Adalah-NY is a member of the We Divest coalition, which is calling for a national day of action. Join us in midtown Manhattan for The Future Divests!
STUDENTS! The We Divest national campaign is having a national day of action. We are calling on students from across NYC to demand TIAA-CREF divest from the Israeli occupation. Make sure they get the message: TIAA-CREF can't ignore its future clients!
What’s this action about?
TIAA-CREF is one of the largest retirement plan providers in the nation, and has more than $2 billion invested in corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. One of these corporations is Veolia Environnement, which operates segregated bus lines for Israeli settlers on Palestinian land. We are sending a clear message that TIAA-CREF must divest from Veolia!
Retirement Plan? But I’m a student.
You may not have a TIAA-CREF plan now, but it’s likely that you will some day. If you are planning to have a career in academia, the medical field, or a non-profit organization, you will probably plan for your retirement with TIAA-CREF. That makes you a future client, with the power to influence TIAA-CREF’s investment practices.
Why should TIAA-CREF care about its future investors?
During the South African Apartheid regime, students across the UK led a boycott against Barclays bank for their participation in Apartheid. The boycott ultimately succeeded, and Barclays withdrew its business from South Africa. Barclays later cited the student boycott as a major factor in their withdrawal, because they viewed students as their future clientele and were concerned about their long-term viability.
50 years later, we can send the same kind of message to TIAA-CREF!