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Take Action to Hold Caterpillar Accountable

Wednesday is Caterpillar's shareholder meeting, their annual day in the media spotlight.  It's up to us to make sure that the media gets the story right.  The media may want to focus on Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens' appointment to President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Committee, but we have to remind them that the real story is Caterpillar's culpability for home demolitions and the Israel's apartheid wallWe must make it clear that Caterpillar can build the US Economy without destroying Palestinian Livelihoods!

The US Campaign will be joining our member groups Jewish Voice for Peace, Chicagoans Against Apartheid in Palestine, and the Arab-Jewish Partnership for a Just Peace in the Middle East at the Caterpillar shareholder meeting in Chicago.  Together, with sympathetic Catholic shareholders and Hampshire College students we will be presenting a shareholder resolution on military sales and protesting outside the meeting.  Help us amplify our voice at the shareholder meeting by contributing to our online ad in the business section of the Chicago Tribune.  A tax-deductible donation of just $33 will ensure that 1000 more people will see our advertisement.
Why Did the Church of England Divest $3.3 Million from Caterpillar?
Click here to help get this ad on ChicagoTribune.com's business page!

Thousands of US Campaign supporters have already taken action and it's easy to join them!  We're only 1000 emails away from our goal of sending Caterpillar's management 4000 emails protesting their sales to the Israeli military.  Click here to help us reach our goal by the shareholders' meeting on Wednesday, June 10th.

There are also several opportunities to get involved in June 10th events.  Join us in Chicago or another city hosting a Stop Caterkiller action.  US Campaign supporters are planning protests at Caterpillar dealerships in Charlotte, NC, Houston, TX, Tacoma, WA and Las Vegas, NV.  Click here to find a Stop Caterkiller event near you.  Sign up here to order a Stop Caterkiller campaign kit to organize in your community.

Finally, you can support our efforts to get CAT's crimes into the media. Write an op-ed for your local paper; simply click here to get started using our talking points and guidelines for placing an op-ed.  Of course, you can also help us place our ad on ChicagoTribune.com's business page.  A tax deductible contribution of only $33 will make send our message that supporting occupation is bad for business to 1000 business-minded Chicagoans.