http://mn.breakthebonds.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/poster_sept_9-300x387.jpg 300w, http://mn.breakthebonds.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/poster_sept_9-627x810.jpg 627w, http://mn.breakthebonds.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/poster_sept_9.jpg 831w" sizes="(max-width: 154px) 100vw, 154px" />1. Pack the SBI Meeting Room on September 9, 2014 @ 9 AM in Rm 112*
*Arrive early to pick up a sign—or bring your own–and find a seat!
Rally & Press Conference @ 10:30, Upper Mall of the State Capitol
Endorsed by MN Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel, Women Against Military Madness, Anti-War Committee, and Middle East Peace Now, and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
2. E-mail the Minnesota State Board of Investment members to demand that they divest from Israel Bonds.
3. Call Governor Dayton and tell him to designate Israel as a worst human rights offender.
On July 24, 2014 at a gathering of self-proclaimed “Israel supporters” Governor Dayton, Chair of the MN State Board of Investment (SBI), stated “I [express] my support of the people of Israel in defending themselves…” (StarTribune, 7/24/14)
That same day, Israel bombed a UNRWA School in Gaza that was being used as a shelter, leaving 15 dead and 200 injured, mostly women and children.
In regards to Israel’s assault on Gaza from July 8 to August 26, 2014, during which 2,139 people were killed, including 490 children, Human Rights Watch stated “Israel’s military is responsible for major war crimes in Gaza, including the civilian death toll and a massive destruction of infrastructure. There is almost no water and no electricity, only a few medicines are available.”
YET THE MN SBI CHOOSES TO INVEST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ISRAEL IN VIOLATION OF ITS OWN HUMAN RIGHTS GUIDELINES.
IT’S ELECTION SEASON, MN. YOUR VOICE & YOUR VOTE MATTER. JOIN US TO DEMAND THAT OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ACT IN GOOD CONSCIENCE AND DIVEST FROM ISRAEL BONDS IMMEDIATELY. IF NOT NOW, WHEN?