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SUNDAY: Los Angeles Campaign Kick off and Petition Circulator Training to Qualify the Israel Divestment Initiative for the California Ballot

Posted by uscsjp on September 18, 2010

Join the California Israel Divestment Campaign
Israel Divestment Campaign To Train Petition Circulators this Sunday, 9/19
Event: Los Angeles Campaign Kick off and Petition Circulator Training to Qualify the
Israel Divestment Initiative for the California Ballot

Date/Time: Sunday, September 19, 1 PM
Location: University of Southern California
Taper Hall 212 (THH212);
Entrance 3 on Figueroa south of Jefferson, Parking Structure X
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The Israel Divestment Campaign (IDC) is the first citizens’ effort in the country to appeal directly to
voters to hold Israel accountable for violations of international law and human rights.
Following the official assignment of a title and summary to our Initiative by the Attorney General on
September 1st, the IDC has begun the process of collecting the signatures of at least 434,000
registered California voters by January 31, 2011.
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#10-0020: PROHIBITS STATE RETIREMENT FUNDS FROM INVESTING IN COMPANIES
ENGAGED IN CERTAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN ISRAEL.
If successful, the measure will appear on the next statewide ballot after March 2011. If approved by a
majority of voters, it will become California law. This means that the two public retirement systems,
the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System
(CalSTRS), would be required to engage in a divestment process with corporations providing
equipment and services to Israel that are used in the violation of human rights and international law,
including but not limited to the building of the “Separation Barrier” and illegal Israeli settlements.
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If you share our concern for a just peace, we hope that you will join the campaign and help us gather
signatures in your community.
If you cannot attend, but want to assist, please email ca.divest.sc@gmail.com with name, email, phone,
address (including county), affiliation (if any), and if you are a STRS or PERS member. Put “TRAINING”
in the subject line.
Our website has the full text of the initiative, a list of endorsers, and ways you can support or participate.
This event is wheelchair accessible and dis-ability affirmative. Call 310-704-3217 at least 72 hours
in advance for any other special accommodations.
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