Tell TIAA-CREF to stop investing in the Separation Wall

Ask one of the largest financial services companies in the United States to divest from Elbit Systems Ltd., the company that profits by building the Separation Wall – the structure that separates Palestinian farmers from their land and water resources.

TIAA-CREF is particularly interested in hearing from people like you: the participants (or clients) who expect the corporation to live up to its motto: Financial Services for the Greater Good

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We are TIAA-CREF participants and investors who are deeply concerned that TIAA-CREF invests in companies like Elbit Systems Ltd. Elbit profits from the confiscation of Palestinian land by providing surveillance equipment that is mounted on the Separation Wall, which was declared unlawful by the International Court of Justice. Elbit is also one of the main contractors building the illegal Separation Wall, which expropriates Palestinian resources, including scarce water and even the land itself – resources that are key to farming, food production, human survival and self-determination.

While the specific companies held change over time, TIAA-CREF’s investment criteria do not screen out such investments, which are incompatible with our values and with corporate social responsibility.

Out of our commitment to equality, freedom, and international law, we therefore urgently request that:

• TIAA-CREF divest from companies like Elbit that:
1) Directly profit from or contribute to the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
2) Provide products or services that contribute to the construction and maintenance of Israeli settlements and/or the Separation Wall, both of which are illegal under international law.
3) Provide products or services that contribute to or enable violent acts that target civilians.

• TIAA-CREF establish investment criteria to exclude any such companies in the future.

For almost 100 years, TIAA-CREF has striven to provide financial services for the greater good, helping those in the academic, medical, cultural, and research fields to plan for and live in retirement. Please help all TIAA-CREF participants invest the fruit of their labor and enjoy their retirement in good conscience.

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    1219 Mon Dec 07 16:16:20 EST 2015 Joseph A Perez
    1218 Mon Dec 07 15:34:06 EST 2015 Frieda Gardner
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    1208 Mon Sep 21 10:59:52 EDT 2015 Stan Benton
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    1206 Mon Aug 31 12:04:09 EDT 2015 Sonia Ospina
    1205 Tue Jul 28 14:38:11 EDT 2015 David Stanley
    1204 Tue Jul 21 15:31:11 EDT 2015 Anonymous
    1203 Fri Jul 17 23:24:05 EDT 2015 Elaine Gross
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    1201 Fri Jul 17 17:38:53 EDT 2015 Vincent Khapoya
    1200 Fri Jul 17 17:31:03 EDT 2015 Howard Pflanzer
    1199 Fri Jul 17 17:15:29 EDT 2015 Victoria Steinitz
    1198 Sat Jun 27 15:05:48 EDT 2015 Dimitris Dallis
    1197 Fri Jun 26 15:20:57 EDT 2015 Ellen Mendelsohn
    1196 Fri Jun 26 11:27:33 EDT 2015 Eric Bakeman
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