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National Building Museum Cancels Caterpillar Ceremony!

September 9th, 2011

Stop CaterpillarThanks to more than 5,300 individuals and 55 organizations asking the National Building Museum to rescind its annual prize to Caterpillar for "innovation in construction technology," the museum has cancelled its public award ceremony.

The success of this action, led by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, and endorsed by the US Campaign, is another partial victory in our ongoing boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign to hold Caterpillar accountable for profiting from Israeli human rights abuses, including the killing of Rachel Corrie, a U.S. activist who was crushed to death by a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer in 2003, as she nonviolently protected a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip from demolition by Israel.

However, we can't be content with the National Building Museum's decision because they have not yet completely agreed to rescind the award.

Next week, Cindy and Craig Corrie (Rachel's parents), will hand-deliver the petition to the National Building Museum urging them to rescind the award to Caterpillar.  Let's help them meet their goal of delivering 10,000 petition signatures.

Here's how you can take action:

Sign the petition as an individual.

2. Spread the word via social media.

3. Have your organization endorse the letter.

 Write your own letter to the museum.

As evidenced by the museum's decision to cancel the public award ceremony for Caterpillar, our activism makes a difference.  Take action today to help transform this partial victory into a full victory.

Don't let Caterpillar be awarded for profiting from Israel's injuring and killing of civilians, destruction of Palestinian homes and agriculture, and construction of its illegal Jewish-only settlements and Apartheid Wall!

Learn more about this campaign to rescind Caterpillar's award and the corporation's profit from Israel's human rights abuses.

Please help Craig and Cindy reach their goal of 10,000 signatures by signing the petition right now.

After they deliver their petition to the National Building Museum, Cindy and Craig will be joining us and hundreds of activists at our 10th Annual National Organizers' Conference next weekend, September 16-19, in Washington, DC.

There is still time for you to register to join us for an incredible weekend of inspiring panels, workshops, strategizing, and networking.