On Wednesday at 1.30 pm Central Time, the Caterpillar Board of Directors will hold the company's annual shareholder meeting, and they've asked to receive questions in advance of that meeting. Please ask them about the use of their bulldozers by the Israeli Army.
Since 2004, Jewish Voice for Peace has been attending the Caterpillar shareholder meetings in the Chicago area to hold the company accountable for their bulldozers being used to demolish Palestinian homes. This year Caterpillar hopes to draw less attention to its human rights record. They've moved the shareholder meeting to a less accessible location-Little Rock, AK. But you don't have to go to Little Rock to make your voice heard. You can ask your question and bring your concern online today. At the meeting, Caterpillar plans on alternating online questions with questions from the floor, so please send your question to Caterpillar today. We want to make sure that concerns about Palestinian human rights become the number one issue Caterpillar has to deal with at the meeting.
|Email Caterpillar's Board of Directors to say, |
"Stop selling bulldozers for Israel's
demolition of Palestinian homes!"
Jewish Voice for Peace
PS: There's another way to pressure Caterpillar: by asking one of the largest pension funds in the US to divest from it. If you have not yet signed our petition to retirement giant TIAA-CREF, go here and sign: wedivest.org
(1) UNRWA, March 21, 2011: Worrying increase in home demolitions