The MN State Board of Investments, which Gov. Walz chairs, holds $1.2 million in shares in Elbit Systems. Elbit Systems is Israel’s largest weapons company, and is currently under contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to build a 53-tower “Integrated Fixed Towers” security project on the US-Mexico border. Continuing to invest in Elbit Systems perpetuates a system of militarization of the border and the resulting deaths of migrants trying to cross.
Elbit Systems’ border militarization technology was also deployed against the Palestinian people. 95% of their sales come from weapons alone. They are currently the world’s leading exporter of military and surveillance drones. Elbit also makes cluster munitions and white phosphorus shells – both of which are banned under international law.
Organized by the Anti-War Committee, Endorsed by: American Muslims for Palestine MN, CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace TC, MN BDS Community, MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee, MN Peace Action Coalition, Women Against Military Madness