Thursday, March 3, 2011, over 40 MN BBC members and supporters packed the quarterly MN State Board of Investments meeting to let those responsible know that we, as people in Minnesota, do not want our money funding Israel’s actions.
Although we were not officially given a spot on the agenda, a group of MN BBCers were able to read comments (click to read them) speaking to our legal and moral arguments for divestment of Minnesota money from Israel Bonds and thus Israeli atrocities.
MN BBC was represented at the meeting by students, teachers, lawyers, journalists, parents, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Palestinian refugees, professionals, lay people and more.
After we made our comments, one of the members of the Board, Rebecca Otto, put forth a motion which was quickly passed for the State Board of Investments’ staff to engage with MN BBC directly, and for the attorney general’s office to assess the legal issues we raised and report back. We view this action-item as yet another small victory on this road to justice! The morning concluded with a celebratory rally outside the capitol.
Photos can be viewed on our group facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/e31QnD. If you haven’t already, join the group! Unedited footage of the entire presentation and rally can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/e2VI4P. Thanks to everyone who attended, and to those of you who were unable to do so, we look forward to you joining us next time!
Don’t forget: Save the Date! Take off of Work! Whatever you need to do to be at the MN Break the Bonds Day on the Hill, March 30th!