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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  • Angela Mallard
    signed 2019-10-19 09:34:56 -0400
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  • Glen Zorn
    @PhraNuntiyo tweeted link to this page. 2019-10-19 03:27:09 -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=504167
  • Nuntiyo Bhikkhu
    signed 2019-10-19 03:26:49 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-27 09:27:16 -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=836867
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-09-27 09:27:04 -0400
  • Lenore Fenn
    signed 2019-09-14 19:40:12 -0400
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    @rk70534 tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-10 18:46:48 -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=296047
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    signed 2019-09-10 18:46:09 -0400
  • David Galaviz
    signed 2019-09-07 19:07:08 -0400
  • Margaret Christman
    signed 2019-09-04 00:05:21 -0400
  • Valerie Reilly
    signed 2019-09-02 00:19:13 -0400
  • Ruth Thomas
    signed 2019-09-01 19:10:10 -0400
  • Annika Nordmark
    signed 2019-09-01 16:18:37 -0400
  • Sullivan Neuen
    signed 2019-09-01 16:06:29 -0400
  • Lois Way
    signed 2019-09-01 16:05:26 -0400
  • D. Sitarski
    signed 2019-08-29 11:51:52 -0400
    As a stakeholder, I have a vested interest in your corporate behavior.


    Know that my voice counts: I am urging you to find ways to remain profitable that don’t kill people. It’s that simple. Earn your salary. Please make us happy AND proud
  • JoAnne Omar
    signed 2019-08-27 12:22:40 -0400
    By profiting from war….you are killing the planet and everything on it. THIS must end now please.
  • diane horner
    signed 2019-08-21 23:53:14 -0400
  • Paul Rehm
    signed 2019-08-19 10:05:52 -0400
  • Joseph Dangelo
    signed 2019-08-19 01:07:13 -0400
  • Barry Malkin
    signed 2019-08-18 23:42:46 -0400
  • Erlend Kimmich
    signed 2019-08-18 16:24:33 -0400
    Erlend Kimmich
  • Diane keefe
    signed 2019-08-18 12:45:14 -0400
    War is not the answer. The US government needs to commit it least half the resources it spends on military each year to addressing climate change if we have a chance of preventing future wars fueled by climate change driven desperation and poverty.

    Diane Keefe
  • Faras Bilto
    signed 2019-08-17 16:16:59 -0400
  • Bobbie Flowers
    @bobbiedee tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-17 14:34:22 -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=162469
  • Bobbie Flowers
    signed 2019-08-17 14:34:14 -0400
  • Patricia Negron
    signed 2019-08-17 14:07:22 -0400
    How do you sleep at night?!?
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    signed 2019-08-17 12:23:56 -0400
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    signed 2019-08-17 10:18:17 -0400
  • Sarachild Kathie
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