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Thank Loyola for Passing Divestment Resolution!

March 20th, 2014

Students Call for Divestment from Israeli Occupation in Historic Vote

On Tuesday, March 18, the Unified Student Government Association (USGA) at Loyola University Chicago passed a resolution to divest from corporations that profit from Israel’s occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people. 

This victory marks the first Jesuit University to adopt a divestment resolution and comes after two years of campaigning by the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on campus.

Since the vote, representatives of the student government have been receiving hateful emails from opposition groups demanding they rescind the vote. 

Please take a few minutes to send a thank you note to the student representatives for standing up for justice and to encourage them to remain steadfast in their decision. You can find recommended talking points and take action here.

As the National SJP wrote in its statement of thanks: "This week, Loyola’s USGA has done something incredible. You have created a platform for discussing important issues directly related to students–where our money goes. If students won’t take a stand on who our universities invest our tuition money with, then who will? This divestment resolution is taking an immense and beautiful step towards positive social change."

Please add your voice to those thanking the students at Loyola