Join CODEPINK and friends (Front Range Jewish Voice for Peace, Friends of Sabeel - North America, and Coloradans for Justice in Palestine) to protest outside the annual RE/MAX shareholders’ meeting to ask that they abide by international law and stop selling illegal settlement homes in Occupied Palestine!
Where: Denver Tech Center Marriott, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver, Colorado
When: Thursday, May 5 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
RSVP on Facebook!
RE/MAX Israel real estate brokers and agents do business in all the major Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including those in Occupied East Jerusalem, in direct violation of international law. The Fourth Geneva Convention states that an occupying power may not move its civilian population onto the territory it is occupying. RE/MAX’s profiteering from settlements has drawn condemnation from human rights activists and organizations around the world. A recent report by Human Rights Watch entitled “Occupation, Inc.: How Settlement Businesses Contribute to Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights," directly indicts RE/MAX LLC:
"By advertising, selling and renting homes in settlements, both the Israeli franchise of RE/MAX and RE/MAX LLC, the owner of the global franchise network, facilitate and benefit from the transfer of Israeli civilians into occupied territory and the associated human rights abuses, contravening their rights responsibilities."
CODEPINK's Remodel RE/MAX campaign calls on RE/MAX to set explicit guidelines for RE/MAX brokers and agents making clear that they may not sell, rent, or advertise properties in Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jerusalem. Additionally, the campaign asks RE/MAX to mandate that members of the RE/MAX network should not refer clients to agents and brokers who are involved in such activities.
We hope you will join us to protest outside of the shareholders meeting tomorrow! Please contact CODEPINK organizer Ariel Gold at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Toward peace and justice,
Alli, Ariel, Nancy K., and the entire CODEPINK team