Urgent Plea from UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine: Support Divestment

From UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine:

Thank you so much to all of the people who joined us on Wednesday night to support the ASUC bill urging divestment from companies that directly fund Israel’s illegal occupation and war crimes (General Electric and United Technologies), and to all who sent letters in support of the bill to senators these last couple of weeks. We could not have accomplished the 16-4 win without the massive support we received from the UC community and beyond.

Now, we need your help one last time to get this bill fully passed.

Tomorrow is the last day ASUC President Will Smelko can VETO this bill and we have believe he is considering such action.

We hope you can find one last surge of energy and put it toward emails to President Smelko. We know he is now receiving a large number of emails urging him to veto the bill. We NEED to counter this by showing him the great level of support behind the bill, which he could not have seen Wednesday as he was not present at the Senate meeting.

Please send an email to President Smelko and let him know that you support this bill and ask him not to veto it. Even a one-liner would help!

President Will Smelko’s email:  president@asuc.org

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