BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: #DivestFromWar

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Dear Mr. Fink,

BlackRock must divest from defense contractors that profit from child detention and weapons manufacturers, which produce the tools and weapons for war and violence in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and countless other areas where the U.S. is active in conflict. The result is the loss of innocent lives and turmoil around the world.

The sale of U.S. weapons to oppressive regimes like Saudi Arabia is a shining example of how the products made by these companies are not responsible or beneficial to the global community. As you surely know, the country of Yemen is on the edge of famine brought on by the brutal assault from the Saudi regime, a country who recently purchased billions in arms from U.S. weapon manufacturers.

We also see these weapons at home. You have recognized the danger of civilian firearms by creating funds that exclude those manufacturers, yet BlackRock remains silent on the weapons used in global conflict. Those same weapons are given to police forces in our communities and turned against Americans. The violence BlackRock profits from is in our streets, and the streets of the world.

You recently made a statement that BlackRock will hold companies accountable to be good global citizens. Obviously, a statement is not enough, when BlackRock continues to invest in companies engaging in war and conflict, which results in the deaths of innocent civilians and destruction of sovereign nations. There should be no profit from war. There should be no profit from child detention. The stakes are too high to be driven by profit margins.

BlackRock must divest from, and stop investing in, companies that sell weapons used in war and violence around the world and at home. BlackRock must divest from defense contractors that profit from child detention.

Yours Sincerely,

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  • Edward Juillard
    signed 2020-03-28 08:12:59 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2020-03-26 14:45:46 -0400
    No NDAA. Please No wars. Missiles. Bombs. Meaning it is such. Dangerous. To our. People. Health. Environmental. Life style. Plus. Financial. Etc..
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2020-03-17 09:10:27 -0400
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Sign the petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=767336
  • Alexistori T Gonzalez
    signed 2020-03-17 09:10:14 -0400
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  • Elizabeth Kinney
    signed 2020-03-06 19:55:44 -0500
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2020-03-03 02:03:31 -0500
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  • Raul Anorve
    signed 2020-02-27 18:18:15 -0500
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  • Peter Lauterbach
    @PeterRuLa tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-27 13:47:23 -0500
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Sign the petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=839678
  • Peter Lauterbach
    signed 2020-02-27 13:45:38 -0500
  • Rush Wayne
    @Neuroshft tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-24 17:21:25 -0500
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=683169
  • Randall Wayne
    signed 2020-02-24 17:19:56 -0500
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
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  • Jeannette Bartelt
    signed 2020-02-20 11:51:43 -0500
    No more child detention!
  • Norman Koerner
    signed 2020-02-14 18:42:15 -0500
  • Sally Donahue
    signed 2020-02-14 17:55:59 -0500
  • Jorge Castillo
    signed 2020-02-14 17:54:58 -0500
    Jorge Castillo
  • Bruce Krug Krug
    signed 2020-02-14 13:07:41 -0500
  • fred karlson
    signed 2020-02-14 09:37:57 -0500
  • Seth Wilpan
    signed 2020-01-06 09:02:16 -0500
  • Stuart Chen-Hayes
    @SChenHayes tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-05 16:47:18 -0500
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Sign the petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=690003
  • Stuart Chen-Hayes
    signed 2020-01-05 16:47:09 -0500
  • Michelle Orengo-McFarlane
    signed 2020-01-05 15:48:30 -0500
  • Adam Izak-Sunna
    @Epsilonm tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-05 15:09:49 -0500
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Sign the petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=477802
  • Adam Izak-Sunna
    signed 2020-01-05 15:09:11 -0500
    Yes to peace, to a just peace.
  • diane horner
    signed 2019-12-12 22:43:41 -0500
    I recently got rid of all my mutual funds connected to Black Rock you are a fake and a phony
  • Steve Wells
    signed 2019-12-12 02:00:06 -0500
    Private prisons create a perverse incentive and are thus unacceptablely evil.
  • zizzieozalezoxiama
    signed 2019-12-12 00:10:04 -0500
    Wars are global Warming. Stop the. Corporate. Handouts get rid of Corruption sustainable. Trade stop the demolition. No hike on tariffs. Support. Humanitarians. Aid please
  • zizzieozalezoxiama
    @AlexistoriGonz2 tweeted link to this page. 2019-12-12 00:09:47 -0500
    It’s time for @BlackRock to stop making a killing on killing. Sign the petition to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Tell him to put people and peace over profits and stop investing in weapons of war. #DivestFromWar https://www.codepink.org/larryfink?recruiter_id=858466
  • Shermin Ahmed
    signed 2019-12-08 15:10:52 -0500
  • Jarrett Cloud
    signed 2019-12-05 19:31:39 -0500
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