Turkish Divestment Petition
To this day, Turkey has not acknowledged their role in the Armenian genocide, and has funded denial campaigns to hide the truth that 1.5 million Armenian souls perished from this earth.
I need your help.
As the 6th largest economy in the world, California has the economic might to drive change. Divesting millions of dollars from Turkey will be a powerful statement to Turkey that we will not accept “business as usual” until its government acknowledges this crime against humanity and reaches a fair and just resolution.
Through the Turkish Divestment Bill, The California Public Employees’ Retirement System will divest $185,000,000 in Turkish bonds and The California State Teachers Retirement System will halt several million dollars in Turkish investment holdings.
Please sign the petition to pass AB 1597, the Turkish Divestment Act.