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Pa. House votes to divest firms tied to Iran
Philadelphia Inquirer ^
| June 23, 2010
| Joseph N. DiStefano
Posted on 06/25/2010 8:59:47 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ
. . .State pension funds would be barred from buying into companies that make significant investments in Iran and Sudan under the law, which Gov. Rendel is likely to sign once state lawyers review it. . . .Pennsylvania's pension funds resisted past attempts to divest companies [in other countries]. . . . What made Harrisburg give in this time? "The different Jewish federations throughout the state" mobilized in support of the bill, said Matthew Handel, . . . who is chairman of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition. . . .
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aipac; darfur; divest; iran; jewishfederation; penna; pennsylvania
The vote was unanimous but in the full article, the author doesn't seem pleased with the action. I'm delighted to see this effort on behalf of Israel and Darfur.
for your review and possible ping; thought you’d like to see who the driving force of this was.
posted on 06/25/2010 9:01:10 AM PDT
Well...well..well...the TIDE MAY be turning!
posted on 06/25/2010 9:03:18 AM PDT
(DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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