acquire nor retain investments in companies complicit with the violence in Sudan. Their decision is in large part due to the efforts to everyone who signed the petitions, went to the ACIR forum, and especially the members of the divestment committee who did all the research that the ACIR decision was ultimately based on.

Second, the Vermont State Senate voted unanimously in favor of a divestment resolution, written by the always brilliant and generally powerful Becca Heller.

Thought you'd like to hear the good news. Love,

the Darfur Action Group

Way to go, Becca.

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