Let's mark the Fourth of July by getting public dollars out of weapons investments.
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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.
Public pension and retirement funds are invested, directly and indirectly, in weapons companies. 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.
It is immoral to invest people's future security, and the tax dollars of all, in profiting from future wars -- which, of course, threaten everyone's security.
Partners on this campaign include: World Beyond War, RootsAction.org, Code Pink. Coalition members and allies will use this petition to advance divestment from war profiteering. The more people we can get to sign on, the more effective we will be. We will not give your contact information to the investment funds we are lobbying or to anyone else.
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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, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.