I’m writing you from New York City where I just got back from the TIAA-CREF annual Meeting and I’m still a bit overwhelmed by the experience.
TIAA-CREF is one the largest retirement funds in the world, and it holds investments in companies that profit from the Israeli occupation.
I can’t tell you what it meant to have so many people at the TIAA-CREF meeting asking them to do better. 15,300 people to be exact. Each one had signed a petition or a postcard, or secured hundreds of postcards in their own community asking the fund to divest from the Israeli occupation. And you know what? That made all the difference — to us, and to the leadership of TIAA-CREF.
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