Teachers and other public servants whose interests ought to lie with promoting human needs have their retirement security tied up with maintaining or enlarging the war industry.
While governments buy weapons, market weapons to other governments, donate weapons to other governments, and bestow tax breaks on weapons dealers, there is another less-visible way in which public money sustains weapons dealing and war making.
Public pension and retirement funds are invested, directly and indirectly, in weapons companies. RootsAction is partnering with World Beyond War to do something about it.
Please sign this global petition against public investment in weapons dealing.
If you live in one of these places, please sign this specific petition as well:
If you live in one of these U.S. states or cities, please click to sign a petition to your state legislators and governors or city councils and mayors:
If you live in any other part of the U.S., please click here to email your state legislators.
If you live in one of the above locations, including specifically Chicago or New York City, and would like to take the lead on organizing local education and protest and lobbying actions, contact World Beyond War.
Public retirement investment in an industry that threatens to cut short all of our retirements is ironic but widespread. We don’t know how widespread. If you have information, especially on parts of the world not yet included here, please share it with World Beyond War.
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-- The RootsAction.org Team
P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.
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