In just a few days, nearly 6,000 people have signed the statement in support of the students pushing for divestment at UC Berkeley, and we will make sure you are represented in that room with the students and senators.
It has been just thrilling to see names pouring in from all over the country and even the world. Each of you taking the time to tell the courageous students of UC Berkeley, “We stand with you, we are here for you, and we believe in you.” Each of you saying that divestment from the occupation is the right thing, the moral thing, the loving thing and the just thing to do.
And now we are asking you to take a moment on behalf of students at UC San Diego who need your help.
This Wednesday, April 28, on the very night that we’ll be standing in support of UC Berkeley senators as they vote again on divestment, UC San Diego’s Students for Justice in Palestine will be making the case for divestment before their own student senate. Their bill, which you can read here, is very similar to the bill being proposed by UC Berkeley’s SJP. It calls for divestment from the very same two companies: General Electric and United Technologies. The UC San Diego senators need to hear from you. Please send them a letter now. They need to know that Jews and our allies support divestment from companies that profit from the occupation.
They need to hear that we all stand proudly together: With Palestinian student Ibrahim Shikaki and Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein;
With countless student organizations representing every race and ethnicity;
With dozens of professors, Nobel prize winners, and rabbis;
With thousands of grandmothers and grandsons, Muslims and Jews, Christians and atheists, fathers and daughters,
They need to know that we support their courageous vote to say “the Occupation ends with me.”
Jewish Voice for Peace