August 15, 2013
Link here : http://youpower.democracyforamerica.com/petitions/take-action-on-russia-support-ca-senate-resolution-19?source=eqca_em_08152013
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:: Donate NowCalifornia has an opportunity to take meaningful action on the appalling anti-LGBT situation in Russia.
By now, you've heard of the recent anti-LGBT law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin that threatens arrest, detainment and imprisonment for people publicly supportive of LGBT equality. The law has resulted in a dramatic increase in hate crimes and public persecution of our LGBT brothers and sisters simply for expressing who they are or who they love.
That's why today, I am proud to announce that Equality California is sponsoring Senate Resolution 18, authored by Senator Mark Leno, urging CalPERS and CalSTRS against making direct investments in Russia. There are billions of investment dollars at stake and we don't want any of it going to Russia while this law is in effect!
TAKE ACTION NOW: CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE PETITION URGING OUR STATE SENATORS TO SUPPORT SENATE RESOLUTION 18
By urging the state's two largest pension plans to cease Russian investments, we are making a bold gesture against hateful policies and a firm stance in defense of equality. Our investments should align with our values, and never reward discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
READ FULL TEXT OF SR18 HERE
EQCA is proud to be the watchdog for LGBT equality in California, and we can't do it without you. If you'd like to see us campaign relentlessly for our Russian LGBT brothers and sisters today, support our work with a contribution today!
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